BioAssemblyBot: One Step Closer to Bioprinting Organs

October 26, 2014

One of the most interesting applications of 3D printing is bioprinting. Various companies like Organovo (ONVO) have already succeeded in printing small parts of Human Tissues Including Liver. So, completely printed organs are just one or two decades away. However, 3D bioprinting is currently limited by the lack of efficient hardware and software. Bioprinters in use […]

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Pioneering Blood Recycling Machine Uses 3D Printed Parts

May 7, 2014

In todays surgery, blood transfusions have become common. Almost every major surgery today involves one or more transfusions. Due to the high demand of blood products however, there’s always a shortage of blood for transfusions. Even when it is available, several problems may result from the process e.g. transfused blood may be fatal instead of […]

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Book Review: 3D Printing – The Next Industrial Revolution

April 27, 2014

In the past few years I’ve read 30+ books about business and written reviews for other websites about quite a few of them. However, this book by Christopher Barnatt is the first book about 3D printing I’ve ever read. This is partly because there’s not a great deal of 3D printing books out there (although […]

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3D Printed Goat Wreaks Havoc in San Francisco

April 1, 2014

A team of bioprinting researchers based in San Francisco revealed today that they have managed to 3D print a live goat! Using a large custom built biocell-extrusion printer and after a number of failed attempts they finally succeeded. They had managed to print out the worlds first fully functioning live goat. Dr Karahai who has […]

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The World’s First 3D Printed Liver is Expected in 2014

January 12, 2014

It seems that today, the need for human organs is greater than that for humans themselves! There are over 120,000 people on Organ Transplant Waiting Lists worldwide. With an ever-increasing demand for human tissues and with pharmaceutical drug research requiring more and more tissues to experiment on, this need for human organs and tissues has never been […]

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3D Printing Today and What to Expect in 2014

December 18, 2013

This has certainly been an exciting year in the world of 3D printing. It has seen some impressive growth. You just need to look at 3D printing shares like those from Organovo, on the NYSE to see this. In October we wrote a blog post titled Impressive Growth of 3D Additive Printer Sales and back in March we […]

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