Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Developing Microspheres for 3D Printing Living Tissue

The dream of using 3D printing technology to regenerate damaged or diseased tissues faces a number of technological and biological challenges, not the least of which is providing the new tissues with just the right amount of a complex mix of proteins referred to as growth factors needed for development of stem cells after implantation. (published site)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Medical 3D Printing is Pushing Metrology Labs to Keep Pace

It is probably safe to say that the advancements in additive manufacturing of medical devices have come at a pace that has outstripped the visions of even the most ardent supporters. 3D printed devices have already been implanted into people’s backs, skulls and jaws. (published site)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

FDA’s Advice for Medical Device Interoperability

For by Kapstone Medical

The FDA issued its final guidance for medical device interoperability on Sept. 6, 2017. The guidance offers insight into what the agency is looking for in terms of safety and effectiveness for medical devices that are connected to each other and to other technology.

The agency’s intention is to promote development and availability of safe and effective interoperable medical devices Bakul Patel, associate director for digital health in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health told Kapstone Medical.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Shape-shifting the Future of Medical Implants

Using 3D printing and sequential folding technology, researchers are proposing to revolutionize the way medical implants are produced and implanted.
The technique called, “shape-shifting” is being pioneered by Professor Amir Zadpoor and his research team at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. (published site)