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.
Sutrue - Creators of first working and patented automated suturing device.
Volumetric - Biomaterials and biofabrication company.
Viscient Biosciences - Providing 3D culture technology to develop drugs across a range of therapeutic areas.
FabRx - Specialist biotech company developing 3D printing technology for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
3D Bioprinting Solutions - Biotechnology company focused on 3D bioprinting.
Biolife4D - Company fighting against heart diseases by printing artificial heart.
A hospital in Italy resorts to 3D printing in desperate times
3D Printing Media Network - 14-Mar-2020
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Revolutionizing 3D handheld bioprinter
UConn Today - 27-Feb-2020
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3D skin printing as simple as painting walls with a roller
University of Toronto Engineering News - 04-Feb-2020
Skin transplantation could be no longer needed because this device makes everything more simpleRead more...