In my previous post, I considered the applications of technology for external medical devices. Since then, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has published draft guidelines for Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices. The main thrust of these guidelines currently is not definitive, but rather provides direction both for medical device manufacturers and for FDA staff. Importantly, it does serve to illustrate the growth and acceptance of this application of 3D printing.
In a development that further underscores ways in which medical devices are being personalized for individual patients, DePuy Synthes* today announces the U.S. launch of TRUMATCH®Titanium 3D-Printed Implants for use in facial reconstruction. […]
Starting Friday, sweeping changes in Medicare payments could affect nearly 800 U.S. hospitals’ bottom lines, but not everyone is ready for the switch. The new rules will hold hospitals accountable for all the costs of […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is the most likely rival to Intuitive Surgical‘s (NSDQ:ISRG) dominance in the robot-assisted surgery space, but is still at least a year away from putting a competing device on the market, according to […]