Biomedical micro-implants made with 3D nanoprinter

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At the 3D Nanoprinting Conference in Lelekovice, Brno Region, IQS Nano presented the first Czech 3D nanoprinter capable of producing extremely detailed objects. The printer produces objects with dimensions of less than 100 nanometres. This innovative device was developed in cooperation with the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Wide range of applications

The IQnano3D printing system can produce objects with microscopic structures. This has many applications, such as transforming ordinary and fragile ceramic materials into flexible and ultra-lightweight products, as up to 90% of their volume can consist of air. In practice, this 3D nanoprinter opens the door to the development of advanced materials that can be used, for example, in the manufacture of space flight equipment or in scientific research.

“In the biomedical field, this technology could be used to develop new micro-implants for the treatment of injury, such as nerve injury. The technology can also have application in developing synthetic models of organs and tissues or painless patches with a system of microscopic needles,” Milan Matějka, IQS Nano CEO and co-author of the device, told the Czech News Agency. He pointed out that the patch with a system of microscopic needles will be able to release medicinal substances in a controlled manner.

3D nanoprinting has also wide applications in optics, energy and other fields. “Our team of experts has been working on the development of the IQnano3D precision 3D printing system with colleagues from the scientific sphere for almost eight years,” said Matějka. The co-author of the device concluded that the launch of the system represents a revolutionary solution for advanced research and development in multiple industries.

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