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3D Printing Brains? Or using brains to 3D Print?

Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital produced an exact replica, soft plastic, 3d printed model of a child’s brain to use in a practice run before the complex surgical procedure. It was printed with soft plastic and with a precision 3d

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Bioprinting Saving Lives – Every 30 Seconds A Patient Needs 3D Printed Tissue

“The impossible can be possible” is what Ben Harrison intelligently proclaims to an audience of captivated listeners. As a respected authority in the field, he strongly suggests that there are limitless possibilities for 3D printing and the duplication of human

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Organovo Fabricates Liver Cells That Live 800% Longer

Bioprinting is not a new concept – in fact, it’s almost old news, and we’re just waiting for something to happen. Ducks have been saved, baby tracheas have been printed, so when are we going to really see the effects

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3D Printing – The Future of Manufacturing

Science fiction is strangely telling of future technologies. Take for example Star Trek, one of the most popular sci-fi shows in television history. The characters would walk through automatic sliding doors, non-existent in the day, and relay orders through personal

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Is Bioprinting the Future of Organ Replacement- 3D Printing Science

You get a full 3 dimensional scan of your complete body geometry. One day there is an accident and unfortunately you lose an ear or some other part of your body. Still, nothing that you really should worry about: Your

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3D Printer to Make Organs On Demand

This 3D printer London scientists created, called the Vista 3D, is in the works to print organs “at the touch of a button.” It comes equipped with a nozzle that can 3D print a broad range of materials with high

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Baby’s Life Saved by 3D-printed Airway Splint

Thanks to a 3d-printed airway splint, an Ohio baby with tracheobronchomalacia can live life separately from hospital machines. “This is the first time 3D printing has been used to treat tracheobronchomalacia-at least in a human.” Now that the Food and

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Bioprinting a Hand

A carpenter from South Africa and a puppeteer from Washington recently developed a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a five year old boy born without fingers on his right hand (Amniotic Band Syndrome). Ivan Owen and Richard Van As, the puppeteer

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Bioprinting, Firearms, and 3D Printing

“It seems like science fiction.” Anything you can imagine can often be made with 3D printing, including body parts. This is one of the greatest opportunities and threats in manufacturing and medicine. “The premise is simple. Send a scanned image

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3D Printing Enables Another Medical Miracle

Doctors were able to print a much needed device to save baby.  

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