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

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

1st Edition

Applications in Healthcare

Editors: Daniel Thomas Deepti Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025420
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2020
Page Count: 570
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to 3-D Printing in Medicine
2. Clinical Uses of 3-D Printing in Medicine

Part 1: Techniques for 3D Printing for Augmenting Medicine
3. Prosthetics
4. Preoperative Models
5. Intra-Operative Models
6. Surgical Instruments
7. Surgical Guides
8. Medical Aids

Part 2: Applications of 3D Printing in Transplantation Procedures
9. Dental Implants
10. Medical Implants
11. 3D Bioprinting
12. 3D Printing Equipment in Medicine
13. Pharmaceutical Research
14. Transplantable Scaffolds

Part 3: Future Technology and Regulation
15. Future Perspective in Medicine
16. Regulation and Safety
17. 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 Thomas Editor

Daniel J. Thomas is Senior Research Officer in the College of Engineering’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at the University of Swansea, UK. He is also the founder of life science technology spin out company, 3Dynamic Systems Ltd (3DS). Dr. Thomas has a background in computational design, biomaterials development, 3-D Bioprinting and structural engineering disciplines. Daniel is an Associate Editor of various international journals, including; the Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, and the Journal of failure analysis and prevention, the Bioprinting Journal and the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine. He leads the 3-D printing materials research programme at Swansea University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Officer, College of Engineering’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), University of Swansea, UK

Deepti Singh Editor

Deepti Singh worked in the UK and in South Korea before joining Yale school of Medicine, Yale University as a postdoc associate in retinal bioengineering. Her primary research interest lies in engineering of biomaterials that can influence embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells fate. She previously worked on finding a replacement for retinal tissue affected by retinal pigmentosa or macular degeneration. Presently, for the purpose of creating a treatment for optic glioma, she is developing disease animal models. Along with working on finding novel retinal cell population for treating various retinal disorders.

Affiliations and Expertise

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