Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S02T03

Bioelectronic Applications

3D-printing technology as a tool for medical implantable electronic devices

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Pablo Mendoza Ponce  (Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany and Electronics Engineering Department, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica), Lait Abu Saleh  (Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany), Wolfgang Krautschneider (Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany), Matthias Kuhl (Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, Technische Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

Medical implantable electronic devices (IMD) are of great use to research and in the treatment of various health conditions. 3D printing technology is proving to revolutionize multiple industries, including IMDs, by allowing rapid research, development and production. This paper presents how 3D printing technology was utilized during the modeling, prototyping and fabrication process of the first version of an implantable device intended for interstitial pressure monitoring.

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