Surgeons Pinpoint Kidney Tumors with 3D Printed Color Models

Representing a significant advancement in complex surgical procedure planning, Stratasys color, multi-material 3D printing is being increasingly deployed to aid surgeons who treat a variety of conditions, from heart malformations and hip replacements to brain tumors. Using Stratasys’ transparent VeroClear material enables Dr. Bernhard to see inside the kidney and estimate the specific location and […]

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3D Printed Heart Valves Assist Cardiologists in Planning Patient Specific Replacement Surgeries

In the July issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, our collaborative team from  the Piedmont Heart Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology published a paper titled, Quantitative Prediction of Paravalvular Leak in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Based on Tissue-Mimicking 3D Printing.  In this study, we demonstrated the feasibility of using 3D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models […]

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The Handy Man – Grayson Galisky

Every year, the Extreme Redesign Challenge calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing. Seven winners were selected and received scholarships for their efforts as well as features […]

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Getting to the Heart of Surgical Planning: A Doctor’s Perspective on the Future of 3D Printing in Hospitals

A ground breaking investigative trial called 3D Hearts Enabling a Randomized Trial (3DHEART) recently began enrollment.  This initiative is a clinical study to better understand the impact of 3D printed heart models for pre-operative planning for pediatric heart surgery We recently conducted an interview with Alistair Phillips, MD, who is the Co-Chair for the American College of […]

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Creating Podfo and Changing Lives with 3D Printing

In recent years, 3D printing has facilitated important breakthroughs in the healthcare field. This has been particularly welcome in the medical device space, where customization needs are growing, and affordability using traditional manufacturing methods can be out of reach. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing supports consumer facing businesses that have the potential to really help people live […]

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Cardiac Design Labs

Connecting Your Heart In India, around 26 percent of deaths are caused by cardiac diseases such as heart attacks, and the number of cardiac patients is estimated to reach 64 million in 2015. India has fewer than 4,000 cardiologists and fully equipped hospitals are scattered, so access to critical care is limited for 70 percent […]

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