Experts are using 3D scanning and 3D printing to craft patient-specific prosthetics and medical device implants with unprecedented precision.
By applying predictive analytics, medical device companies can make a shift to a proactive mode to avoid potential problems before they happen, according to an expert in business strategy and software engineering.
A group at the University of Minnesota is 3D printing patient-specific organ models, sensors, and neural regeneration devices.
Precise Bio is trying to develop bio-printed eye-related tissues to treat ophthalmic diseases. The company has already transplanted a 3D-printed corneal graft in animals.
Thanks to 3D printing, mass customization of medical devices offers a number of benefits to both patients and the healthcare system.
A 3-D bioprinted cardiac patch may offer healing to patients with acute myocardial infarction as well as pave the way for an entire human heart replacement.
FibreTuff plans to develop cellulose-based biomaterials that can be used to 3D print Class I and II medical devices for spine, trauma, and sports medicine.
Stryker's 3D-printed Tritanium cages outperformed PEEK cages in terms of bone in-growth and fixation in a pre-clinical study using sheep.
Medtronic's new titanium 3D-printed platform enables more complex designs and integrated surface technologies for spine surgery implants.
Cleveland Clinic Innovation Executive Director sees 3D Printing more suited for custom implants as opposed to mass producing products in healthcare.