Tag Archives: 3D Printing

02Dec/19
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FDA Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for 3D Printing in Life Sciences

A Straight from the Source Webinar 

The interest in 3D Printing (a/k/a Additive Manufacturing) has risen spectacularly the last decade.  The use of 3D Printing technology has wide-ranging applications across the Health Technology Ecosystem, including surgical, healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices.  In fact, over 100 medical devices using 3D printed components have been cleared by FDA. 

With the rise in utilization of 3D Printing in Medical Devices, FDA’s interest in additive manufacturing has significantly increased.  To address how the technology can affect the quality, safety and effectiveness of these products, FDA published guidance for industry titled: Technical Considerations for Additive Manufacturing Devices by Dr. Matthew Di Prima.

Join FDA’s Matthew Di Prima and Axendia’s Eric M. Luyer in for a live webinar on November 20th at 11am ET.  This webinar is now available on-demand.

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In this webinar, we discuss FDA’s perspective on: 

  • Current capabilities of 3D Printing in Life Sciences 
  • Challenges and opportunities for 3D Printing in Life Sciences 
  • Case studies on FDA reviewed and approved devices on the market 
  • Collaborations Industry, Universities and Standard Development Organizations 
  • Regulations, guidance and Standards for 3D Printing  
  • Vision for future uses of 3D Printing in Healthcare  
  • Point of Care  
  • Personalized Medical Devices  

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29Apr/19
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Taking 3D Printing to Heart…New Steps in 3D Printing Medical Applications

Is 3D Printing Still a Phenomenon… or Not?

By: Eric M. Luyer, Industry Research Analyst

3D Printing has been used for some time now for printing very specific surgical tools or patient-specific parts to complete full functioning of the human body.  But is 3D Printing still a phenomenon… or not?

In my opinion it is certainly amazing when you see the latest developments and you apply biomedical engineering to 3D Printing.  Specifically, in the medical field there are various use cases adopting this rather futuristic technology – you may now print entire organs for practical surgical use!   I have read that scientists and researchers have successfully printed kidney cells, sheets of cardiac tissue that have something like a heartbeat, and foundations for a human liver.

Other relatively new examples are:  bio-printed stem cells which has been done by the Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, Scotland-UK of human skin, that can be used for burn victims, skin cancer patients or other kinds of diseases that affects the skin in a negative way. Scientists have also successfully created tests for 3D Printing artificial bone tissue(!) and the hope is that such tissues may assist in helping with limiting sporting accidents that so many athletes suffer from.  I have also seen that medical researchers and scientists are well on their way to printing an entire human organ. Continue reading

16Aug/18
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Personalized 3D Printing in Life-Sciences

Shaping the Future Today: An Insight Brief on Rize, Inc.

By: Eric Luyer, Industry Research Analyst, & Ellyn McMullin, Research Associate

The interest around 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing has risen spectacularly the last few years. The use of 3D Printing technology has wide-ranging applications in surgery, healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries and works as a catalyst for personalized medicine, diagnostics, as well as for training or learning practices.  With the use of 3D Printing, Life Sciences companies can break through barriers using new methods of manufacturing processes or using new materials to create unique offerings and can achieve market differentiation.

Image Courtesy of RIZE, Inc.

Image Courtesy of RIZE, Inc.

In Life Sciences, RIZE, Inc., has succeeded in Preclinical Pharmaceutical and Medical Device applications due to the advantages of their unique process.

Our RIZE 3D printing platform, with its clean process, clean materials and completely safe user experience, makes it very suitable for the Life Sciences industry,” said Andy Kalambi, President and CEO of RIZE. “As a result, we are delighted to see the variety of functional use cases in pre-clinical applications developed by our customers. They continue to push the envelope and discover new ways to put the technology to use, cut costs and improve products in ways never seen before in the 3D Printing industry.”

Our insight brief covers:

  • 3D Printers – Components and Capabilities
  • Next Generation 3D Printing
  • Improving Outcomes While Meeting the Regulatory Baseline
  • How CONMED, a global Medical Device manufacturer turned to RIZE, in part, for a unique application – to print molds to produce elastomeric products.

Register here to learn how Life-Science companies are experiencing significant benefits using 3D Printing technologies for complex, additive manufacturing processes in a regulated environment.

01May/18
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White Paper: 3D Printing and Digital Twins in the Life Science

Driving Innovation and Improving Quality with 3D Printing

By: Eric Luyer, Market Research Analyst

3D printing is driving innovation and improving quality.  By bridging the gap between the digital and the physical environments, innovative Life Science companies are accelerating the delivery of next generation products that are personalized, more precise and higher quality than ever before.

Request your copy of our latest white paper: 3D Printing and Digital Twins in the Life Sciences here.

In this detailed white paper, we address the following topics:

  • 3D Printing: What is it?
  • The FDA’s view on 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Current applications – Agile tooling and Healthcare devices
  • Real world examples
  • Bio-Printing
  • How other industries are leveraging 3D printing
  • Digital Twin technology (Simulation and Modeling)
  • Benefits of 3D printing
  • Industry feedback
  • Market potential

With the use of the latest technology, life science companies can break through barriers, using new methods of manufacturing processes, or using new materials to create unique offerings and can achieve market differentiation among competitors.

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09Apr/18
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Simulation for Product, Nature and Life

With 3D Printing and Virtual Human Modeling and Simulation, Life Science companies have the opportunity to innovate faster and with more confidence than ever before

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

SIMULIA is one of eleven brands at Dassault Systèmes.  During their Analyst Day, company executives provided an overview of the brand’s simulation offerings under a common theme: Enabling end-to-end digital design to production processes by deploying all multiphysics simulation technologies to enable clients to start making parts and systems that work, faster.

Print to Perform

3D Printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a complex process. However, on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users can digitally accelerate AM while creating lightweight, yet functional generative designs.  When moving from powder to working parts, there are significant challenges in the real-world process phase of AM. Using simulation for build planning, virtual printing, post-processing and heat treatment effects can optimize the build and ultimately save time by reducing errors and rework. With virtual printing, users can simulate not just a printing process but post-processing procedures and conduct in-service validation. Rather than relying on static documents and experience from expensive physical builds, establishing a digital thread from design to field performance unites all functionality and eliminates silos via a digital platform.  SIMULIA’s Additive Manufacturing message is clear: Print to Perform.

Virtual Human Modeling

Karl D’Souza, Sr. Solution Consultant, SIMULIA Virtual Human Modeling at Dassault Systèmes, pointed out that simulation is widespread in the development of medical devices but that a lot more is possible. In particular, medical device companies are now creating more realistic models of the human body to understand how a product will perform in its intended environment.  Continue reading