From Academia: Open-Source 3D printed Medical Devices and New Sensor for COVID

In this week’s issue of “From Academia”, we share two recent publications focusing on designs and testings of open-source 3D printed medical devices. The first article presents the design and development of an open-source bag valve mask (BVM) compression system based on the structure of a RepRap 3D printer. The second article also demonstrates the design and development of an open-source powered air-purifying particulate respirator (PAPR). The open source PAPR can be fabricated with a low-cost 3D printer and widely available and inexpensive components. “From Academia” features recent, relevant, close to commercialization academic publications. Subjects include but not limited to healthcare 3D printing, 3D bioprinting, and related emerging technologies.

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Partially RepRapable automated open-source bag valve mask-based ventilator

Authored by Aliaksei Petsiuk, Nagendra G. Tanikella, Samantha Dertinger, Adam Pringle, Shane Oberloier, Joshua M. Pearce. HardwareX, October 2020 

Conversion of self-contained breathing apparatus mask to open source powered air-purifying particulate respirator for firefighter COVID-19 response

Authored by Benjamin R. Hubbard, Joshua M. Pearce. HardwareX. October 2020

From Academia: Tweaking Bioinks Palette, One-Drop 3D Printing

From Academia: Nanoclay Bioink, Machine Learning, Hydrogel Design Strategies for 3D Bioprinting

From Academia: 3D Printed PPE Safety, A Better hydrogel, Cadaver Replacement

From Acedemia: Incorporating 3D Printing into Structural Heart Disease Procedure, Silicone Pulse Oximeter, COVID Swabs in Children

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