Bloomberg – The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
Purdue University – Researchers are developing a biodegradable metal orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body.
3ders.org – A team of researchers from Duke University in North Carolina is developing a novel 3D bioprinting material that could one day be used to create patient-specific cartilage implants.
Fortune – DePuy Synthes, an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and deformities.
In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice.
Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host’s immune system.
In 1848, a rail foreman named Phineas Gage was clearing a railroad bend in Vermont when a blast hole exploded, sending the tamping iron he
Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. A team of researchers from University
Human innovation continues to push forward in so many directions. In all walks of science, researchers are achieving new “firsts” in the pursuit of a better
3D printing has had and will continue to have impacts on many areas. One of the most hotly anticipated areas for 3D printing to impact
Several years ago Edward Evans fell seriously ill when an infection began eating away at his sternum – the bone at the centre of the
Researchers from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have partnered with UK-based additive manufacturing company 3T RPD to develop a highly innovative 3D
Worldwide hip and knee orthopedic surgical implant markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the aging of the population. Older people have trouble making
The recent announcement that GE is acquiring a controlling stake in Arcam will have a profound impact on the additive manufacturing (AM) titanium sector. Arcam
At McGill University in Canada, researchers have been working on orthopedic technology that will improve the performance of hip and other bone implants. The investigators
Northeast Indiana, with its largest city being Fort Wayne (seen above), may strike many as mostly a land of corn fields. Even driving through these
German patient Inge W. had been afflicted with a hip malformation since her birth. Due to an extensive number of intense surgeries and revisions throughout
Zimmer Biomet launched a new total knee implant, the first of its kind to incorporate two polyethylene bearings on the medial and lateral sides of
While it’s a bit more complex than shop class, it may be possible to weld together flakes of graphene into solids that can be used
3D printing is quickly becoming an integral part of the implant industry, where it is taking over business with custom-made and unique 3D printed implants.