Looking back on Universal Children's Day
On 20 November, it was Universal Children's Day. Read this round up of how 3D printing is helping make childrens' lives better around the world.
On Universal Children’s Day, 3DMedNet looked at how 3D printing can improve the lives of children around the world. From patient specific surgical guides and implants to personalized medical devices and 3D printed pharmaceuticals, experts are utilizing this technology in a range of ways.
"[3D printing] offers an additional layer of planning and safety to what we already have and already know" - Pankaj Chandak, Guy's, St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Hospitals
- Watch: 3D printing supporting complex surgery: an interview with Rafael Guerrero
- Read: 3D printed model used to produce custom stent for 18 month old with pulmonary atresia
- Read: 3D printing for pediatric airway diseases: an interview with Kyle VanKoevering
"In pediatric formulations, the volumes are measured for each child and are dependent on weight or age. [With 3D printing], our plan is to optimize and develop personalized medicine for each specific patient" -Alvaro Goyanes, FabRx
- Read: Optimizing technology for 3D printing pharmaceuticals
- Listen: Using 3D printing for complex pediatric transplantation: an interview with Pankaj Chandak
- Read: Pediatric 3D printed surgical guides receive FDA approval
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