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Amputee horse rider gets a new lease of life with 3D-printed prosthetic leg

Belinda Gatland, a British expat living in the UAE and an amputee for more than 10 years has become the first recipient of a fully 3D-printed prosthetic leg in the region. Belinda, who works as an equine physiotherapy specialist, had to have her leg amputated after a horse riding accident at the age of 22 resulted in necrosis (premature death of tissue or bone cells) and left her in immense pain for several years.

Researchers regenerate bone using 3D printed clay hydrogel

Researchers in China have released a manuscript detailing a 3D printable material specially designed to support the growth of bone cells. Matter grown with the support of this polymer/clay nanocomposite could be used in the treatment of bone defects caused by trauma, deformities, or the removal of tumours. It has also been tested in vivo with positive results.

Middle East's only reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman installs 3D printer

We’ve seen several times before the incredible breakthroughs that are being made by 3D printing in the field of medicine, as it allows prosthetic body parts to be easily designed, cheaply produced, and personalized to an individual wearer’s needs. This month will see the introduction of the technology in one of the places where this kind of care is most urgently required. A new 3D printer, capable of producing prosthetic ears and eyes, will be installed in a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman that tends to the victims of conflicts from all over the war-torn Middle Eastern region.

The most advanced bioprinting laboratory will open in 2017

New technology hub in Cyprus

A new project in collaboration of NextGene Biosystem (Blagoveshchensk, Russia), Amur State Medical Academy (Amur region, Russia) and IQDEMY SA Holding (IQJET ARTISIA Company is a part of the Holding, Switzerland) will see Cyprus to be put on the global map for bioprinting, it is announced today.

Hyperloop, self driving cars, robot builders and 3D organ printing are products to be pioneered in Dubai

The Dubai Future Accelerators announced today the companies that were accepted to participate in the 12-week program. With over 2,000 applications from 73 countries from all 7 continents and less than 2% of the applicants being selected - this is an incredible start to the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

3D bioprinting of artificial bones

3D printing is already impacting manufacturing today. What breakthroughs could bioprinting — or printing any mix of organic and inorganic materials — achieve tomorrow? In a recent video, a basic prototype of the Aether 1 bioprinter is shown printing two bones connected by a tendon using six materials that include synthetic bone, conductive ink, stem cells and graphene oxide.

3D printers help to creaste safer medical products

A chemical compound developed by University of British Columbia researchers makes it possible to create biological tissue with a light projector you can buy at Walmart. The compound, a new type of biological ink used in the 3D printing of tissue, eliminates the need to use UV light systems in favour of safer, more conventional light.

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