3D Printing and the Corona virus

In the age of the Coronavirus many individuals, professionals and companies are looking into solutions in the fight against the Corona Virus / Covid-19 virus.

JakajimaTV hosted some interviews / presentations with three professionals with different backgrounds about their fight against Corona.

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Presentation by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

Presentation by Frans de Beer

Presentation by Frits Hoff, please not the special LinkedIn Group ‘local production of medical solutions fighting Corona / COVID-19′

Bioprinting of renal models

carlos mota

by Carlos Mota, MERLN – Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) affect 10% of the world’s population. Temporary therapies such as dialysis and organ transplantation are deemed insufficient for ESRD patient treatment. Furthermore, due to donor organ shortage multiple patients die while waiting for a suitable organ. Alternative therapies are of outmost importance to circumvent these limitations, but suitable approached to investigate renal disease and regeneration are limited are still largely dependent on animal models. In vitro models with relevant physiologic mimicry and function are necessary for the development of alternative therapies and to unravel new treatment possibilities.

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Kety Sindze, 3D ADEPT Media, will moderate at 3D Medical Conference 2020

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Kety Sindze, Global Content & Communication Manager at 3D ADEPT Media, will moderate the 3D Dental Printing session at 3D Medical Conference 2020

About Kety Sindze

I have built up extensive experience in communication & marketing in agencies. However, at 3D ADEPT Media, I have been able grow exponentially and to find something more valuable: authentic values and a common mission: the one to support companies in building the world of tomorrow through innovations. If you are looking for a trade press that is committed to tracking and analyzing the good and the areas for improvement in all sectors related to additive manufacturing, then stay tuned to 3D ADEPT Media.

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Prosperos: Lessons learned for 3D printed implants

Raymond Bevers

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 this presentation we would like to share the (preliminary) results and the most important lessons learned.

program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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Formulating for 3D printing of pharmaceuticals

ricky wildman

by Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham

The industrial uptake of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing processes is growing rapidly but is being hampered by the lack of breadth of materials usable in such systems. Identifying, and then optimisating formulations for 3D printing is time consuming, and generally involves many tedious steps each of which require lengthy analysis.

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3D printing of thermo-responsive hydrogels

silvia farè

by Silvia Faré, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano – Dept Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering

Smart hydrogels reversibly change their properties when exposed to an external driven force as pH or temperature variation (1). Methylcellulose (MC) is a polysaccharide derived from cellulose and when dissolved in aqueous solvents it forms reverse thermo-responsive smart hydrogels that undergo a sol-gel transition when heated (2).

At the same time, another smart material is represented by gelatin that needs to be crosslinked for biomedical applications. Crosslinked gelatin bulk scaffolds, 3D printed structures and microspheres can be obtained by tuning its crosslinking kinetic, innovatively without the need of post-curing or external treatments to stabilize the crosslinked printed hydrogel structure (3).

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Orthodontics in the digital world: a 3D approach combining LMF and DLP technology

Emanuele Paoletto

by Emanuele Paoletto, Orthomodul Lab Manager

Is digital technology changing the orthodontic practice?

Nowadays many procedures such as clinical acquisition and data processing take place using digital procedures.

Additive technologies, such as DLP are widely used to build, starting from digital files, dental models in addition to orthodontic and prosthetic devices.

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Translational Challenges in 3D-Bioprinting

By Prasad Shastri, Professor of Biofunctional Macromolecular Chemistry & Bioss Professor of Cell Signalling Environments / Director, Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at University of Freiburg

3D-Bioprinting holds much promise in advancing medicine as tool to replicate cellular complexity of tissue environment ex vivo for drug screening and as a means of engineering well-defined functional tissue units for transplantation. In regards to the latter, 3D-bioprinting offers a critical link between principles of tissue engineering and patient-specific delivery of healthcare.

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