Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018

Harry Kleijnen

Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Harry Kleijnen
Harry Kleijnen connects customer’s Process & Application development requirements to Additive Industries’ Research & Development team. He translates Additive Industries customer’s industrial additive manufacturing requirements ranging from new materials to new applications and processes into new functionality of the MetalFAB1 system and the integrated Additive World software platform. In his former position at Philips Healthcare he was since 2006 responsible for the development of the powder bed laser fusion process for 3D printing of pure Tungsten material. This was combined with setting-up a large volume manufacturing facility covering the full additive manufacturing workflow for industrial series production of Tungsten products in a medical regulated environment. Continue reading “Harry Kleijnen, Additive Industries, will speak at the 3D Medical Conference 2018”

Bringing meaningful 3D printing applications to hospitals – Presented by Pieter Slagmolen, Materialise

Pieter Slagmolen

Bringing meaningful 3D printing applications to hospitals – Presented by Pieter Slagmolen, Materialise at the 3D Medical Conference 2018,  which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D printing is becoming an increasingly important part of personalized medicine workflows through the delivery of tailored medical devices, for visualization of anatomy, as custom surgical tools or for patient-specific implants. An increasing number of hospitals are internalizing 3D printing as a service to complement clinical and research programs. With a proper alignment of clinical goals and applications with appropriate technology choices and processes, sustainable growth of a hospital-driven 3D printing program can be achieved. This talk will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges that are crucial in allowing clinicians and patients to maximally benefit from the meaningful applications that 3D printing can enable. Continue reading “Bringing meaningful 3D printing applications to hospitals – Presented by Pieter Slagmolen, Materialise”

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa

Giovanni Vozzi

Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa, at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

A biological tissue is a composite material with “bottom-up” hierarchical structure that is closely related to its heterogeneous function. The extracellular matrix modulates biochemical and biophysical signalling, and its rigidity is an important microenvironmental parameter that regulates the spatiotemporal dynamics of intercellular signalling. For this reason, many studies are focused on fabricating scaffolds processed at multiple scales with structural and mechanical properties that are optimal for eliciting specific response or mimic those found naturally. These scaffolds have to present large surface areas that have appropriate topology and biochemical cues (e.g, ligands) at the nanoscale for tissue adhesion, while also exhibiting integral porosity to allow for the exchange of molecules that maintain cellular function.

In this talk, the use of a multiscale and multimaterial process will be presented to develop 3D in vitro model that can mimic the 3D complexity of natural tissue. These novel 3D in vitro models can be used for the study of physio-pathological condition and for the analysis of effects on cell activities of different biomolecule and/or drugs. Continue reading “Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues – Presented by Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa”

2D & 3D printing technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing – Presented by Markus Dachtler, Gen-Plus

Markus Dachtler

2D & 3D printing technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing – Presented by Markus Dachtler, Gen-Plus at the 3D Medical Conference 2018,  which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Personalized medicine has gained growing interest over the last decade. Printed formulations can be individually and cost-effectively manufactured down to a batch size of one. Further advantages of printed dosage forms are e.g. combination of drugs and excipients which are not compatible with traditional manufacturing techniques enabling the production of polypills with tailor-made release characteristics. Drug printing can be also used for cost-effective dose-finding studies. The presentation gives an overview of 2D & 3D drug printing technologies and recent examples of drug printing in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

About Markus Dachtler
Dr. Markus Dachtler (MBA, PMP)  studied chemistry and is working for more than 12 years in pharmaceutical industry. In 2015 he acquired Gen-Plus in Munich. Gen-Plus is a high-tech R&D lab, developing hard-to-make formulations of solid/semi-solid dosage forms as well as patches (TTS) and thin films for many customers. This includes also e.g. high potent developments, narcotics, and abuse deterrent formulations from the idea phase until IMP production for clinical trials I/II under GMP. Novel technologies include 2D/3D drug printing and e-drug delivery systems. Dr. Dachtler gives regular lectures, has authored more than 20 publications in international journals and also holds patents. In his scientific career he got several innovation awards and the Richard R. Ernst Prize in 1998. Continue reading “2D & 3D printing technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing – Presented by Markus Dachtler, Gen-Plus”

Riley Reese from TNO, AMSystems, will speak at 3D Medical Conference 2018

riley reese

Riley Reese from TNO, AMSystems, will speak at 3D Medical Conference 2018,  which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Riley Reese
Riley works at AMSystems as an innovation program manager looking into new applications in the medical and pharmaceutical markets. He develops industrial, end-use 3D printing applications using a factory-of-the-future system, that includes 3D printing, inspection, finishing, and part removal.

About TNO, AMSystems
The AMSYSTEMS Center is a joint innovation center of TNO and the High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e HTSC) to accelerate (new ways of) additive manufacturing in diverse industries. Therefore the AMSYSTEMS Center focuses on:

  • The development of next generation multi-material/multi-technology AM equipment,
  • The integration of AM technologies towards mass-customization production chains, enabling the industry to step up to Next Generation Manufacturing.

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Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS

Bostjan Vihar

Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS at the 3D Medical Conference 2018 , which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

While increasing availability of 3D bioprinters has substantially improved the use of 3D biofabrication in tissue engineering, technical limitations still prevent successful fabrication of complex tissues and other applications. Custom-designed materials are being developed, which can be difficult to print with generic solutions (lack of polymerization control, clogging, etc.). A possible solution could be the codevelopment of technology with the materials. Using open-source philosophy and available sharing platforms, this allows collaborative design with rapid development of ‘future-proof’ solutions, which can be modified and adapted for specific applications, e.g. perfusable hydrogel scaffolds, integrated electrospinning, etc. Continue reading “Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions – Presented by Bostjan Vihar, IRNAS”

Markus Kleemann, UKSH, will speak at 3D Medical Conference 2018

Markus Kleemann

Markus Kleemann, UKSH, will speak at 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

About Markus Kleemann
Head of Division Vascular- and endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck. Continue reading “Markus Kleemann, UKSH, will speak at 3D Medical Conference 2018”