Every year, 3D printing offers more and more promise in the healthcare field. And while the ultimate goal of printing whole complex organs for transplants may still be decades away, 3D printing is helping to save and improve lives in ways - and in places - never imagined just a few years ago.
Oxford Performance Materials, a company whose materials have been used in everything from medical implants to Boeing airplanes, has been given the green light to distribute its 3D printed medical devices in Japan, paving the way for major expansion within Asia.
The global market for 3D printing of medical devices is estimated to touch $2.77 billion by 2015, according to a new study by market research and investment information firm Profshare Market Research.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines related to the 3D printing of medical devices. FDA is now preparing for a significant wave of new technologies that are nearly certain to transform medical practice.
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