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3D Printing in Point of Care Manufacturing

According to 3DPrint.com, there is an increased number of hospitals participating in point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, where devices such as prosthetics and assistive devices are created in-house.

The article reported that HSS creates custom orthopedic devices, develops prototypes for next-generation implants, and builds anatomical models for complex cases.

Joseph Lipman, MS, director of Device Development at HSS, explained the regulatory process of manufacturing medical devices.

"Everyone needs to understand that the regulatory process is complex. There are a number of steps outside of manufacturing like cleaning and sterilization, which need to be validated. It's not so simple," Lipman said.

Read the full article at 3dprint.com