Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

Alessandro Ricci

Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

We’ll present a full digital path realized to treat a massive, retrocoastal tumour after a previous chemotherapy. The case was initially classified as non-treatable. EDIFIC provided a digital and 3D printing solution that the surgeon used. The treatment was fully successful. Continue reading “Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific”

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe

Jaco Saurwalt

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe, at 3D Medical Conference 2019.

Additive manufacturing technologies have expanded the possibilities of ceramic processing. In parallel, their introduction to the market has enabled the discovery of new applications for ceramics.

Among all additive technologies, stereolithography-based (SLA) techniques have the most potential because of their high precision and because the final properties of the printed parts are comparable to traditional advanced ceramics. Continue reading “Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe”

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna

Ewald Unger

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In the last few decades Additive Manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been rapidly adopted as a cutting-edge technology gaining more importance in medical applications. Novel ideas for medical treatments using AM has reached maturity in this new field of research, with an increasing number of publications and the establishment of educational programmes in Universities across the globe. The uniqueness of AM in producing customized models with high accuracy allows planning and training of critical operations and traching of advanced medical strategies for a better patient support. Continue reading “M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna”

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

Sandro Montecchiani

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: now we can plan virtually the prosthesis, the implants positioning, we can project guides and models, and finally 3D print such devices, everything starting from a CBCT exam and an intraoral optical scan.

This is a fantastic procedure in particular for implants surgery, because we can be extremely precise and easily avoid any damage to anatomical structures to be respected. For complex cases, where we need to plan a full arch restauration, we could need to perform a bone surface levelling, but doing this by freehand sometimes can’t be as precise as we might need. Continue reading “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”

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg

Prasad Shastri

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Success begets success. This adage is highly relevant for the field of 3D bioprinting today. While the 3D bioprinting as a field has seen explosive growth in the past 5 years, with impressive developments in hardware, the absence of notable translational successes is a clear area of concern. Just as the development of affordable inks drove the adoption of color printers in every household, bioinks are expected to be the lynchpin of 3D bioprinting.

Currently, the bioink segment is largely dominated by methacrylated gelatin (GelMa), alginate and combinations thereof. While these biomaterials are adequate for bioprinting in the laboratory, their translational potential is limited. Continue reading “BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg”

Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing

Jasper van Dieten-Blom

Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

AM yields tremendous potential for medical devices; allowing the creation of patient specific models, devices and implants. In traditional manufacturing, assuring the material choice leads to a safe and effective device is straightforward.

When using AM, this is completely different. Or is it?

Join this presentation to learn what and what not to expect from a materials supplier when developing your 3D printed medical device. Continue reading “Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing”

Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University

carlos mota

Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Bioprinting technologies are a group of computer-driven systems used to manufacture three-dimensional (3D) tissue and organ-like constructs. These 3D structures are normally manufactured with bioinks where the combination of specific cells and biomaterials is tuned according to the aimed tissue or organ.

At the MERLN institute, we are using different bioprinting techniques, namely extrusion, droplet-on-demand and microfluidics to develop tissue implants and organ models. Some examples of the tissue implants already developed are constructs for long bone defects and cardiac patch. For the long bone implant, novel alginate-based bioinks have been developed and combined with human periosteum-derived cells. Continue reading “Bioprinting of tissues and organs – Presented by Carlos Mota, Maastricht University”

On Demand manufacturing of oral dosage forms: A focus on multi-material and FDM 3D printing – Presented by Mohamed Alhnan, King’s College London

Mohamed Alhnan

On Demand manufacturing of oral dosage forms: A focus on multi-material and FDM 3D printing – Presented by Mohamed Alhnan, King’s College London, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Personalised dosing is an upcoming and promising approach in drug therapy that ensures doses are tailored to an individual patient’s needs and preferences.

This can reduce the incidence of side effects and risk of overdose as pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic factors are able to be considered along with the age and weight of the patient. Over the years, individualising liquid oral dosage forms e.g. solutions and suspensions have been carried out by a variety of simple dosing aids e.g. calibrated spoons, droppers or syringes. Although these methods provided a low-cost solution, they were however associated with human errors during dosing. Continue reading “On Demand manufacturing of oral dosage forms: A focus on multi-material and FDM 3D printing – Presented by Mohamed Alhnan, King’s College London”

Microgel Technology to Advance Modular Tissue Engineering – Presented by Tom Kamperman, IamFluidics

Tom Kamperman

Microgel Technology to Advance Modular Tissue Engineering – Presented by Tom Kamperman, IamFluidics

Native tissues are characterized by a complex multiscale hierarchical design. Recapitulating such complexity using a modular tissue engineering approach requires the integration of micromanufacturing techniques.

Here, I present microfluidic platforms for the production of single- and multi-cell-laden hydrogel microparticles (i.e. microgels) that act as modular tissue engineering building blocks. Continue reading “Microgel Technology to Advance Modular Tissue Engineering – Presented by Tom Kamperman, IamFluidics”

GreyMapp – Augmented Reality app for training purposes – Presented by Guido de Jong, Radboudumc – Department of Neurosurgery

Guido de Jong

GreyMapp – Augmented Reality app for training purposes – Presented by Guido de Jong, Radboudumc – Department of Neurosurgery

Neuroanatomy is a complicated subject for students, scientists and physicians which could benefit from modern three dimensional (3D) applications. One of these applications is called GreyMapp, which provides a detailed overview of the 3D anatomy of the human brain by integrating non-augmented- and augmented reality (non-AR and AR respectively).

Using GreyMapp was found to lead to a proper understanding of 3D neuroanatomy without exerting a disproportional amount of cognitive load. The cognitive load theory assumes that the human cognitive system has a limited working memory which should not be exceeded. Generally, cognitive load is divided into three categories: intrinsic, extraneous and germane cognitive load and each subset is suggested to be affected by non-AR- and AR-features. Research showed that cross-sectional learning was negatively impacted by use of GreyMapp. Continue reading “GreyMapp – Augmented Reality app for training purposes – Presented by Guido de Jong, Radboudumc – Department of Neurosurgery”