3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, used to be the manufacturing industry’s best kept secret but now the technology is being used to transform many industries, including medicine. Over the past year, hospitals around the world have begun talking about their burgeoning use of 3D printing in health care, … Continue reading “3D printing in medicine: How the technology is increasingly being used to save lives (VIDEO)”
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. Continue reading “3D Printed antibiotic beads”
Usually when we think about the medicine, vitamins and supplements that we take in pill and tablet form, one or two common shapes come to mind: in most cases it’s either an elongated oval/spherical form or a simple extruded circle. Continue reading “Pharmaceutical researchers create new shapes for medicine tablets using 3D printing”
This Instructable by Tyson James demonstrates how users can take MRI data and 3D print it. Continue reading “3D Print your MRI data in 5 steps”
We welcome you to the Business Modelling & Strategies Summit For Healthcare at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands on June 23, 2015.
This interactive workshop will be a dialogue with decision makers and experts in the pharmaceutical and bio technical sector.
Participants will be challenged to create solutions to business cases and/or groundbreaking ideas essential for their business. These will be tested in the field of process management, strategy, communication, data management, research & development, monetisation or valuation.
riverrun was founded by experts in business modelling, valuation and strategy in order to create, in cooperation with sector specialists, organisations and investors new directions for creating value for the day after tomorrow using the technology of tomorrow.
Where should healthcare go to? riverrun has no monopoly on the truth. Therefore the partners have invited the following experts to share the discussions and to bring new and other insights to this challenging environment:
- Kees Groen, Managing Director, Kinesis Pharma
- Roel Bellens, Managing Director, PIMS
- Peter Berghmans, partner, Data Protection Institute
We are looking forward to seeing you on June 23 at High Tech Campus Eindhoven!
Explore your company’s strength
The digital natives, the new barbarians, threaten the core of each sector, each organization, including those in pharma and biotech. However, most trans-formative and disruptive initiatives bring marginal change. For instance users can give feedback via Facebook or a new app is nothing more than the traditional ‘analog’ process in a new ‘digital’ suit.
But the barbarians will not stop at the gates, they want to change the landscape. Even strongly regulated sectors like energy, insurance or health care are not immune for these barbarians.Technology offers the end-users (patients) the tools to influence the business models and the way money is being made, for instance in the pharmaceutical industry.
Most organisations continue, intentionally or unintentionally, to use their traditional workflows/habits and keep their centralistic and/or hierarchic way of working. Many decision makers have access to all the relevant technology, but don’t know what to do with it. Too few companies explore their strength like brand value or customer loyalty to step into the new digital age.
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing is essentially layered manufacturing. What varies from project to project, of course, is exactly what is being layered and why. Used in a variety of scientific and creative endeavors around the globe, the technology—developed in the 1980s—is not a new one. Continue reading “3D Printing Better Drugs for Better Results”
3D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. These study results were presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading “3D printing offers innovative method for delivering medication”
Agi Haines, a Royal College of Art graduate looks at the possibilities during her presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014 Continue reading “Weird possibilities of bioprinting body parts to benefit the human race (VIDEO)”
Think of this machine as a mash-up of Lego and 3D printing that assembles molecules needed to make drugs. This revolutionary chemistry kit is the brainchild of Martin Burke at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his team. Continue reading “3D Printer Snaps Together ‘Lego’ To Help Make Drugs”
Scientists Improve On Mother Nature’s Drugs, Atom by Atom Continue reading “You want a drug Revolution? (VIDEO)”