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3D printing drastically reduces development costs of blood recycling machine

Prototyping costs have been cut by 96 percent via 3D printing
During surgery, patients’ blood is often “spilt.” Such blood can be returned to the body, so long as it has been properly processed to ensure that it is not tainted. The Brightwave Hemosep autotransfusion machine can do this – and its prototyping costs have been cut by 96 percent via 3D printing.

Gizmag featured the Hemosep when it was launched in 2012. The device works by collecting the blood spilt during surgery and

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