Medical Research

  • Stryker, a major adopter of AM for implants production is establishing a new medical R&D Lab in Queensland, Australia that builds on existing partnerships with hospitals, researchers, universities and local governments to drive the transformation of research into viable, commercially available precision medical device technology. With a research grant from…

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  • A new way to 3D print custom medical devices

    Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time. Study lead, Dr. Yinfeng He, from the Centre…

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  • High-speed photopolymerization processes are now becoming established in the AM industry. Hydrogel 3D printing by stereolithography is now commonplace in the bioprinting segment. A team from the University of Buffalo combined both processes to obtain high-speed stereolithography of hydrogels, a process that they think could prove instrumental in 3D printing…

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  • 3D printed microneedles COVID-19 vaccine

    A full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and our hopes now lie primarily in the efficient roll out of vaccinations across the globe. Behind the scenes, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to qualify and produce vaccines, and research groups are tackling other issues such as inoculation. One of these groups,…

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  • 3D bioprinted trachea using CollPlant Biotechnologies’s BioInk, courtesy of United Therapeutics and 3D systems

    CollPlant Biotechnologies released a letter from its Chief Executive Officer, Yehiel Tal, to its shareholders. The letter summarizes a strong year for the company and its shareholders, which has benefitted from the uptick in 3D printing research and interest throughout 2020 to position itself for an even stronger 2021. The letter…

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  • The University of Wolverhampton’s Additive Manufacturing Functional Materials (AMFM) research group has developed an antiviral material based on copper-tungsten-silver, which can be 3D printed and kills the Covid-19 virus. The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for materials and surfaces that kill or suppress the virus to help reduce airborne…

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  • Is 3D printing of structures for implantation in the human body using bioresorbable polymers to be considered a type of bioprinting? In a way, it is and it can bring significant healthcare benefits sooner than parts printed using actual cells will be able to. Along the lines of: “why  change…

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  • Scientists from UNSW Sydney have developed the COBICS ceramic-based ink that may allow surgeons in the future to 3D print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair damaged bone tissue. Using a 3D printer that deploys a special ink made up of calcium phosphate, the…

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  • The Biopixlar bioprinting platform, developed by Swedish firm Fluicell, has shown it is possible to directly print primary neurons with high precision. This enables the design and construction of neuronal patterns that better resemble connections between neurons in vivo compared to conventional cell cultures and that constitutes a powerful tool…

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  • Scientists at the University of Leeds have created synthetic soft surfaces for biomimetic tongue textures for the first time using 3D printing. This opens new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics and dry mouth therapies. UK scientists led by the University of Leeds in collaboration…

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