Cost justification and lack of material compatibility continue to create hurdles, but industry stakeholders have been coming together to help drive innovation.
The technique enables the creation of a hydrogel model of a lung-mimicking air sac that delivers oxygen to surrounding blood vessels.
New technologies are enabling more effective product development, better clinician training and detailed surgical planning.
Tissue scaffolding, nerve grafting and skin printing hold promise, but there is much more work to be done.
For under $500, researchers have developed an open source bioprinter that they say is on par with machines costing significantly more money.
Modern technologies have taken biomaterials to another level, but hurdles remain in developing next-generation materials.
From manufacturing medical devices and dental implants to bioprinting organs for transplant, 3-D printing is on the verge of revolutionizing healthcare in the coming years.
Recognizing that additive manufacturing is an emerging technology, the agency is providing an outline of its current thinking about the technical aspects of AM processes.
Held in November, the COMPAMED and MEDICA trade fair will showcase futuristic as well as tried-and-true medical technologies.
The precision of 3-D printing more accurately addresses the dynamic nature of the human anatomy.