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3D Printing Health Care Revolution – We can print these 12 things right now

Posted By: Dan Limbach
October 5, 2015

The opportunities for improving health care using 3D printing technology is immense. 3D printing is becoming less expensive and more versatile every day.

Here is a list of 12 things we can print today that can dramatically change the way we treat patients. Some of them are in the prototype stage, while others are currently being deployed. Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD has created a list of some of the most exciting uses for 3D printing in health care. I hope you are as amazed and inspired as I was when I first saw this list.

  1. Drugs
  2. Tissues with blood vessels
  3. Low-cost prosthetic parts
  4. Heart Valves
  5. Bone
  6. Ear cartilage
  7. Organs
  8. Synthetic skin
  9. Cranium replacement pieces
  10. Custom sensors
  11. Medical models
  12. Medical equipment

We’re just starting to scratch the surface. What will this list look like 10 years from now?

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Source: article by Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD.

About the Blog Poster: Dan Limbach

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