• Using 3D printing to develop antimicrobial PEG tubes for patients with Cystic Fibrosis

    PhD student Alice Shannon has started a blog on her Irish Research Council and National Children’s Research Centre funded research project. Alice is working to develop a novel antimicrobial material for 3D printing medical device accessories for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

    3D printer used for Alice’s PhD project

    She is supervised by Prof. Leonard O Sullivan (University of Limerick), Dr. Seamus Clifford (University of Limerick), and Mr. Kevin O’Sullivan (University of Limerick) in collaboration with clinical colleagues Dr. Barry Linnane (University Hospital Limerick) and Prof. Paul McNally (Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin).

    Keep up to date on Alice’s research project at  Alice also posts pictures and videos of the 3D printing process via instagram: @greys3dprinting