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3D Printing: A New Competitor in the Prosthetics Market?

By Charles Paton Published November 9, 2014

3D printing is the process by which a three-dimensional digital model is transformed into a physical object through the repetitive layering of thin materials. Recently, innovators have started applying 3D printing to the prosthetic limbs market as a cost-effective alternative to their commercial counterparts. Barring rigorous FDA regulation, this provides a foundation for 3D printing in the artificial development of internal organs.


Preventing the Pandemic: Implications of Ebola in the U.S.

By Charles Paton Published October 21, 2014

How is the United States preventing a widespread outbreak of Ebola within its borders?