Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin
The Use of 3D Printing Technology in the Healthcare Sector
The healthcare sector is being greatly benefitted by the 3D printing technology. 3D printing is growing and will cross the $3.89 billion mark by 2022. The healthcare sectors that are benefitted by the 3D printing technology are implants and drugs which are durable and reliable. 3D printing is offering medical expertise that was not available a few years ago. In the field of facial reconstruction or organ transplants like that of the heart, kidneys, liver, and ears, 3D printing plays an important part. For prosthetic parts like that of the hands and legs, this technology has made life sustainable for many people.
Many areas of the medical industry where complex problems are involved and their solutions are very difficult to achieve with the currently available technology, 3D printing stands a very big chance to offer solutions and that too at a very reasonable cost. This technology has already started making revolutionary changes in the manufacturing and surgical sectors. In the near future, the pharmacy and research segment will also see a radical shift in technology. The testing on animals will reduce significantly and there will be better treatment of the animals.
Customized and patient-specific drugs will see the light of the day. Drugs and medicines will be manufactured according to the specific needs of the individual patients. The accurate dosage, patient size, intensity of the disease will all be considered for making customized medicines for the patients.
A detailed report has been developed that outlines the advances in the medical sector and the growth of 3D printing in the various health segments like surgical, prosthetics, drugs, pharma, and research. The report also covers geographical areas where different advancements have been made in the 3D healthcare sector.