TeVido BioDevices Raises Over $30,000 on Indiegogo to Patent Technique to 3D Print Nipples

It’s really incredible what we have seen in only the last year within the 3D printing space. Some of the most exciting applications have to do with bioprinting. Researchers are working on a variety of less complicated applications for 3D bioprinting. One company is TeVido BioDevices, based out of Austin, Texas. TeVido’s aim is to “Build better breasts,” by utilizing 3D bioprinters which fabricate nipple tissue.

Every year tens of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, one in eight women will be diagnosed within their lifetime. These are staggering numbers. Breast cancer is often curable if caught early, especially with today’s medical advancements. With that said, oftentimes women need to undergo a mastectomy (the removal of all their breast tissue) in order to assure that the cancer does not return. This can unfortunately be devastating to many women who may slip into depression with feelings of inadequacy. Fortunately breast reconstruction surgery is available to many of them, allowing them to regain their womanly form. With that said, there is still is an area of the surgery which could see major improvements. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com