: There has been a surge of interest in new technologies in medicine because of their promising clinical applications. Extensive research on additive manufacturing and its applications in the medical field has been carried out with good results and very high expectations. Due to their disruptive nature and potential, 3D printing and even more 3D bioprinting raise many ethical and safety concerns that need to be adequately addressed to provide good regulation before entering clinical practice. This article aims to highlight the general ethical concerns associated with the use of additive manufacturing in medicine and the lack of current international regulatory directives to guide these experiments. Transparency about how these new medical devices are regulated and approved is a fundamental requirement to promote and improve public trust, efficiency, safety and quality.

3D printing and 3D bioprinting technology in medicine: ethical and legal issues

Spina, F;Visi, G;Maiese, A;Di Paolo, M
2023-01-01

Abstract

: There has been a surge of interest in new technologies in medicine because of their promising clinical applications. Extensive research on additive manufacturing and its applications in the medical field has been carried out with good results and very high expectations. Due to their disruptive nature and potential, 3D printing and even more 3D bioprinting raise many ethical and safety concerns that need to be adequately addressed to provide good regulation before entering clinical practice. This article aims to highlight the general ethical concerns associated with the use of additive manufacturing in medicine and the lack of current international regulatory directives to guide these experiments. Transparency about how these new medical devices are regulated and approved is a fundamental requirement to promote and improve public trust, efficiency, safety and quality.
2023
Rizzo, M L; Turco, S; Spina, F; Costantino, A; Visi, G; Baronti, A; Maiese, A; Di Paolo, M
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