3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery: Applications in Healthcare is an advanced book on surgical and enhanced medical applications that can be achieved with 3D printing. It is an essential handbook for medical practitioners, giving access to a range of practical methods, while also focusing on applied knowledge. This comprehensive resource features practical experiments and processes for preparing 3D printable materials. Early chapters cover foundational knowledge and background reading, while later chapters discuss and review the current technologies used to engineer specific tissue types, experiments and methods, medical approaches and the challenges that lie ahead for future research.
The book is an indispensable reference guide to the various methods used by current medical practitioners working at the forefront of 3D printing applications in medicine.
- Provides a detailed introduction and narrative on how 3-D printing can be used towards developing future medicine-based therapies
- Covers up-to-date methods across a range of application areas for the first time in book form
- Presents the only book on all current areas of 3D printing in medicine that is catered to a medical rather than engineering audience
1. Introduction 2. Clinical Uses of 3D Printing
Part 1: 3D Printing Techniques for Augmenting Medicine 3. 3D Printing Techniques 4. Prosthetics 5. Operative Models 6. Surgical Instruments
Part 2: Applications of 3D Printing in Transplantation Procedures 7. Dental Implants 8. Organ Bioprinting 9. Biomanufacturing 10. 3D Bioprinting of Tissue Systems 11. Transplantable Scaffolds 12. 3D Printing Equipment in Medicine
Part 3: Future Technology and Regulation 13. Future Perspective in Medicine 14. Regulation and Safety 15. Conclusions
Daniel J. Thomas is Senior Research Officer in the College of Engineering's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at the University of Swansea, UK. He is also the founder of life science technology spin out company, 3Dynamic Systems Ltd (3DS). Dr. Thomas has a background in computational design, biomaterials development, 3-D Bioprinting and structural engineering disciplines. Daniel is an Associate Editor of various international journals, including; the Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, and the Journal of failure analysis and prevention, the Bioprinting Journal and the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine. He leads the 3-D printing materials research programme at Swansea University.
Deepti Singh worked in the UK and in South Korea before joining Yale school of Medicine, Yale University as a postdoc associate in retinal bioengineering. Her primary research interest lies in engineering of biomaterials that can influence embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells fate. She previously worked on finding a replacement for retinal tissue affected by retinal pigmentosa or macular degeneration. Presently, for the purpose of creating a treatment for optic glioma, she is developing disease animal models. Along with working on finding novel retinal cell population for treating various retinal disorders.