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3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081025420, 9780081025437

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

1st Edition

Applications in Healthcare

Editors: Daniel J. Thomas Deepti Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025420
eBook ISBN: 9780081025437
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th August 2020
Page Count: 304
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Clinical Uses of 3D Printing

Part 1: 3D Printing Techniques for Augmenting Medicine
3. 3D Printing Techniques
4. Prosthetics
5. Operative Models
6. Surgical Instruments

Part 2: Applications of 3D Printing in Transplantation Procedures
7. Dental Implants
8. Organ Bioprinting
9. Biomanufacturing
10. 3D Bioprinting of Tissue Systems
11. Transplantable Scaffolds
12. 3D Printing Equipment in Medicine

Part 3: Future Technology and Regulation
13. Future Perspective in Medicine
14. Regulation and Safety
15. Conclusions


3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery: Applications in Healthcare is an advanced book on surgical and enhanced medical applications that can be achieved with 3D printing. It is an essential handbook for medical practitioners, giving access to a range of practical methods, while also focusing on applied knowledge. This comprehensive resource features practical experiments and processes for preparing 3D printable materials. Early chapters cover foundational knowledge and background reading, while later chapters discuss and review the current technologies used to engineer specific tissue types, experiments and methods, medical approaches and the challenges that lie ahead for future research.

The book is an indispensable reference guide to the various methods used by current medical practitioners working at the forefront of 3D printing applications in medicine.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed introduction and narrative on how 3-D printing can be used towards developing future medicine-based therapies
  • Covers up-to-date methods across a range of application areas for the first time in book form
  • Presents the only book on all current areas of 3D printing in medicine that is catered to a medical rather than engineering audience


Surgeons, researchers in biomedical engineering, product design, mechanical engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell science, pharmaceutical studies, biotechnology and/or bio-manufacturing industries


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About the Editors

Daniel J. Thomas

Daniel J. Thomas is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer who comes from an academic background in 3D Printing, Engineering and Computational Design. This book ‘3D Prining in Medicine and Surgery’ focuses on his current research as well as the research of numerious researchers who are engaged in developing new 3D Printing technologies that are currently treating patients and will lead towards the development of future treatments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Creation Engineering Group, Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Bridgend, South Wales, UK

Deepti Singh

Deepti Singh is a bioengneer who has been exploring the application of polymeric materials in restoring or repairing injured tissues and organs. With a Ph.D in genetics and biotechnology, she has worked extenisively for the last decade to develop functional biomimetic that can enhance differeniation of embyronic stem cells into desired linage. This book focuses on interesting and new aspects of biomaterial design and its applications. With the emergence of bio-ink, 3D printing could potentially change the entire apporach of regenerative medicine in which instead of restoring and repairing, the disease tissue can be replaced.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Michael Young's Lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA