Medical, Bioprinting and Dental 3D Printing Experts Show Off 3D Printing Applications at Maastricht Conferences 3D Printing Events

The series of 3D Printing conferences organized by Jakajima, that 3D Printing Business Directory and 3D Printing Media Network media partnered with this year, proved successful in attracting a very broad target of researchers, students, companies and enthusiasts form all over the world to explore the state of the art in medical, dental, pharmaceutical and biological 3D printing.


The Economist Kicks Off Era of Bioprinting for On-Demand Body Parts But You Should Keep Your Skin on For Now 3D Printing Processes

When the Economist, arguably one of the last mainstream media outlet to have never traded off quality for clicks, writes an article about 3D printing, things happen. It may not be The Economist itself that makes them happen but rather just the fact that the top British financial magazine knows exactly when is the right time to discuss a certain topic. Now it’s that time for bioprinting.


OssDsign Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Sale of 3D Printed Cranial Implants in the US 3D Printing Processes

  OssDsign AB, a Swedish designer, manufacturer and distributor of next generation 3D printed cranial implants as well as implants for facial reconstruction, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance by the US FDA for marketing and sale of OSSDSIGN® Cranial PSI in the USA. Anders Lundqvist, CEO of OssDsign, said: “Receiving FDA clearance […]


3D Systems Expands Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Service to Include Cranial Applications AM Software

Leading 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has expanded its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) service to include VSP Cranial for cranial and craniofacial procedures. VSP Cranial is 510(k) cleared for use in the operating room and enables surgeons to create a virtual pre-surgical plan that can be instrumented with sterilizable, patient-specific 3D printed anatomical models, guides and templates. The use of VSP Cranial on these complex and sensitive procedures enables doctors to plan around and become familiar with a patient’s specific anatomy, and is intended to facilitate the pre-surgical planning process as well as the transfer of that plan to the operating room. By supplying surgeons with informative digital tools and accurate 3D printed surgical guides, VSP Cranial is designed to help doctors deliver improved surgical outcomes.


Medicrea Announces 510(k) Submission for FDA Clearance of Proprietary 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Interbody Devices 3D Printing Processes

The Medicrea Group, worldwide leader pioneering the development and manufacture of personalized analytical services and implant solutions for the treatment of complex spinal conditions, today announced the filing of its 510(k) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of the Company’s 3D printed titanium interbody devices, with compatible UNiD™ Lab personalized surgical planning and analytical services.


Paige’s New 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm 3D Printing Processes

In May 2016, 3Design New Zealand was approached by a woman who was searching for a company to produce a 3D printed prosthetic arm for her daughter Paige, who was born without her right hand and forearm. We are a 3D printing studio located in Tauranga, New Zealand, and we had never attempted something like this before. The project was ambitious, and despite our uncertainty over whether we could make the prosthetic, the possibility of helping Paige in any way we could was an opportunity we couldn’t turn away.


3D bioprinted human pancreas may someday be utilized in transplants 3D Printing Processes

Celprogen Inc., a leader in the Stem Cell Research and Therapeutics industry for stem cell research since 2002, successfully finished manufacturing of a 3D bioprinted human pancreas from flexible Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) material scaffold that was populated with adult human pancreatic stem cells. These 3D printed human pancreases were coated and seeded with human adult pancreatic stem cells. The 3D pancreas scaffold was populated with three T225 human Pancreatic Stem Cells 36097-24-T225, and with human adult pancreatic cells 3002-04-T225; the scaffold was coated with ECM prior to seeding the cells. This flexible PLA scaffold allows the seeded pancreatic stem cells to potentially differentiate into an adult functional pancreas. The 3D print was reduced from an adult 18 year old pancreas to approximately 1/5 its original size.