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What You Missed Last Month - October (3D Printing)

The MedTech Industry has been very busy with 3D printing! From the first 3D printed human corneas and custom cardiac surgical devices to 3D printing helping in the development of mobile phone based medical devices, there was a lot of exciting events that occurred in October. Here is a quick overview of what you missed last month:

Researchers 3D-print light receptor array on a curved surface

Achievement advances quest for bionic eye prototype

The act of “seeing” is the result of a complex system of biological tissues that capture and focus light onto an array of photosensitive receptors in the retina that converts light into electrical signals and sends them to the brain through the optical nerve.

 

 

3D-printed device could treat spinal cord injuries

The dream is to eventually 3D print a spinal cord scaffold layered with viable neurons that can be implanted into a human spinal cord and rebuild damaged neural connections and restore mobility to people with spinal cord injuries.

 

 

FDA lists proposed guidance publications for 2019

The FDA issued its list of proposed guidance publications for 2019 on Oct. 5 as part of its agreement to speed approvals of medical devices in exchange for additional funding from industry.

What You Missed Last Month September

September was a busy month for the 3D printing industry. There has been new insight on additive manufacturing and how to handle the latest Medical Device Regulation, a woman’s collapsed ankle was restored with a 3D printed ankle implant, and a new report shows that the medical additive manufacturing field will see significant growth in the coming years. Here is a quick look at what you missed last month:

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