Custom 3D-printed organic implants project funded with CHF 12 million

Researchers at the University of Basel have a vision: an individually configurable robot that will revolutionize surgical procedures and provide numerous benefits for patients. They have already taken the first steps in this direction. To further implement their vision, the Werner Siemens Foundation is now extending its funding for the “Miracle” project by CHF 12 …

3D Printed Polymeric Implants For Drug Therapy

Athina Liaskoni, PhD student, University of Nottingham will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo Conventional drug delivery systems, tablets, capsules, and solutions, can be limited for the treatment of some diseases. Their necessary frequent administration can be unpleasant to patients and their compliance can be reduced. Sustained release implants can offer a …

Prosperos: Lessons learned for 3D printed implants

by Raymond Bevers, Maastricht University Prosperos is a 4 year, 4.5M€ project, focussed on developing the next generation of 3D printed implants. The project is funded by the Interreg V Flanders – the Netherlands program. A lot was learned about the technology, the application, and hurdles towards introduction of these implants into the clinic. During …

Comparing biocompatibilities of 3D-printed absorbable metal implants

by Holger Jahr, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen Additively manufactured absorbable porous metal implants possess promising mechanical and degradation properties in vitro and thus hold potential to meet various clinical applications. A reliable evaluation of these novel implants, however, requires an improved predictability of their biocompatibility and in vivo degradation characteristics from in vitro results. Current pre-clinical …

Nanofiber technologies for improving the biological compatibility of metal implants

by Marek Pokorny, Contipro a.s. In the current project we deal with surface modification of implants for large joints, which are prepared by traditional and additive technologies. Czech private company Prospon s.r.o., material scientists from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and we from private company Contipro a.s. as specialists in surface treatment …

3D Printing with High Perfomance Polymers for Implants and other Medical Products

by Stefan Leonhardt, Kumovis We at Kumovis developed a specialized 3d-printing system including clean-room technology. It is capable of processing high performance polymers like PEEK, PEKK, Ultem or PPSU. Furthermore, a special focus is set on degradable polymers. At the conference we will present our technology and show results regarding achievable clean-room class inside our …

Using digital twins to design 3D printed implants for skeletal tissue engineering

by Liesbet Geris, University of Liege One of the major challenges in tissue engineering and an essential step towards successful clinical applications is the translation of biological knowledge on complex cell and tissue behavior into predictive and robust engineering processes. Computational modelling can contribute to this, among others because it allows to study the biological …

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice, at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. 3D dental imaging and 3D printing have changed dentists’ job: …

Comparing different direct metal printed resorbable medical implants – Presented by Holger Jahr, Univ. Hospital RWTH Aachen

Comparing different direct metal printed resorbable medical implants – Presented by Holger Jahr, Univ. Hospital RWTH Aachen, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Bone repair biomaterials should possess bone-mimicking fully interconnected porous structures of relevant mechanical properties. Ideally, this is combined with an appropriate …