3D Medical Animation — Changing Patient Education

3D Medical Animation — Changing Patient Education

By Nic Widerhold

The urge to depict, and thus to better understand the body, has always been with us. From the caves at Lascaux in France to Leonardo da Vinci’s folios to the medical illustrations of anatomist Andreas Vesalius — the history of medicine has always included the urge to portray the human body and its many mysteries.
Early Origins
Even at a time when it was frowned upon, dedicated early “explorers” of the human body, such as da Vinci, delved into the tangled intricacies of human anatomy and physiology through careful autopsy and subsequent renderings of the findings.…

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Johnson & Johnson Taps Carbon 3D for Medical 3D Printing

Johnson & Johnson Taps Carbon 3D for Medical 3D Printing

By Michael Molitch-Hou

$270-billion medical and consumer giant Johnson & Johnson is not a stranger when it comes to 3D printing in the medical space, having partnered with Organovo to study the viability of bioprinted human tissue for testing new medications. Now, as Johnson & Johnson Innovation kicks off a new set of partnerships with a focus on R&D and product development outside of the company, Johnson & Johnson has announced that they will be working with Carbon 3D to produce custom surgical devices.…

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NIH Grants $141K to Develop 3D Printed Device to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

NIH Grants 1K to Develop 3D Printed Device to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

By Michael Molitch-Hou

With medicine being a field to most immediately disrupted by 3D printing technology, now the medical community is getting behind the technology to create new solutions to old problems. This is particularly evidenced by news that Florida Atlantic University has just received a grant from the National Institute of Health to develop a 3D printed stent to treat esophageal cancer.

While it is the eighth most common form of cancer, the treatment of esophageal cancer has so far proven difficult, with 50 to 60 percent of patients ineligible for surgery due to late tumor detection or metastases that cannot be removed surgically. …

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Injured Costa Rican Toucan Saved with 3D Printed Prothetic Beak

Injured Costa Rican Toucan Saved with 3D Printed Prothetic Beak

By Tyler Koslow

For those following the rising use of 3D printing for prosthetic replacements, you may have noticed that humans aren’t the only ones benefiting from these constant breakthroughs in 3D printed assistive devices. There is a vast variety of both domesticated and wild animals who have overcome their injuries and deformities thanks to 3D printed prosthetics. Last year, two Brazilian toucans had their broken beaks replaced with a 3D printed replica within the same week as one another, allowing the colorful birds to eat, sing, and live a normal life once more.…

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SOLS Lays Off 20% of Staff Ahead of New Product Announcement

SOLS Lays Off 20% of Staff Ahead of New Product Announcement

By Tyler Koslow

Since being founded by Kegan Schouwenburg in 2013, the 3D printed insole company SOLS has appeared to be expanding in a strictly positive direction. They’ve successfully introduced their customized 3D printed insoles to over 40,000 physical therapists, and have steadily obtained funding from investors such as Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Melo7 Tech Partnets, and others (including $11.1 million in their 2015 Series B round). So, when it was announced late last week that SOLS was laying off 20% of their staff, I was personally surprised to say the least.…

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New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

By Tyler Koslow

Although many people may know the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys as the corporate behemoth that took over MakerBot back in 2013 (Thanks, Print the Legend), their positive influence on the medical and dental industry can not be denied. Over the past couple of years, Stratasys has placed a keen focus on improving the cost and quality of traditional medical tools. From the release of their dental-driven Objet 3D printers to supplying surgeons with realistic heart models to help patients’ lives, Stratasys has certainly made it a mission to innovate the medical and dental industry with 3D printing technology.…

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Davide Sher’s Top 2015 3D Printing Applications

Davide Sher’s Top 2015 3D Printing Applications

By Davide Sher

I think that, until the end of 2014, it was still theoretically possible to discuss the top 5 3D printing innovations of the year. Today, I don’t find that possible any longer. There are just way too many things happening in the 3D printing industry and the crazy part is that we are still, really, at the very beginning. Only a couple of years have passed since the mass public discovered that 3D printing exists and, yet, this technology is now at the forefront in just about every industrial, professional, and artisan sector of manufacturing.…

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Medical 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 3)

Medical 3D Printing & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 3)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As a small nation, Taiwan may not be able to pack its borders with a vast number of 3D printing companies, the way the US can, but the businesses focused on this technology are definitely keeping pace with those from more powerful countries around the world, if not going above and beyond them. In this regard, Taiwan’s biggest 3D printing service bureau, DETEKT Technology Inc., is a shining example.

DETEKT is the first 3D printing service in Taiwan to feature a sterile clean room for medical and dental manufacturing.…

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