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Iran South Med J 2015, 18(3): 680-689 Back to browse issues page
The future of 3D printing technology in biomedicine
Iraj Nabipour
Department of Marine Toxinology, The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research
Future Studies Group, The Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R.Iran , inabipour@gmail.com
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3D printing, one of the hottest cutting-edge interdisciplinary technologies, is projected to have revenue of $8.4 billion in 2020. #D printing technology will implement the concept of personalized medicine in medical healthcare industry and pharmaceutical fabrication. Organ printing, which it is defined as computer-aided, jet based 3D tissue-engineering of living human organs, is an interesting and challengeable field for 3D printing. Customized implants and prostheses can be produced in any imaginable geometry through the translation of radiological images of patients into digital.stl 3D print files. The creation of anatomical models based on the patient’s pathological conditions using 3D printing technologies would provide good models for training and to design surgical approaches. Hence, 3D printing not only will transform medical healthcare industry but also promises new converging technologies in the field of regenerative medicine.

Keywords: 3D printing, personalized medicine, organ transplantation, tissue engineering
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: General Medicine. Health Professions
Received: 2015/04/9 | Accepted: 2015/06/15 | Published: 2015/06/28
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