duo presentation by
Simon Vanooteghem, 3D Printing in Healthcare – Business Development, Materialise
& Maaike Koenrades, Project Lead 3D Lab & Technical Physician, Medisch Spectrum Twente
Over the past 20 years, 3D Printing has emerged as a disruptive technology in the healthcare field — it’s been used to create custom devices and instruments, plan complex medical procedures, and to better train future medical professionals. As the accessibility to the technology increases, hospitals are beginning to adopt 3D printing programs within their own institutions, aiming to reduce lead times for 3D-printed models and to build knowledge internally.
But along with the tremendous potential of 3D Printing, there are also significant challenges to its widespread adoption. Where should hospitals start?
Maaike Koenrades has a degree in Technical Medicine and has worked as a researcher and doctoral student at the University of Twente (UT-Techmed Center) and Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) since 2015. On 1 November 2019 Koenrades reveived her PhD cum laude with her thesis On evaluating stent–artery interaction in abdominal aortic stent grafting. Her promotors were Professor R.H. Geelkerken (MST/UT) and Professor C.H. Slump (UT). On 4 November Koenrades began work at MST as a project leader in 3D technology innovation, to strengthen and expand the 3D Medical Lab at MST.
Materialise incorporates 30 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including health care, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest and most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.
About Medisch Spectrum Twente
A top-clinical training hospital in the Netherlands with locations in Enschede, Oldenzaal and Haaksbergen.
Simon & Maaike will speak in the Plenary Session: 3D printing in (Non) Academic Hospitals, sharing experiences, do’s and don’ts, how to start, multidisciplinary collaboration, legal issues.