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  • To the bone: improving scaffolds using 3D printing

    Bone remodelling and regeneration following trauma has been traditionally supported by scaffolds created from patient’s bone cells with disappointingly variable levels of success. To find a better solution, researchers are...

  • 3D printing medical devices in space

    Astronauts face serious health issues, including hand injuries and risk of infection, during long duration space missions far from earth. Chile-based Copper 3D has received funding from NASA to test...

  • Are microneedles the future of drug delivery?

    Microneedles are revolutionising multiple areas of the healthcare sector. From skin cancer treatments to faster-than-oral administration of painkillers, they can even be used to allow groundbreaking access to biomarker information....

  • The world’s biggest medical device recalls

    Nine out of ten biggest recalls fall into the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Class I device recall category, which represents serious health hazards and even death due to...

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