HEALTH & MEDICINE


Bioprinters - Growing applications of 3D printing medical devices in the healthcare industry

29/08/2019

CATEGORY: Medical advances


Technological advancements in 3D printing, increasing public-private funding for 3D printing activities, and growing applications of 3D printing in the healthcare industry are the major drivers for the market.


Ritika Tyagi

Medical Devices, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Vaccines & Medical Professional at MarketsandMarkets

 

The overall 3D printing medical devices industry is witnessing a new phase of technological developments, with the launch of technologically advanced products. In June 2017, 3D Systems (US) launched the Simbionix SPINE Mentor, a hands-on simulated training tool for minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Simbionix SPINE Mentor is a combination of medical tools and 3D printing to develop hybrid spinal surgery training solutions. Moreover, companies are also focusing on launching planning systems using 3D printing with the aim to enhance the medical surgery procedures. Moreover, launching innovative products in the market helps companies gain a competitive advantage and drive the uptake of their products.

 

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in public-private funding to support various initiatives in the 3D printing industry. In June 2017, the government of Quebec, Canada contributed around USD 2.299 million to establish a medical 3D printer center in Quebec. This medical center provides point-of-care 3D printing services for developing customized prosthesis. Thus, increasing research and funding activities are expected to boost the development of 3D printing products and technologies, thereby driving the growth of the 3D printing medical devices market.

 

3D printing techniques have empowered medical practitioners, researchers, and medical device manufacturers due to their use in dental & orthodontic treatments, orthopedic implants, tissue engineering, and drug development. Among all the healthcare applications, 3D printing is highly successful in dental practices, prosthetics, and hearing aids as this technology is not only cost-effective but also provides a high degree of customization as per individual needs. Thus, the increasing adoption of 3D printing across various healthcare industries is driving market growth.

 

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