3D printing new artificial or totally regenerated organs will be a key medical technology in living forever. Manufacturing completely personalised metal implants is already here that perfectly fit a patient's anatomy. And bioprinting new body parts, using stem cells and bioinks, that incorporate different cells and blood vessels are being developed all around the world.
3D printers can also create personalised drugs that can combine multiple active ingredients in a single pill, with a physical structure designed to release the contents at a rate ideal for each patient.
Other uses in healthcare include personalised prosthetics, manufacturing of sterile surgical tools at a reduced cost, and printing models of organs and bones to help surgeons prepare for complex surgery.
Skorpion Engineering - Rapid Prototyping, Rapid manufacturing, Design & Co-Design, Finishes & Services.
IBI S.A. - Biomedical company focused on research, development and production of medical devices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Mimetas - Company that offers OrganoPlates and develops human tissue and disease models.
MediPrint - Company developing customized high-tech medical solutions with 3D printing manufacturing.
UNYQ - Personalized prosthetics & orthotics company.
3D Systems - Company that engineers, manufactures and sells 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D scanners, and offers a 3D printing service.
CollPlant - Regenerative and aesthetic medicine company focused on medical aesthetics and 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs.
Cellink - Leading bioprinter and bioink company.
Hero Arm - 3D printed powered bionic hand controlled by muscles.
Sutrue - Creators of first working and patented automated suturing device.More 3D Printing resources
3D-printed Lego-inspired bricks, to heal broken bones
Medical Xpress - 25-Jul-2020
Tested some aspects in rats, could make lab-made organs for human transplant possibleRead more...
3D printed heart like organoid can contract spontaneously and synchronously
University of Minnesota - 15-Jul-2020
This organoid with chambers can fit into a mouse's bellyRead more...
Researchers successfully 3D-printed human-like ears in mice
New Scientist - 05-Jun-2020
Can potentially repair damaged cartilage in other parts of the human bodyRead more...