3D printing is becoming increasingly implemented in the operating room, with surgeons turning to the technology to create tailor-made implants for their patients. Several uses of the technology are already generating revenue as viable medical businesses, like dental applications, prosthetics and hearing devices.
The most disruptive application of 3D printing in the medical world might be bioprinting – the production of human organs for transplant or for body on a chip use. The technology involves the creation of replacement tissues and organs that are printed layer-by-layer into a three-dimensional structure.
3D Printing will have a strong impact on the value chain of medicines and pharmaceutics as well as doctors / pharmacists could create tailored dosing regimens. In addition to this, doses could be personalised with individual colours, flavours and shapes to appeal to individual patient which will boost their adherence.
These rapidly developing markets raise many questions. Which technologies are developed yet? What are the costs? Which markets are influenced by the innovative 3D printing technologies? And how quickly can those customized products be manufactured? The 3D Medical Conference gives answers to these kinds of questions.
However, lack of skilled professionals, and problems related to material characterization and development are some of the factors restraining the growth. Also regulatory requirements for the approval are inhibiting the growth of the global 3D printing in medical / dental and medicins applications market.
With 3D Printing new tools enter the medical world like scanners, (bio)materials, CAD software and even Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality tools. The medical professionals have to cope with that as well
The topics of the 3D Medical Conference will be:
- 3D Bio Printing
- 3D Dental Printing
- 3D Medtech Printing
- 3D Medicine & Pharmaceutics Printing
- 3D Medical & Dental Scanning
- 3D Medical & Dental Software
- 3D Medical (Bio)Materials
- 3D Medical Workflow & Planning Tools
- Medical applications with Virtual Reality / Augented Reality
The audience is a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creative, so the content will address professionals in this field from different perspectives.
Who should attend the next edition?
Dentists | Bioengineers | Dental Labs | Pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and Biotech professionals | Regulators | Compliance Officers | Pharmacists | Laboratory Personnel | Consultants | Contractors/Subcontractors | 3D Printing suppliers | anyone responsible for medicine/drug: Development | Manufacturing | Preclinical | Quality Assurance | Quality Control | Operations | Surgeons | medical professionals | Medical Engineers | Research Institutes | Doctors | Development | Manufacturing | Preclinical | Quality Assurance | Quality Control | Operations etc.
The two day event contains: