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Low-cost 3-D printer-based organ model production technique reveals complicated interior organ structure

Date:
January 8, 2016
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University of Tsukuba
Summary:
Researchers in Japan have successfully developed a low-cost human organ model production technique for use with 3-D printers that helps reveal complicated interior organ structure.
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3-D human organ model.
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The University of Tsukuba in conjunction with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) have successfully developed a low cost human organ model production technique for use with 3D printers that helps reveal complicated interior organ structure.

Professor Nobuhiro Ohkohchi and Lecturer Yukio Oshiro of the Faculty of Medicine, and Professor Jun Mitani of the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems at the University of Tsukuba have collaborated with DNP to produce a 3D printer-based technique for producing human organ models in a format that makes internal structures, such as blood vessels easier to see.

The newly developed technique allows for the production of 3D human organ models at costs as low as 1/3 compared to those for currently available technology.

It is expected that the penetration of the new technique will lead to the promotion of clinical site applications.


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