In this free-to-access Editorial, David J Williams (Loughborough University, UK) discuss the need for medical technology researchers take a translational perspective in order for their ideas to reach patients.
Development of medical technologies requires consideration of several key aspects, such as the regulation, reimbursement and clinical pull, in order to have a chance of reaching patients. In this free-to-access Editorial from Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine, David J Williams (Loughborough University, UK) discuss the need for medical technology researchers to learn from experiences in similar fields, in order for complex 3D products to become a reality.
Williams DJ. Translation of 3D bioprinting into medical practice: learning from related fields to focus our efforts. J. 3D Print. Med. doi:10.2217/3dp.15.1 (2016) (Epub ahead of print).
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