With the accelerated adoption of many new technologies, ECRI’s annual health technology hazards list has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The adoption of this manufacturing process in healthcare saw a tremendous uptick in 2020.
In order to meet the worldwide need for faster and affordable testing processes, companies must shift goals and apply resources to ending this pandemic.
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.