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Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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5/22/2014 | 8:51:14 AM
Re: 3D printing technologies in medicine
Thanks for the additional link, @Mike. I tell you, every week it seems you'll find a new article about different ways in which researchers or doctors are using 3D printing for healthcare. I can only imagine where we'll be in another 12 to 24 months as materials (the actual "ink" used to generate organs, blood, etc.) improve. Very, very exciting.
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5/21/2014 | 8:08:14 PM
3D printing technologies in medicine
There is a really interesting topic. It is amazing how new technologies such as 3d printing/bioprinting can help people to fight deceases. You may find several articles related to this topic at 3DPrintingFromScratch.com
Kristin Burnham
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3/5/2014 | 9:00:34 PM
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Healthcare is such a natural fit for 3D printing, and the uses are incredible. Looking forward to watching this industry grow.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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3/3/2014 | 5:26:55 PM
Re: 3D Bioprinting
That is amazing. These doctors and researchers are doing an incredible job of saving lives and giving hope where once there was none. Imagine what it will be like in another decade.
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telescoper,
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2/25/2014 | 7:19:50 AM
3D Bioprinting
There is a team at Swansea University in Wales - UK, who are using this process to make arteries and tracheal tissue, watch the video here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqSPIYssdwE
3DPrintWise
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2/23/2014 | 6:21:44 PM
Where next for 3D printing in medicine
Without doubt one of the most important areas where 3D printing can make a contributution is in medicine. And it is not just about the potnetial of making 3D printed organs. In the not too distant future techniques will be available to do 3D printing directly on a patient. Expereiments have already begun on repairing minor wounds. In other words repair to organs and tissue where an additive process is needed. For our part, we don't perceive a market place in medicine like 3DPrintWise but on the other hand why not. Cosmetic surgery for example is big business and a market could well develop. The mind starts to boggle.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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2/23/2014 | 5:02:25 AM
Re: Love the skull
Alison, 

It's a matter of time. Organ transplants depending on organ donors will one day be thing of the past. And with it, many other doors will open to improve health condition and life expectansy.

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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2/23/2014 | 4:33:33 AM
3D-printed heart
David, 

This is no science fiction. :) 

"A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

Bioprinting is advancing quite fast. There is a special bioprinter under construction for this, and it will be able to print a heart in three hours. Isn't it fascinating?

-Susan  
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2/21/2014 | 5:57:25 PM
Bladder research
What I don't understand is why Wake Forest does not produce more bladders if it already worked 10 years ago. This is intolerable if you look at the patients who desperately need it.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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2/21/2014 | 5:12:59 PM
Re: Love the skull
Wake Forest is one of the leaders. It has a partnership with the US Army and some other organizations. It's trying, for example, to print skin directly onto the body to help burn and battle-injured victims. I believe they are experimenting with sensors, as are some of the other leading universities and bio tech firms, formed specifically to focus on this area. 
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