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Medical stitching has not changed since the times of Ancient Egypt. The manual process is slow and puts millions of healthcare practitioners around the world at risk of HIV, Hepatitis B and C through accidental puncturing of the skin. Read more

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The 3D printed medical devices market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 18.1% for the period between 2017-2027, according to analysis from Future Market Insights. Read more

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A transplant surgeon from Belfast City Hospital is to share his story of how he used 3D printing technology to perform a kidney transplant on a young mother at this year’s South by Southwest conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Read more

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Medical 3D printing company axial3D is partnering with the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland to deliver printing solutions with the aim of improving patient care. Read more

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Microprinting machines manufacturer Microlight3D has launched a new printer for producing micro-parts, which can be suited to cell culture and tissue engineering. Read more

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The 3D-printing medical devices market is expected to exceed $1.7billion globally in revenue by the end of 2022, according to recent research from Fact.MR. Read more

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Medical device company LimaCorporate and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have announced they are founding their first additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants in a hospital setting. Read more

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Medical 3D printing company axial3D has been recognised as the ‘Emerging Medtech Company of the Year’ in Ireland. Read more

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Two medtech firms have announced a new partnership designed to enhance patient outcomes by delivering a transformative approach to pre-surgical care through the use of 3D printing. Read more

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3D Systems has partnered with OpHeart, a non-profit organisation that work to provide medical treatments to children born with life-threatening heart defects, by providing paediatric heart surgeons with 3D-printed tools needed to rehearse surgeries. Read more

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Evonik claims it has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants. Read more

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If you’re heading to Compamed 2018, the Medical Plastics News team has put together a guide of five things that you might want to keep an eye out for at this year’s show. Read more

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From 25-27 September, at the NEC, Birmingham, TCT Show will bring the 3D printing community together under one roof. Our sister title, MTI, caught up with Dan O’Connor, head of content, TCT Group to find out what’s in store for the 2018 edition. Read more

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The University of Exeter and PAEK polymer solutions company Victrex have signed a strategic partnership to develop products for additive manufacturing (AM). Read more

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From 25-27 September, at the NEC, Birmingham, TCT Show will bring the 3D printing community together under one roof. We caught up with Dan O’Connor, head of content, TCT Group to find out what’s in store for the 2018 edition. Read more

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Medical device specialist, ITL Group has enhanced its research and development department by investing in new 3D printing technology. Read more

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Lu Rahman picks some of her favourite ways in which 3D printing is gaining ground in the manufacturing realm Read more

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A London NHS Trust has used 3D printing to help surgeons successfully transplant a father’s kidney into his two-year old son. Read more

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Materials giant DSM has entered a partnership with specialist firm Chromatic 3D Materials to introduce thermoset materials for 3D printing. Read more

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A team of researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Diego have created a 3D printed wearable stomach monitor. Read more

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