The transformative power of co-creation observed through the lens of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Kristel Van den Bergh, Materialise

Kristel Van den Bergh

The transformative power of co-creation observed through the lens of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Kristel Van den Bergh, Materialise, at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, February 01, 2017, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Additive manufacturing presents many exciting opportunities for the Medtech and wearables space, from rapid prototyping to final certified production. However, this raises questions with regards to product development:

  • How can we make the most of 3DP opportunities to create the greatest value?
  • How to ensure companies build innovations that are relevant for its customers and welcomed by the stakeholders in the ecosystem?
  • How do these innovations transform the way professionals interact with their customers?
  • How will supply chains for digitally manufactured applications change?

Through practical case studies from the medical and wearables industries, we will demonstrate the value of open innovation thinking where meaningful applications emerge through a guided co-collaborative process. Continue reading “The transformative power of co-creation observed through the lens of Additive Manufacturing – Presented by Kristel Van den Bergh, Materialise”

“WATIFY – an EU initiative inspiring and helping traditional businesses in their technological transformation” – Presented by Stef Meijers, Brainport Development

WATIFY – an EU initiative inspiring and helping traditional businesses in their technological transformation – Presented by Stef Meijers, Brainport Development at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

To stimulate the uptake of advanced technologies – such as 3D-printing – the European Commission recently launched the WATIFY campaign. The biggest opportunity for Europe lies in the technological transformation of existing industries and enterprises. Continue reading ““WATIFY – an EU initiative inspiring and helping traditional businesses in their technological transformation” – Presented by Stef Meijers, Brainport Development”

Three-dimensional printing in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology: a single-centre experience – Presented by Ralf Sodian, Heart Centre Lahr / Baden

Ralf Sodian

Three-dimensional printing in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology: a single-centre experience – Presented by Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Sodian, Heart Centre Lahr / Baden, Department of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Three-dimensional printing, a widely used technique to build life-like replicas of anatomical structures that has proven value in different medical disciplines, might overcome these shortcomings. This stimulated us to present our single-centre experience with 3D printingmodels in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. Continue reading “Three-dimensional printing in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology: a single-centre experience – Presented by Ralf Sodian, Heart Centre Lahr / Baden”

Additive Manufacturing of functionally graded scaffolds for bone tissue engineering – Presented by Ravi Sinha, MERLN Institute, Maastricht University

Ravi Sinha

Additive Manufacturing of functionally graded scaffolds for bone tissue engineering – Presented by Ravi Sinha, MERLN Institute, Maastricht University at the 3D Bioprinting Conference which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

“The classical tissue engineering approach has been to put cells within structural supports (scaffolds) which would resorb or remodel and integrate as the cells grow and form the tissue. Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled this field immensely, due to the ability of these techniques to produce incredibly complex structures at several size scales, thus trying to mimic complex tissue structures and obtaining functional tissue as a result. Nature, however, does not just use structures, but also gradients in structures as well as mechanical and chemical properties. Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing of functionally graded scaffolds for bone tissue engineering – Presented by Ravi Sinha, MERLN Institute, Maastricht University”

Towards printing personalized orthopaedic implants, the Prosperos project – Presented by Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre

Towards printing personalized orthopaedic implants, the Prosperos project – Presented by Dr Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department Orthopaedic Surgery at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Prosperos (Printing Personalized Orthopedic Implants) is a research project between 12 partners led by Maastricht UMC + in the area of ​​smart, 3-D printed implants for repair of large bone defects. The research has been focused on the development of mechanical and biologically active implants that can be adapted to the personalized needs of each individual patient. Design, geometry and mechanical behavior can all be used to influence growth and attachment of bone cells on the implant surfaces. If successful, this will result in faster implant integration, faster rehabilitation and a reduction of re-operations incidence. Continue reading “Towards printing personalized orthopaedic implants, the Prosperos project – Presented by Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre”

3D Bioprinting: Ethical Aspects and the Big Picture – Presented by Anna Pacholczyk, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol

Anna Pacholczyk

3D Bioprinting: Ethical Aspects and the Big Picture – Presented by Anna Pacholczyk, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol at the 3D Bioprinting Conference which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Advances in 3D bioprinting raise ethical, social, legal and regulatory issues. This presentation outlines the contribution of ethical enquiry to considering those issues, gives a snapshot of approaches to ethical assessment and applies an ethical framework (NEST-Ethics) to guide examination of some issues raised by the development in bioprinting science and technology. Continue reading “3D Bioprinting: Ethical Aspects and the Big Picture – Presented by Anna Pacholczyk, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol”

Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham

Adam Celiz

Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Dr. Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham at the 3D Dental Printing Conference, which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Current dental treatments rely on materials that do not interface well with biological tissues. We have developed therapeutic biomaterials for dental treatments by supporting native stem cells for tissue regeneration. This approach could significantly impact the practice of dentistry and establish a new paradigm for dental treatments. Continue reading “Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry – Presented by Adam Celiz, University of Nottingham”

Comparative study on the accuracy of four digital methods by linear and volumetric analysis of dental material impressions – Presented by Stefano Pagano, University of Perugia

Comparative study on the accuracy of four digital methods by linear and volumetric analysis of dental material impressions – Presented by Stefano Pagano, University of Perugia, at the 3D Dental Printing Conference, which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands. Continue reading “Comparative study on the accuracy of four digital methods by linear and volumetric analysis of dental material impressions – Presented by Stefano Pagano, University of Perugia”

Is Herston Biofabrication Institute creating the hospital of the future?

Herston Biofabrication Institute

Is Herston Biofabrication Institute creating the hospital of the future? Advances in biofabrication research led by the Herston Biofabrication Institute will transform the way we provide health care by producing innovative personalized and automated treatments.

The Herston Biofabrication Institute is a partnership between Metro North Hospital and Health Service, and QUT.

Launching in 2017, the Herston Biofabrication Institute will advance knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, modelling and printing of bone, cartilage and other human tissue to repair tissue that is lost or damaged. Continue reading “Is Herston Biofabrication Institute creating the hospital of the future?”

Legal Issues around 3D Printed Drugs – Presented by An Vijverman, Dewallens & Partners

Legal Issues around 3D Printed Drugs – Presented by An Vijverman, Dewallens & Partners Law Firm at The 3D Medicine & Pharmaceutical Printing Conference which will take place on  Feb 01, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

In this presentation it will be analyzed whether and how 3D printed Drugs could fit within the actual legal framework concerning medicinal products: can the 3D printed drug qualify as an industrially prepared medicinal product; or as a magistral or officinal formula; or as an ATMP; or as a bona fida unsolicited order; Continue reading “Legal Issues around 3D Printed Drugs – Presented by An Vijverman, Dewallens & Partners”