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Concept Laser has revealed its LaserCUSING process has been leveraged by a leading player in the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery field to produce patient-specific implants with titanium. more

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Stratasys will supply five hospitals in the US with 3D printers, materials and training through this partnership with the US Department of Veteran Affairs. more

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Stratasys is now accepting enrolments for 3DHEART, an investigator-initiated trial to explore the benefits of using 3D-printed heart models in pre-op planning. Stratasys will provide in-kind support by printing models to be used in the trial. more

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An Italian research university has adopted Stratasys’ 3D printing technology to enhance its teaching and planning of surgical practices. Previously reliant on the skill and judgement of surgeons the University of Pavia has now embraced 3D technology. more

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3D Systems cranial surgery

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3D printer provider, 3D Systems has expanded its Virtual Surgical Planning service to include a virtual planning technique for cranial and craniofacial procedures. The new feature, VSP Cranial, is 510(k) cleared for use in the operating room. more

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3D printed kidney

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Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) have used 3D printers to develop fabricated artificial organs that can even physically bleed when cut. These 3D models are said to be incredibly realistic and mimic the real thing. more

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Editor, Daniel O'Connor visited the opening of the Under the Microscope exhibit at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital to see how 3D printing is improving communication between patients and doctors. more

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How surgeons at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute are using Somos materials and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing 3D printing skills to improve heart surgery. more

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One of the forerunners of 3D printing in the medical sector, Materialise, invest significant amounts in expansion stateside. more

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Doctors use 3D printed hear model to aid life-changing surgery on 5-year old Mia Gonzales at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. more

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3D printed trachea replica to feature in 3D Printing In Action exhibit at TCT Show + Personalize. more

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Argentinian patient able to lead normal life again after titanium cranial implant made with additive manufacturing helped him recover from stroke related surgery. more

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3D Systems expands range of planning and personalised medical solutions with new training modules and simulators. more

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A teenage girl at the Children's Hospital of Michigan has become the first person in the state to be treated for a life threatening aneurysm with the help of a 3D printed heart model. more

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EnvisionTEC and 3Shape partner up to provide dentists with cost-effective solution for 3D printing pre-surgery drill guides. more

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3D printed model plays crucial role in 26 hour surgery to separate conjoined twins at Texas Children's Hospital. more

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The development of new and cutting-edge materials goes hand in hand with new and cutting-edge processes, which is why Replica 3DM believes it is revolutionising surgery with innovative polymers and inert plastics using 3D printing. more

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Neurosurgeons at Boston Children's Hospital printed an exact replica of Grace's brain before operating in order to perform surgery twice but only cut once. more

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3D printing services, training and consultation will enable surgeons to address individual patient needs. more

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Medical applications make up some of the most innovative, impactful and immediate applications for 3D technologies, including 3D scanning, 3D printing and more. Andy Christensen of 3D Systems explores the topic for TCT. more