3D-Printed Vertebrae: A Landmark Surgery

Cervical Vertebrae

(DGIwire) – In late 2015, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, met a patient who suffered from a form of cancer called chordroma, according to a Mashable report. The patient had a tumor in a particularly inaccessible location: two vertebrae at the top of the neck involved in rotation of […]

3D Medical Printing: A Tool Against Tongue Cancer

Close up of African woman with white teeth smiling and sticking tongue out

(DGIwire) – When a 53-year-old man came to Health Care Global in Bangalore, India, complaining of a mouth ulcer, at first that’s all the doctors found, according to 3DPrint.com. As he had been treated for tongue cancer two years previously, however, an MRI was taken, and the results weren’t good—the tumor had returned and was […]

A World’s Record for Aerospace 3D Printed Parts

Engine of airplane.

(DGIwire) – What is the largest solid 3D-printed part ever made? According the Guinness Book of World Records, as of August 2016, the record-holder comes from the aerospace industry. That month, Guinness awarded this accolade jointly to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and aerospace company Boeing, for a 3D-printed trim tool used […]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

factory car production line

(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create […]

Now in Earth Orbit: 3D Printing

Earth satellite space station spaceship orbit sci fi landscape. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

(DGIwire) – The International Space Station (ISS) is a technological marvel in itself—but lately its crew members have been engaged in yet another cutting-edge technology: 3D printing. In June 2016, NASA announced that ISS members installed a 3D printer for a new experiment, “3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration,” to show that a 3D printer […]

3D Metal Printing: Revolutionizing Medical Devices Limb by Limb

Closeup of 3D printer printing

(DGIwire) – 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of medical devices. In May 2016, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released new guidelines for medical device manufacturers involved in 3D printing, the agency spotlighted some of the technology’s key advantages. For example, scans of a patient’s body can be used to create 3D-printed components […]

3D Metal Printing Aims for the Skies

Private jet in flight

(DGIwire) – Imagine flying through the skies in a plane whose metal parts were made in a printer. Sound like a sci-fi dream? In fact, the era of 3D printing in the aerospace industry is already here. A slew of leading companies are instituting 3D metal printing into their production processes, reports professional services firm […]

Even ‘Safe Zones’ Such as Hospitals Can Fall Victim to Fake Drugs

front view of doctor writing record on folder while holding medicine in office

(DGIwire) — The prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs has been making headlines, with outlets such as The New York Times and The Huffington Post publishing a plethora of stories on the subject. In February 2014, the Times reported that Indian manufacturers were exporting fake pharmaceuticals. That same month, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece […]

Big Counterfeit Bust Shifts Focus onto Consumers

Tabletten

(DGIwire) — As anyone who has followed medical news over the last year knows, counterfeit medications have become serious business. This situation has been described as a global pandemic by The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which noted in May 2015 that 127 of a total of 196 countries had no reliable supply […]

Fake Pills Place Pressure on Global Pharmaceutical Industry

red different good choice medical pill. healthcare concept

(DGIwire) — When people think of counterfeiters, they often think of men clandestinely printing off scores of illicit $20 bills in shady warehouses by moonlight. Perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from Catch Me If You Can or Willem Dafoe’s more sinister counterpoint in To Live and Die in LA come to mind. But many people don’t […]

Labs: Choose the Right Supplier

Female Researcher Looking Through Microscope

(DGIwire) — When looking for quality lab equipment for a medical research laboratory, it’s imperative to have a list of reliable equipment suppliers. In fact, choosing the right supplier is just as important as finding the right equipment. To stay on the cutting edge of science, lab managers need to stay on the front lines […]

Plant DNA’s Starring Role in Protecting Our Cars from Theft.

Car theft.

(DGIwire) — If real life were anything like Hollywood movies, car thefts would be quick, flashy and go unpunished by law enforcement…especially if the person who stole the car is the movie’s hero, played by a handsome A-list actor. Audiences actually root for these characters, recklessly driving stolen Lamborghinis to pursue a “bad guy.” After […]

Launching a Marijuana Business? Better Know the Law

Marijuana and Money

(DGIwire) – Now that marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska and District of Columbia–entrepreneurs are increasingly angling to get a piece of the action. But before they get too—well, high on the idea, it is important for them to understand all of the legal ramifications that could affect […]

Thieves Beware: You’re Already Marked Men

APDN Smoke Cloak

(DGIwire) – We’ve all seen this movie before: a masked man bursts into a drugstore, waving a gun in the air and demanding all the money in the register—and some pills to sell on the street. The clerk gives the money up, keeping his eyes down; he doesn’t want to see the guy’s face, which […]

Everything the Handsome, Well-Equipped Lab Needs to Stay Red-Hot

laboratory equipment

(DGIwire)   It’s a competitive world—everything needs an edge these days, including the research lab. If a medical practice or laboratory is looking for quality lab equipment, it is crucial to find the most reliable medical equipment supplier. When it’s time to buy new equipment, the ideal option is to purchase from a well-known company; the […]

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