Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team works to stay ahead in a field with rapid advancements. Husch Blackwell is positioned to play a major role in the 3D printing industry. In Part 1 of Husch Blackwell’s 3D Printing Team video, attorneys share how clients can benefit from our knowledge on Intellectual Property, medical regulations, and how
Medical Advancements in 3D Printing
3D printing continues to transform the medical field. Recently, doctors in Spain produced the world’s first 3D-printed rib cage and sternum, which is made entirely of titanium. The doctors surgically implanted the metal rib cage and sternum in a cancer patient. Last month, the FDA approved the first 3D-printed drug. The drug, which Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has named Spritam, is for treating patients with epilepsy. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ ZipDose® Technology utilizes 3D printing that overlays multiple layers of powdered medication on top of one another until the correct dosage is reached. This type of technology can lead to easier-to-take medication that is individualized in nature with precise dosages based on a patient’s needs.
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