3D Printed Custom Stents Coming Soon

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. They have recently completed research and development into 3D printing stents. These would be used to aid in the repair of patient’s damaged anatomy.

Stents

first 3D printed titanium heel, sternum and partial rib cage. CSIRO continues to be a leader in medical related 3D printing techniques. The stents are custom for every patient and designed using 3D imaging technology and selective laser melting (SLM). The stents can then be certified while the surgeon is present.

Conclusion

This new technology has prompted CISRO to launch a new company, Flex Memory Ventures. They are hoping to lower the costs of such stents in the future, through use of mass manufacturing.