Updated on 25 November 2014
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Singapore: Here's a look at some of the lastest innovations in 3D printing:
Stratasys: US-based company is developing a range of material properties from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent for medical implants
3D Systems: US-based firm developing personalized surgery and medical devices for treatment and research including dental and anatomical models, custom surgical guides, implantable devices, hearing aids, prosthetics, and braces for scoliosis
Envisiontec: The company develops three-dimensional scaffolds that are seeded with tissue cells and develops customized organs for patients
Materialise: It combines its 3D medical image-based engineering and 3D printing solutions to develop medical device design and preoperative planning solutions for orthopaedic and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery
Organovo: The US-based company is into designing functional human tissues through bioprinting technology and develops 3D tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications. Organovo is acknowledged for developing world's first commercial 3D bioprinting technology platform and for creating the first fully cellular 3D bioprinted liver tissue in 2013.