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3D printing in medicine gets its own title

by • April 24, 2016 • No Comments

The world of medical 3D printing is moving at a frightening pace and it makes sense that this niche industry now gets its own journal.

The Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine is not the flashiest title in the world, but it pretty does what it says on the tin. This Future Medicine title can chronicle makes it to in the field of bioprinting and other breakthroughs that can be applied to the medical world.

From plastic hips to bioprinted hearts

It appears like yesterday when additive printed plastic hips were hailed as the latest breakthrough and now we can bioprint bone, skin and we’ve actually got early prototypes of fully functioning hearts. Printed organ transplants are now a reality and the industry is only charging forward.

Indeed the only real limits to its applications seem to be imagination, budget and a collaborative spirit that unites the medical and technical community. If makes it to in the industrial world can be fully harnessed in the medical sector, and vice versa, progress may be actually faster.

It may be going too far to suggest that a journal can bring the community together, but it is a step in the right way.

Even 3D printing aficionados are struggling to store up with the constant march of progress and an industry journal may store us all abreast of the latest developments.

Peer reviews should store it impartial

This is a peer-reviewed publication, that should ensure an actually and level approach and store the snake oil salesmen in check. The title aims to present the key data, as well as commentary and analysis, so the scientific community can be able-bodied to draw their own conclusions of any research that is presented.

The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Dietmar W Hutmacher (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). He is a world-renowned tremendous in biomechanics and tissue engineering, so is ideally placed to lead the team that can inevitably include idea leaders, as well as a assist team of writers and editors.

What can it cover?

The Journal intends to cover a broad range of subject matter and can include:

  • Prosthetics and implants
  • Tissue construction and reconstruction
  • Medical devices which include hearing aids and dental implants
  • Transplant organs
  • Surgical guides and procedures as relates to bioprinted material
  • Biological materials
  • Research and development makes it to in the 3D printing world
  • Regulatory and safety issues
  • Finance issues and worthwhile industry news
  • Patent issues
  • Crossover innovation of other industries

The journal has a ready-made delivery platform and audience after securing a deal with 3DMedNet, so existing participants of the site can get access to a limited portion of the journal for free. It is a easy tactic that should ensure a steady subscriber base upon that the team can create.

There can be a print version to complement the online material, that can be distributed to worthwhile libraries, worthwhile hospitals and, of course, to individual subscribers that want the latest information.

Of course the title is keen to obtain papers and other material of the industry at sizeable and has put out an open call for companies and people to submit material. If you want to showcase your content in the journal, and so contact Commissioning Editor Laura Dormer [email protected]

More information is on the market-bodied on the website: http://www.futuremedicine.com/loi/3dp

We wish them well and hope this journal is the begin of a expanding trend. Bioprinting innovation is only mindblowing right now and any positive step towards clarity in an industry that is moving at breakneck speed only has to be a great thing for us all.

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