Below are stories by organizations within Alberta's bioindustrial innovation ecosystem, including Alberta Innovates.
Heart stents made with a 3D printer using a base materials reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals could be inserted in a closed position and opened fully with body heat.
Towards Self-Expanding Heart Stents With 3D Printing
June 2019. Alberta Innovates' Alberta Bio Future Program.
Health. Cellulose Nanocrystals.
Extrusion-based additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a new and fast growing industry segment. It is used to create low-cost prototypes, intricate components and custom-tailored products that cannot be produced
with conventional manufacturing techniques. The products are used in a wide range of industries including consumer products, automobiles, automation, aerospace and bioengineering. Read more.