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Belgium’s 3D-printing pioneer Materialise has developed a device that can bring relief to patients awaiting a ventilator while an Israeli startup recruits a “Maker Army” to print and deliver protective gear.
Prized for their biocompatibility, safety and performance, medical-grade polymers will continue to experience robust demand from medical device OEMs. The global medical polymers market is projected to surpass $24 billion by 2024.
Additive manufacturing technology leaders Carbon and HP are helping to produce critical medical parts. Meanwhile, residents at Massachusetts General Hospital have launched a “moonshot” competition to develop mechanical ventilators.