A research group of Spanish university has developed a 3D additive manufacturing machine for tubular medical devices such stents. 3D printing systems applied to rapid prototyping in structural fabrication can easily manufacture biomaterials, such as bioresorbable stents (BRS), better than other devices.
The machine developed by the research group is based on Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and 3-axis 3D printing technologies. The filament is melted into the extruder nozzle, which deposits the material onto a heated computer-controlled rotatory Cartesian platform.
The research group is looking for stent manufacturers to finish the development phase and test it under technical cooperation agreement. License agreements are also sought to bring the technology to the market.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please email Mike Brown, quoting the reference number TOES20180130001.