Though it will likely take a few years before we’ll see 3D bioprinted organ implants being used in hospitals, 3D printed titanium orthopedic devices are already a reality. Thanks to the titanium’s excellent mechanical attributes and infection-resistant properties, it’s a perfect 3D printing material for knee and hip implants. And we could be seeing these 3D printed implants a lot more often in the near future, as a research team from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore has just found a way to greatly improve their stress absorption levels. Their solution? To use a 3D printable titanium-tantalum alloy mixture, rather than the currently used titanium-aluminum mixture.
Robotic surgery units available on the market right now are not technically “robots,” according to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) worldwide medical devices chairman Gary Pruden. But Verb Surgical, J&J’s joint venture with Google parent Alphabet‘s (NSDQ:GOOGL) Verily Life Sciences, […]
When the medical device excise tax was in effect, the med tech industry lost nearly 29,000, or 7.2%, of its jobs, according to an AdvaMed analysis of Department of Commerce figures. The drop occurred between […]
Researchers based in Dublin have created a process to support 3D printing of new bone material – which might give those that require bone grafts more options. The research could be used to regenerate large defects […]