A new 3D printing technique has allowed University of Nottingham researchers to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices that are both implantable and bacteria-resistant. The multi-materials manufactured in the study were also adapted to 3D printing technology that is able to offer devices that can better meet the need of the patient and minimize the surgeries led by device failure that increase the risk of infections.
PERTH, Australia – After unveiling its new regulatory framework for custom-made and 3D-printed devices, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is now proposing further refinements due to pushbacks from stakeholder that manufacture custom-made and patient-matched devices.
Restor3d Inc. added a new dimension to its offerings with its merger with Kinos Medical Inc. The combination will increase Restor3d’s presence in the foot and ankle repair and replacement market by adding the Kinos Axiom total ankle system to its portfolio of 3D-printed implants using biomedical materials in a variety of applications.
PARIS – Readily3d SA has been awarded just under $600k by the European Union to develop a living model of the pancreas using its Tomolite 3D bioprinting technique. The European program, Enlight, boasts a total budget of $4.4 million provided by the European Innovation Fund 2020.
PERTH, Australia – The launch of Australia’s first medical device development and manufacturing facility in Melbourne is set to fast-track new treatments for people with conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss, stroke and diabetes.
Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, has evolved considerably over the past few decades, and plays a significant role in the world of orthopedic devices. Despite numerous technological advances, additive manufacturing (AM) still accounts for a small share of the device market and may never overwhelm traditional manufacturing for the med-tech industry due to a number of limitations.
Blue Ocean Spine GmbH has won a major investment from SHS GmbH, also from Tuttlingen in Germany, to develop its next-generation functional spinal implant. The two companies are declining to disclose the size of the series A investment.
PERTH, Australia – Australia’s Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) has unveiled its final regulatory requirements for personalized medical devices, including 3D-printed devices, that go into effect on Feb. 25, 2021. Under the previous framework, custom-made medical devices were exempt from the requirement to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
Wellcome Leap has launched its first program, dedicating $50 million to help develop human tissues, organoids and full organs. The Human Organs, Physiology and Engineering (HOPE) program is looking to bring biologists and engineers together to develop both therapeutic organs as well as organs that can be used in vitro to help discover and develop new medications.