Medical research

Perfecting 3D-printed blood vessels with pores

Due to the substantial clinical demand for artificial small-diameter vessels (SDVs), numerous commercial products have emerged. However, most existing artificial SDVs lack an endothelial layer, leading to thrombosis. Fabricating ...

Biomedical technology

Sound waves harden 3D-printed treatments in deep tissues

Engineers at Duke University and Harvard Medical School have developed a bio-compatible ink that solidifies into different 3D shapes and structures by absorbing ultrasound waves. Because it responds to sound waves rather ...

Medications

Checking for counterfeit medication using a smartphone

When it comes to medication or medical devices sold online, end-users often wonder whether these are real or fake. The SmartID counterfeit-proof barcode system means anyone can use a smartphone to check a product is genuine, ...

Medications

Printing pills with a 3D printer

Almost a third of the population in Germany needs to take medication on a daily basis. One in four of these people regularly takes three or more different types of medication at the same time. Various pills pile up in these ...

Biomedical technology

Wearable, 3D printed tech could become physiotherapy tool

Stretchy and with built-in sensing capability, interactive surfaces that act like fabric are being developed by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Computer Science and Software Engineering Lecturer ...

Biomedical technology

Fiber-infused ink enables 3D-printed heart muscle to beat

Over the last decade, advances in 3D printing have unlocked new possibilities for bioengineers to build heart tissues and structures. Their goals include creating better in vitro platforms for discovering new therapeutics ...

Inflammatory disorders

Could bioprinted skin uncover a new treatment for eczema?

Mayo Clinic has developed its first 3D prototype of human skin bioprinted to model inflammatory skin disease. 3D bioprinting is a technology that mixes bioinks with living cells to print natural tissue-like structures in ...

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