Top 10 stories of the month from the Medical Channel


From 3D-printing breakthroughs to provocative questions about the future of medical device design, these articles from the Medical Channel got the most page views in April.

All-in-one-surgery concept wins Startup Competition at 3D Printing Conference and Expo

Imagine a maker center at your friendly neighborhood hospital, where patients are scanned and a custom device or implant is printed, sterilized and surgically implanted on the spot. That's the business model of startup Osiris Biomed 3D (New York and Lexington, KY), which received a vote of confidence this month at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York. The judges of the Startup Competition unanimously voted it the winner among the five finalists. "Osiris Biomed 3D stood out for its innovative use of 3D printing in a large, untapped market that has the potential to save lives," said Tyler Benster, self-described 3D printing evangelist and Program Chair of the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo.

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