Market Research Report
3D Printing in Healthcare - Thematic Research
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|3D Printing in Healthcare - Thematic Research|
|Published: May 1, 2020||Content info: 74 Pages||
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, typically created by building one layer upon the previous layer. This contrasts with subtractive manufacturing, in which parts of a block of material are selectively removed. 3D printing is used across a range of sectors, including industry, electrical, aerospace, automotive, consumer, and healthcare.
In healthcare, 3D bioprinting is used to create living human cells or tissue for use in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. 3D printing is also used to manufacture precision and personalized pharmaceuticals. Additionally, 3D printing technology is widely used in the manufacturing of medical devices, such as prosthetic limbs, orthopedic and dental implants, surgical instruments, and medical education models. The main focus of this report is 3D bioprinting and the manufacturing of 3D printed pharmaceuticals.
3D bioprinting of human tissue and cells has the potential to solve many critical unmet needs in healthcare, including regenerative medicine, functional organ replacement, and drug discovery. The growing aging population has driven the demand for donor organs, while regenerative medicine using bioprinted, patient-derived stem cells allows for personalized treatment of certain diseases. Use of bioprinted human tissue in drug discovery allows for quicker and more efficient processes, with better outcomes compared to using animal tissue. It also removes the need for animal testing, both in drug and cosmetic development. 3D printing of personalized drugs has the potential to revolutionize the pharmaceutical market. These drugs can be adapted to specific patient requirements, such as age, weight, and comorbidities. This ability to print therapies on demand not only has the potential to make medicine personal to patients, but would equally save millions in costs, resources, and, waste.
Recently, the rapid proliferation of COVID-19 has put an enormous strain on global healthcare systems, with demand for critical medical equipment and supplies mounting. The 3D printing community, from major manufacturers to start-ups and individuals, has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by pledging to support the production of vital medical equipment such as ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals tackling the pandemic.
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