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

Holger Jahr

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 biodegradation behavior to enable full regeneration and subsequent biological remodeling. Recent advances in additive manufacturing resulted in biomaterials satisfying the former two requirements, while simultaneously satisfying the latter requirement remains challenging. Continue reading “Comparing different direct metal printed resorbable medical implants – Presented by Holger Jahr, Univ. Hospital RWTH Aachen”

Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials

Fergal Coulter

Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Artificial heart valves are highly demanded medical devices, but suffer from inferior performance compared to their biological counterparts. To tackle the poor longevity and hemodynamic behavior of many synthetic valves, an additive manufacturing platform was developed that enables the fabrication of polymer heart valves that are customizable to the patient and feature unique biologically-inspired leaflet designs.

Exploiting the shaping freedom of additive manufacturing, the synthetic valves are customized using geometries tailored to fit the anatomy of the patient. The architecture of the leaflet is designed to mimic the fiber reinforcement found in a natural valve. Continue reading “Bioinspired Heart Valve Prosthesis and Cellular Scaffolds by Silicone 3D Printing – Presented by Fergal Coulter, ETH Zurich – Complex Materials”

A Precision Workflow for Clinical Bioprinting – Presented by Derek Mathers, Advanced Solutions Life Sciences

Derek Mathers

A Precision Workflow for Clinical Bioprinting – Presented by Derek Mathers, Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Current bioprocess manufacturing focuses on biologic replacement therapies and monoclonal antibodies. We are at the beginning of a new wave of therapies wherein the cell is the therapy.

We have seen large investments and regulatory approvals for T-cell therapies but if we only address immunotherapy, we will miss the most significant opportunity of today’s medical society: the opportunity to manufacture patient-specific replacement parts.

We present here the vision of a workflow to address the need to generate replacement structures, tissues, and eventually organs that are living, bespoke, autologous, and regulated. Continue reading “A Precision Workflow for Clinical Bioprinting – Presented by Derek Mathers, Advanced Solutions Life Sciences”

Core-shell printing of Alginate-CMC scaffolds for engineering of tubular tissues – Presented by Marko Milojevic, University of Maribor

Marko Milojevic

Core-shell printing of Alginate-CMC scaffolds for engineering of tubular tissues – Presented by Marko Milojevic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Vascularization is still a major challenge preventing the tissue engineering of thick tissues and many strategies are being explored for in vitro manufacturing of channel networks with appropriate form, perfusion volume, chemistry and mechanics.

Core-shell three dimensional (3D) printing allows direct fabrication of channel structures with a liquid core and a stable shell, which is cross-linked at the interface. Continue reading “Core-shell printing of Alginate-CMC scaffolds for engineering of tubular tissues – Presented by Marko Milojevic, University of Maribor”

3D medical printing: throw the dice! – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten

Ernst-Jan Louwers

3D medical printing: throw the dice! – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

New technologies like bioprinting and 3D printing of medical devices, braces etc. may lead to shifting positions and reponsibilities. Players like hospitals may turn into factories but do not realise their changed position.

Ernst-Jan Louwers will discuss the rules of the game in the highly regulated medical market, paradigm shifts and concerns in supply chain, warranties, liabilities and IP. Continue reading “3D medical printing: throw the dice! – Presented by Ernst-Jan Louwers, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten”

3D printing of dental applications on an industrial production level from a digital service provider point of view – Presented by Ludwig Schultheiss, INFINIDENT Solutions

Ludwig Schultheiss

3D printing of dental applications on an industrial production level from a digital service provider point of view – Presented by Ludwig Schultheiss, INFINIDENT Solutions, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

INFINIDENT Solutions is one of the pioneers in the field of additive manufacturing of dental prostheses. For more than ten years the use of additive technologies, such as laser sintering and stereolithography are part of its service portfolio.

The technologies used at INFINIDENT enable the daily production of individual restorations and model castings out of non-precious metals, as well as different types of dental models based on acrylate resins for dental technicians in Europe.

The presentation will provide an inside view into the world of digital industrial production of dental applications and discuss the benefits and challenges of 3D printing. Continue reading “3D printing of dental applications on an industrial production level from a digital service provider point of view – Presented by Ludwig Schultheiss, INFINIDENT Solutions”

Creation of oral dosage forms using powder bed printing – Presented by Kjeld van Bommel, TNO

Kjeld van Bommel

Creation of oral dosage forms using powder bed printing – Presented by Kjeld van Bommel, TNO, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

TNO has been active in the area of 3D printing for over 20 years. Although initially working with more traditional 3D printing materials over the past 8 years TNO has expanded to other materials and thus areas of application for 3D printing. Among these are the areas of food and pharma, which have similarities in the materials they employ, the product properties that are desired and the challenges this brings for 3D printing. In this presentation some of the latest results of the 3D pharma printing work carried out at TNO will be presented. Continue reading “Creation of oral dosage forms using powder bed printing – Presented by Kjeld van Bommel, TNO”

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente

Mark van Kooten

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Wouter Weijermars, Saxion University of Applied Science & Barry Kolenaar and Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Ruben Timmers, Saxion University of Applied Science & Barry Kolenaar and Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente”

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Barry Kolenaar, Medisch Spectrum Twente

Barry Kolenaar

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Wouter Weijermars, Saxion University of Applied Science & Barry Kolenaar and Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Clinical care is customization. The in industry proven possibilities of 3D (scan, visualisation and printing) technologies provide the possibilities for patient-specific medical planning and treatment. Continue reading “Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Barry Kolenaar, Medisch Spectrum Twente”

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Wouter Weijermars, Saxion University of Applied Science

Wouter Weijermars

Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Wouter Weijermars, Saxion University of Applied Science & Barry Kolenaar and Mark van Kooten, Medisch Spectrum Twente, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Clinical care is customization. The in industry proven possibilities of 3D (scan, visualisation and printing) technologies provide the possibilities for patient-specific medical planning and treatment.

3D technology in healthcare has a lot of potential, however successful implementation is still at a very early stage. After a number of initial cases, in collaboration with Saxion FabLab Enschede, Medisch Spectrum Twente acknowledges the added value of the application of 3D technologies, as witnessed by the establishment of a medical 3D lab inside the MST.

In this presentation the approach and experiences of implementing 3D technologies in clinical care will be presented in co-presentation with specialists of the MST. Continue reading “Value-Based Health Care by implementing 3D technologies in hospital practices – Presented by Wouter Weijermars, Saxion University of Applied Science”