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3D Printing

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.

Resources

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Open Bionics

UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands

Volumetric

Biomaterials and biofabrication company.

FabRx

Specialist biotech company developing 3D printing technology for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

3D Systems

Company that engineers, manufactures and sells 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D scanners, and offers a 3D printing service.

Biogelx

Company developing synthetic materials for 3D cell culture and bioprinting applications

Aprecia

3DP pharmaceutical manufacturing company.

Dassault Systèmes

Software company that develops software for 3D product design, simulation and more.

Andrei Kolmakov

Project Leader in Nanoscale Imaging Group/ Nanoscale Device Characterization Division at NIST

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

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3D bioprinted retina tissue uncovers advanced age-related macular degeneration

Medgadget - 06-Jan-2023

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CMU array to treat neurological disorders potentially

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Biohybrid material that mimics natural skin developed using 3D printing

3D Printing Industry - 12-Jul-2022

Soft yet tough biohybrid composites similar to lifelike skin may have productive potential

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3D printed lung scaffold might be ready for clinical trials within five years

3D Printing Industry - 07-Jun-2022

It can be personalised with patients' own cells and printed in three weeks

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