3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing in Medicine

2nd Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Deepak Kalaskar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898317

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3D Printing in Medicine, Second Edition examines the rapidly growing market of 3D-printed biomaterials and their 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. Sections cover the fundamentals of 3D printing, including topics such as materials and hardware. Later 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, with a subsequent look at the applications of 3D printing in diagnostics, drug development, and much more. This updated new edition features completely revised content, with additional new chapters covering organs-on-chips, bioprinting regulations and standards, and socio-ethical implications of organs-on-demand.

Key Features

  • Reviews a broad range of biomedical applications of 3D printing biomaterials and technologies
  • Provides an interdisciplinary look at 3D printing in medicine, bridging the gap between engineering and clinical fields
  • Includes completely updated content with additional new chapters, covering topics such as organs-on-chips, bioprinting regulations, and more


Materials scientists, engineers and biomedical engineers. Clinical scientists with an interest in 3D printing. Additive manufacturing R&D groups

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to 3D printing in medicine
    2. 3D printing families: Laser, powder, nozzle-based techniques
    3. Materials for 3D printing in medicine: Metals, polymers, ceramics, hydrogels
    4. Computational analyses and 3D printed models: A combined approach for patient-specific studies
    5. Patient specific in situ 3D printing
    6. 3D printed in vitro disease models
    7. 3D printers for surgical practice
    8. 3D printed pharmaceutical products
    9. High-resolution 3D printing for healthcare underpinned by small-scale fluidics
    10. Four-dimensional printing in healthcare
    11. Organ on Chip
    12. Bioprinting Technology, Regulation, and Intellectual Property
    13. 3D Bioprinting: Socio-ethical Implications of Organs “on demand”
    14. 3D Printing standards

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898317

About the Editor

Deepak Kalaskar

Dr. Deepak M. Kalaskar is Lecturer and Associate Professor 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Ortho and MSK Science, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London, UK

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