“Medical applications for 3D printing”, Presented by Bart Beulen, IDEE, Maastricht University Medical Centre

IDEE supports the researchers and clinicians of the MUMC+ by prototyping innovative technology. In these developments, 3D printing technology plays an increasing important role. An excellent example is the development of patient-specific implants based on a CT scan of the patient: the first 3D printed titanium skull implant was ground-breaking. Recently, a model of a patient specific mitral valve was realized out of tissue mimicking silicone by cleverly combining mold design and 3D-printing, thereby enabling a genuine pre-operative training of mitral valve repair. By establishing an easy-accessible 3D printing facility on-site, IDEE aims to pave the way for the development of novel medical applications of 3D printing. Continue reading ““Medical applications for 3D printing”, Presented by Bart Beulen, IDEE, Maastricht University Medical Centre”

Arno Hermans, Start-up 3D dental innovator, Will Speak about 3Dmouthguard

New technologies makes it possible to 3D print sports products. 3Dmouthguard provides tailor-made mouthguards for sports such as basketball, boxing, field hockey, rugby, etc. As a StartUp, 3Dmouthguard researches the print technology, the customer process and the partner involvement for this dental product. Continue reading “Arno Hermans, Start-up 3D dental innovator, Will Speak about 3Dmouthguard”

“Introduction of an open-source, multi-material bioprinting platform”, Presented by Sascha Schwarz, CANTER

Over the last year, a new bioprinter platform has been developed. The modular design enables the user to choose from different printheads, crosslinking methods and additional components, crucial for printing cell-laden hydrogels. This prototype is a stand-alone device, which can be operated independently of almost all lab infrastructure, because measurement and control systems for temperature, humidity and gas concentration, are already integrated. By means of this approach, we introduce an open-source bioprinting platform that can be rebuild, used and adapted at ease by other scientific groups for their purposes. Continue reading ““Introduction of an open-source, multi-material bioprinting platform”, Presented by Sascha Schwarz, CANTER”

Danny Cabrera, BioBots, Presents: “Standard Tools for Biology”

Biology is the most sophisticated manufacturing technology that we know of. If we could control life, we could cure disease, eliminate the organ waiting list, revert climate change and push life to other planets. However, our ability to engineer living systems has been restricted by the lack of standard tools that exist for manipulating biology. BioBots has addressed this need by creating a standard suite of digital biofabrication tools. Together with our partners and clients, we are blending biology with robotics and reimagining the modern laboratory, pushing the human race forward. Continue reading “Danny Cabrera, BioBots, Presents: “Standard Tools for Biology””

“Additive Manufacturing: The Next Step in Making CT Components”, Presented by Peter Hoogerhuis, Philips Healthcare

Owning a 3D printer is only the beginning of the process – what is most important is the process knowledge. Next to this, what else do we need for ramping-up to larger volumes? The answer to this question is not as obvious as you would expect. Complexity of processes, varying cycle times and traceability makes lean manufacturing within the 3D printing process industry environment a true challenge. The journey from a prototype phase to large volume production brings lots of learning opportunities and experiences to share. By remaining focused on innovative product and process development, we are determined to develop this novel technology further and to redefine the future of design. Continue reading ““Additive Manufacturing: The Next Step in Making CT Components”, Presented by Peter Hoogerhuis, Philips Healthcare”

“The challenges of medical 3D printing”, Presented by Maureen van Eijnatten, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Rapidly evolving 3D imaging, robotics, and material technologies are currently causing a paradigm shift in medicine towards personalized medicine. This lecture will give illustrate some of the current applications of 3D printing in the 3D InnovationLab of the VUmc. Furthermore, an overview will be provided of the research topics and the challenges that we face in the field of medical 3D printing. Continue reading ““The challenges of medical 3D printing”, Presented by Maureen van Eijnatten, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam”

3D printing a functional polypill: a practical manufacturing method?”, Presented by Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham

3D printing a functional polypill: a practical manufacturing method?”, Presented by Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham. The processes used to produce tablets, the dominant form of medicine taken by patients, have changed relatively little for over a century. Whilst these approaches serve the industry and patients very well they remain limited and cannot create complex dosage forms or bespoke medications tailored for an individual or sub-population. This would be valuable in meeting therapeutic challenges and the need for personalized medicines. 3D printing, offers a route to address these issues. As an example I will show amongst other examples, a 3DP 5-drug polypill. The potential and challenges for using 3DP in the manufacture of medicines will be discussed. Continue reading “3D printing a functional polypill: a practical manufacturing method?”, Presented by Clive Roberts, University of Nottingham”

“3D Bioprinting and its legal challenges”, Presented by Mathias Klümper, Lützeler Klümper Rechtsanwälte

This session will provide a practical overview of the legal challenges that go along with 3D bioprinting. There are many pitfalls in 3D printing biotechnological products, e.g. the question who is the legal manufacturer, the nature of the product and the required approvals/authorizations. The presentation will address this issue as well as pros and cons of each decision. Continue reading ““3D Bioprinting and its legal challenges”, Presented by Mathias Klümper, Lützeler Klümper Rechtsanwälte”

“Overview of the regulatory framework for 3D printed dental implants”, Presented by Alex Denoon, Denoon Legal

This presentation will provide a practical overview of the regulatory framework. By way of example, it can be challenging to identify who will be considered the legal Manufacturer of a dental implant. Is it the dentist, the dental lab, the company that actually prints the implant, or the designer of the printer? The presentation will address this issue as well as pros and cons of each decision.

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“3D Biofabrication of soft tissue : Material challenges” – Presented by Ahmed Aied, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham

Three dimensional bioprinting is being applied to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as a manufacturing tool to produce 3D tissues and organs suitable for transplantation. In the present study, we use micro-extrusion based 3D bioprinting of hydrogels embedded with genetically corrected keratinocytes from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) to create skin grafts. Continue reading ““3D Biofabrication of soft tissue : Material challenges” – Presented by Ahmed Aied, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham”