Medical Breakthroughs via 3D Printing Keep Coming

Scientific advances in the medical field involving 3D printing have been coming fast and furious. A few weeks ago, doctors in Britain revealed that they used a 3D printer to create a prosthetic face for a cancer patient whose features had been ravaged by an aggressive tumor.

Now there is word of another breakthrough involving a team of researchers at Oxford University that used a custom-built programmable 3D printer to create materials with several of the properties of living tissues.

Lantos Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Ear Scanning System

Massachusetts-based Lantos Technologies has announced clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System. Initially developed in the laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the system streamlines the process of obtaining ear topology measurements for custom-fit in ear devices.

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