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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.

3D Printing News

ARPA-H program paves the way for on-demand organ transplants

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) - 27-Mar-2024

Personalized bioprints for affordable and more accessible transplants in the near future


Scientists print living skin onto wounds in rats for scar-free healing

New Atlas - 04-Mar-2024

Revolutionary bioprinting technique with potential for flawless skin repair and hair regrowth


AI and 3D printer creates natural prosthetic eyes in less time

New Scientist - 27-Feb-2024

Novel method for natural-looking eyes, offering comfort and wider access


Scientists successfully bioengineer brain tissue capable of growth and function

New Atlas - 04-Feb-2024

It could be used to study Down syndrome, Alzheimer's, and even new medicines

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3D Printing Resources

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3D Systems

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

Open Bionics

UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands


Biomaterials and biofabrication company.


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


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


3DP pharmaceutical manufacturing company.

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