3D printing can give your medtech startup a competitive edge

You need to be fast and nimble to compete. A strong maker culture enabled by 3D design and 3D printing could be the way to do it. Derek Mathers, Worrell It can be a lonely world for medical and biotechnology startup entrepreneurs during the early days. Despite their deep desire to introduce and scale novel life-extending

3D printing is possible in water: why you should care

Can you 3D print in water? According to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, you can. The Israeli researchers have developed a photoinitiator for 3D printing in water. 3D printing structures in water has always been challenging due to a lack of water soluble molecules known as photoinitiators —

3D printing could make bionic skin possible: Here’s how

University of Minnesota researchers 3D printed tiny stretchable electronic sensory devices that could enable bionic skin for surgical robots – or a new class of wearables directly printed onto human skin. Their work appeared May 5 in the journal Advanced Materials. “This stretchable electronic fabric we developed has many practical uses,” said Michael McAlpine, a

Ambionics creates 3D printed prosthetic arm for infants

Using Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology, prosthetic solutions company Ambionics was able to create a fully-functional 3D printed hydraulic prosthetic arm for an infant. The prosthetic was designed for Ambionics’ founder Ben Ryan’s 2-year-old son, enabling a more natural acceptance of prosthetics for children. So far, the 3D-printed hydraulic prosthetic has delivered 76% cost savings

3D printed models shed light on treating heel deformities

Using 3D printed models of a patient’s foot, investigators at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles have found that the 3 leading procedures for treating heel deformities do not adequately correct the debilitating problem. Investigators used 18 identical 3D prints of a single patient’s heel to evaluate the most common techniques for treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a genetic

This 3D bioprinter can make functional human skin

A group of scientists in Spain has created a 3D bioprinter that can 3D print functional human skin, one of the first living human organs created with bioprinting. The bioprinted skin mimics the structure of human skin, according to researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). It has an external layer—the epidermis with