The development and manufacture of medical devices is a long, arduous, and cost-intensive task. This is only compounded further if the said device is in intimate contact (topically or internally) with the body. With the advent of 3D printing, costs associated with short-run and bespoke designs and devices has decreased substantially with only a handful of clinical cases being reported and even fewer commercial products realized. Here, we would like to highlight our recent report in the evaluation of medical-grade bioresorbable polymers for 3D printing.
Original article: Mohseni, M.; Hutmacher, D.W.; Castro, N.J. Independent Evaluation of Medical-Grade Bioresorbable Filaments for Fused Deposition Modelling/Fused Filament Fabrication of Tissue Engineered Constructs. Polymers 2018, 10, 40.
The article is also featured on the webpage of Poly-Med, Inc. Please use the link to read Poly-Med’s perspective on bioresorbable medical grade 3D printing filaments investigated in our article.