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‘Print your own body part’ and the future of 3D printing in medicine


By Meg Graham, Chicago Blue SkyOctober 13, 2015

Photo Caption: “Print Your Own Body Part” Phil Velasquez, Kristen Norman / Blue Sky

When Vismed-3D CEO Dima Elissa talks 3D printing, she’s usually thinking bigger picture than a printed phone case or keychain. Elissa’s company is a research and consulting firm that creates anatomical replicas, prosthetics and devices. Elissa presented at a Chicago Ideas Week lab at healthtech incubator Matter titled “Print Your Own Body Part,” where she discussed the present and future of 3D printing and medicine, and let attendees scan themselves for 3D replicas.

Article originally appeared on Chicago Tribune, Blue Sky Innovation