Market Intel: How 3D Printing Can Enhance And Expand Medtech Opportunities
3D printing has been hailed as a potentially game-changing technology for different industries. Biomedical applications, in particular, have garnered much attention when patients were able to receive 3D-printed, customized, lifesaving medical interventions. But aside from these niche markets for personalized medical devices, can 3D printing ever become mainstream in health care? This article, a guest column from leaders at the Boston Consulting Group, explores what the benefits of 3D-printed devices are and how they are driving the uptake of this technology. It also assesses how fast this adoption is happening and evaluates how – and in which biomedical applications and device markets – 3D printing could best enhance products and allow medtech manufacturers to grow their business.
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