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North Korea says new 3D printer can make bones for surgery and .

by • August 9, 2016 • No Comments

North Korea has announced the latest in its range of medical inventions: a 3D printing device to reproduce bone that can be utilized in cosmetic surgery and dentistry.
A news segment on KCTV claimed that the printing device may assist North Korean doctors work with detailed images and options, saving time and improving the precision of medical procedures.
The footage showed several doctors working on a printing device that it claimed was building a human lower jaw.
“With this new innovation, we can mould different types of bone fragments through a detailed facial blueprint,” said Dr Hwang Seong-hyeok of the say department of dentistry.
The news segment in addition showed two documents that it claimed were a certification of assessment of the “intellectual products exhibition” and a “patent of certification”, although it is not clear whether the product has been seen by anyone outside the say.
3D printing innovation, that creates physical objects of digital files, is increasingly seen as a affordable way to advance a number of industries, which include medicine.
Doctors in the Netherlands were the initially to carry out a transplant with a 3D-printed skull in 2014. In Sudan, the printing devices have been utilized to replace limbs for children injured in the civil war. Related: ‘Sanctions won’t stop our space race’: North Korea sets sights on the moonBut North Korea’s sanction-hit health process is reported to be struggling with broken equipment and declining treatment, raising doubts that the innovation may be rolled out widely.
Even neighbouring South Korea, one of the world’s cosmetic surgery and innovation capitals, is yet working out how to use – and regulate – 3D printing in medicine and dentistry.
In June, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology showed off its 3D printing device at the Pyongyang trade show, but this is the initially time a working option has been shown on say television linked to medical advancements.
The original option of this article initially appeared on NK News.


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