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3D printing cuts down on animal testing and fosters research

3D printing cuts down on animal testing and fosters research

Written by David

January 21, 2020


Worldwide, millions of mice, rabbits, rats, dogs, monkeys and pigs are still being used in medical research. They are used to study diseases such as cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart disease.


But scientists don’t just use animals as test objects in fundamental research. Animals are still laid out on the operating table to train doctors. Especially surgeons. Neurosurgeons in particular often practice on animals such as rabbits and pigs before they are allowed to operate on humans. For example, following a ruptured aneurysm. Cerebrovascular aneurysms are arterial dilatations that can burst inside arteries because of constant high blood pressure. This results in a life-threatening brain haemorrhage. I


n order to be able to practice surgery for cerebrovascular aneurysms without animal experiments, a research team from the Institute for Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design ( PKT ) and the Institute of Microsystems Technology at the Hamburg University of Technology ( […]

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