LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3D printing is still a new and exciting technology. People are continually finding creative new uses for it in a wide range of fields. One of those fields happens to be medicine. Infiniti Research notes that 3D printing is being considered and used in many medical applications. This makes it possible to reduce complications in procedures, and provide alternatives to people for whom currently available products are not sufficient.
Everyone’s body is unique, and that uniqueness can present challenges to medical professionals attempting to treat an individual. Sometimes it is impossible to find a pre-made implant that works perfectly with a person’s body, making it difficult to treat them properly. The development of 3D printing, however, offers a solution: custom-made implants designed to perfectly fit the person who needs them.
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A recent successful clinical trial of airway stents made using 3D printing is one example of how this technology can benefit the field of medicine. The Pulmonology Department at Toulouse University, in collaboration with custom implant start-up AnatomikModeling, have just published the results of their trial in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Airway stents are used in lung cancer patients who experience blockage or narrowing of their bronchi or trachea. A proper fit is essential, as a poor one can cause problems such as infection and inflammation. While stents do come in a variety of sizes, they do not work with every person’s body. Custom-made stents will make important procedures possible and safer for a wider range of people.
It can be difficult to keep track of all the scientific developments being made in a given field, or form a detailed picture of their potential impact on your market. Medical innovations are being made constantly, and with varying degrees of success. Market intelligence can help you to keep abreast of important developments and identify opportunities and threats created by them.
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