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Patient specific in situ 3D printing

Dana Akilbekova and Damel Mektepbayeva,    National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Abstract

In this chapter, we will focus on how 3D printer technology is transforming traditional medicine into a personalized approach, giving an overview of the technology advancement and its clinical applications. First, we will discuss why personalization in medicine is required, its benefits for the patients and how 3D printing technology can address this need for the patient specific treatment solutions. Basic capabilities of 3D printers and the three most common 3D printing technologies used in medical applications will be covered as well. The second section focuses on current and potential ...

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