About this Research Topic
These 3D printing techniques are now widely used to process an array of materials (metals, ceramics and polymers) in order to produce custom-made medical implants. Furthermore, the concept of "bioprinting" has also emerged, which combines the use of biomaterials and living cell-based "bioinks" to produce tissues that recapitulate complex organs such as skin, cartilage and vasculature.
Within this view, this Research Topic welcomes articles in the following areas:
- 3D printing of personalized medical implants (metals, ceramics and polymers)
- Development of new bioinks to print implantable engineered tissues
- 3D printing of surgical guides
- 3D printing of medical devices
- Development of specific 3D printer for medical applications
This Research Topic will be a collection of research articles, review and mini-reviews which will highlight the recent advances in 3D printing for implantable medical devices. Papers focusing on the elaboration of CAD from medical images (X-Ray, CT scan and MRI) are also welcome.
Dr. Julien Barthes is Collaborative Project Manager at PROTiP MEDICAL SAS. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: Bioprinting, Metals, Ceramics, Personalized medicine, Silicone, Bioinks
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