EU-funded project GIOTTO: The next challenge for smarT nanobiOmaterials and 3D technologies to treat osteoporotic fractures

lisa bregoli

by Lisa Bregoli, EU funding expert, Senior Project Manager, Warrant Hub S.p.A., European Funding Division

Osteoporosis is a systemic, degenerative disorder affecting more than 200 million people in the world. In osteoporotic individuals, the density and quality of bones are reduced; this reduction occurs progressively and often without symptoms. As a result, bones become weak and the risk of fracture from a fall or, in serious cases, from minor trauma dramatically increases. These so-called fragility fractures decrease the quality and lifespan of affected patients. With progressive rise in life expectancy, osteoporosis is becoming a socio-economic challenge.

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Individualized bone replacement parts by hybrid ceramic manufacturing

tassilo moritz

by Tassilo Moritz, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Recently, the innovative Freeze Foaming technique has been developed by Fraunhofer IKTS which allows producing an open cellular structure with a bimodal pore size distribution.

In in-vitro tests foams made of tricalciumphosphate and hydroxyapatite have been investigated with mice stem cells showing that the cells proliferate and start to differentiate and to form collagene structures. Now this method was combined with Vat Photo Polymerization (VPP) as an Additive Manufacturing technology for ceramic materials.

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Nanofiber technologies for improving the biological compatibility of metal implants

marek pokorny

by Marek Pokorny, Contipro a.s.

In the current project we deal with surface modification of implants for large joints, which are prepared by traditional and additive technologies. Czech private company Prospon s.r.o., material scientists from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and we from private company Contipro a.s. as specialists in surface treatment of 3D surfaces with the help of an electrostatic field are involved in the project.

In my presentation I would like to draw attention to the importance of surface treatment of 3D implants intended for pharmacy. A surface layer of a metal implant affects its acceptance by the human body. The surface treatment enhances metal implant properties e.g. its biocompatibility, enhance a cell adhesion and proliferation, reduce inflammatory responses, and facilitate integration between the implant and surrounding tissues.

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Voxel Printing for Surgery

Nicholas Jacobson

by Nicholas Jacobson, MIX Design

Voxel printing is the ability to vary material point by point across a 3d printed model. This allows us to better model changes in tissue and structure in fine detail. I will be showing our latest work using voxel printed model in the OR for Neurology, Hapatobiliary transplantation, and Cardiology. Finally I’ll be covering some of our latest custom tools for modeling and 3d printing.

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3D Printing with High Perfomance Polymers for Implants and other Medical Products

stefan leonhardt

by Stefan Leonhardt, Kumovis

We at Kumovis developed a specialized 3d-printing system including clean-room technology. It is capable of processing high performance polymers like PEEK, PEKK, Ultem or PPSU. Furthermore, a special focus is set on degradable polymers.

At the conference we will present our technology and show results regarding achievable clean-room class inside our 3d-printing system. Also first clinical use-cases like using our technology for the lower jaw reconstruction will be presented.

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Disruptive Multi Material 3D Technology

Rene van der Meer

by Rene van der Meer, Lake3D

The start-up Lake3D wants to develop the first 3D Dental printer based on Multi Material 3D inkjet. It uses printheads suited for high temperatures and high viscous materials that make it possible to jet class II medically certified materials that are already being used in traditional 3D (SLA) printers. Combining different materials makes it possible to print objects with the right colour, transparency and mechanical characteristics. This might bring a revolution in 3D printing as colour did in television.

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I&L Biosystems will exhibit at 3D Medical Expo

I&L Biosystems

I&L Biosystems is Bronze Partner of the 3D Medical Expo during 3D Medical Conference 2020

About I&L Biosystems 
I&L biosystems is a leading, experienced and respected supplier of high quality laboratory equipment with excellent customer contacts and relationships within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences, academic, and food markets. Continue reading “I&L Biosystems will exhibit at 3D Medical Expo”

Simufact Engineering will exhibit at 3D Medical Conference

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Simufact Engineering is Gold Partner of the 3D Medical Expo during 3D Medical Conference 2020

About Simufact Engineering

Simufact Engineering – an MSC Software company – is a global operating software company providing process simulation products and services to manufacturing industries.

Today, after nearly 25 years of developing and supporting simulation solutions for the design and optimization of manufacturing techniques in metal processing, the Hamburg (Germany) headquartered company has established as one of the leaders in this business area.

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