3D technology continues its relentless progress. Some of the latest research focuses on the world of medicine, where 3D printers are being used to create human tissue that could replace medical prosthesis in the future.
Nieves Cubos works tirelessly at the School of Pharmacy in Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and the Science and Technology Institute for Polymers at the CSIC, using 3D printing to develop bone and cartilage.
The Spanish company BQ is behind this technology, using its printers Hephestos 2 and Witbox 2 for this innovative research. But this is only the beginning, as the objective of engineer Nieves Cubo is to create personalized prosthesis for each patient.
But that is not the only sensational innovation she is working on, as another line of research is looking to replace animal tests by generating tissue or other elements in the lab that behave exactly like the human body, allowing for tests with cosmetics and drugs.