3D Printing in Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081007174, 9780081007266

3D Printing in Medicine

1st Edition

Editors: Deepak Kalaskar
eBook ISBN: 9780081007266
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081007174
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st April 2017
Page Count: 178
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3D Printing in Medicine examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and its clinical applications. With a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools, the book looks at their applications within medicine and the future outlook for the field.

The book begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of 3D printing, including topics such as materials, and hardware. Chapters go on to cover applications within medicine such as computational analysis of 3D printed constructs, personalized 3D printing and 3D cell and organ printing. The concluding chapters in the book review the applications of 3D printing in diagnostics, drug development, 3D-printed disease models and 3D printers for surgical practice.

With a strong focus on the translation of 3D printing technology to a clinical setting, this book is a valuable resource for scientists and engineers working in biomaterial, biomedical, and nanotechnology based industries and academia.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the medical applications of 3D printing biomaterials and technologies
  • Focuses on the emerging market of 3D printed biomaterials in clinical applications
  • Reviews both commercial and under development materials, tools, their applications, and future evolution


Scientists and engineers in biomaterial, biomedical and nanotechnology based industries. Biomaterials/engineering post-grads

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to 3D printing in medicine

  • Abstract
  • 1.1 3D printing is the latest industrial revolution
  • 1.2 3D bioprinting in medicine
  • 1.3 Advantages of 3D printing for medicine
  • 1.4 Future of 3D printing in medicine
  • References

2. 3D printing families: Laser, powder, nozzle based techniques

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Classification of 3D printing techniques
  • 2.3 Conclusions and future trends
  • References

3. Materials for 3D printing in medicine: Metals, polymers, ceramics, hydrogels

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Metals
  • 3.3 Bio-ceramics and bioactive glasses
  • 3.4 Polymers
  • 3.5 Hydrogels
  • 3.6 Summary and outlook
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

4. Computational analyses and 3D printed models: A combined approach for patient-specific studies

  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Patient specific models: image reconstruction
  • 4.3 Patient specific models: 3D Manufacturing
  • 4.4 Computer simulations of patient specific cardiac models
  • 4.5 Patient specific models: the current regulatory perspective
  • 4.6 Future perspective of patient specific models in cardiovascular applications
  • References

5. Patient specific in situ 3D printing

  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Patient specific 3D printing
  • 5.2 Current medical applications for 3D printing
  • 5.3 Challenges and future advances
  • 5.4 Summary
  • References

6. 3D printed in vitro disease models

  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Recent in vitro disease models
  • 6.3 Challenges in developing in vitro disease models
  • 6.4 3D printing technologies: strategies, key attributes, and advantages


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About the Editor

Deepak Kalaskar

Dr. Deepak M. Kalaskar is Lecturer in Nanotechnology and Biomedical Engineering at the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, and the Centre for Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine, University College London (UCL). He is also Deputy Director of postgraduate course in Burns, Plastic, and Reconstructive surgery at UCL. He is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, and actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He is part of a working group for the development of a 3D printing platform for medical devices and redistributed manufacturing using 3D printing(RDM-3DP) established by the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He is a reviewer for several internationally reputed journals and editorial board member for several journals in the field of stem cells, 3D printing, biomaterials and nanotechnology. He has previously edited two books and contributed to several invited book chapters in the field of surgery, nanotechnology, stem cells and biomaterials.

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University College London, UK

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