3D-printed widgets are taking the medical world by storm. Polymer-based skull implants? Check. Doughnut-shaped Tylenol pills? Check. Totally rad-looking prosthetic arms with a $150 price tag? Check again.
These, and plenty other medical novelties, clearly illustrate the potential of 3D printing to radically change the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. With its extreme versatility and inherent ability to customize products, many experts believe that 3D printing will finally blow the field of affordable personalized medicine wide open. Yet so far it's been mostly hope - and plenty of hype - with little sign that the radical technology might actually become a medical mainstay. ...[Continue reading on Singularity HUB]