The city of Utrecht in Netherland is already famous for the outstanding achievements made by the tissue factory subordinated to the University Medical Center Utrecht to a great extent. This tissue factory has recently accomplished the 3D bioprinted rabbit shoulder implantation experiment. Now, this city is attracting more biologic printing institutions. With the cooperation of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Hogeschool Utrecht and ProtoSpace Fund, a new bioprinting lab Utrecht3DMedical is established. Continue reading “Utrecht3DMedical – 3D Bioprinting Lab in Utrecht”
Nowadays, 3D technology is applied in many fields, from industrial production, through fashion, to the food industry. It is in medicine, however, that 3D technology shows its potential at its best.
At the beginning of 2014, history was made at University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht, Netherlands: a skull of a 22-year-old woman was completely replaced by a tailor-made 3D printed plastic skull. The patient was suffering from a condition that thickens the bone structure of the cranium, which causes an increasing pressure of the brain leading to vision loss, motor coordination impairment and, eventually, death. Continue reading “3D Technology Shows its Best Potential in Medicine”
Four universities in three countries across two continents have partnered to create one revolutionary masters degree program in 3D bioprinting. They have created the world’s first masters degree program that will allow students to claim boldly and proudly that they are masters of biofabrication. Continue reading “The World’s First Masters Degree in 3D Bioprinting”
Queensland students are set be at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human body parts, with a world-first course to be offered in Brisbane. The international masters degree in biofabrication will be jointly offered by, among others, the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. Continue reading “3D printing pushes medical boundaries”