Beyond bioprinting: on the eve of major changes in biotechnology and modern medicine

Pawel Slusarczyk

by Pawel Slusarczyk, President of the Board, CD3D Sp. z o.o.

  1. Introduction: short history of CD3D and The Open Bioprinting Cluster
  2. The historical approach: the development of the 3D printing industry and perspectives for the development of the bioprinting market
  3. Three pillars of technology development: the meaning of hardware, materials and software for creation of new kind of medical applications

Program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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Simulation of Additive Manufacturing for medical applications – Current capabilities, benefits and open challenges

Patrick Mehmert

by Patrick Mehmert, Product Manager Additive Manufacturing, Simufact Engineering GmbH

Simulation of additive manufacturing processes gets more and more powerful and widespread in industrial applications. Also for medical applications the simulation of the production before the real print offers valuable benefits. Manufacturing problems can be identified in advance and countermeasures developed before a print fails. For geometrical critical applications the distortion prediction and compensation is very helpful.

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3D Bioprinting: use of Polycaprolactone in clinical and research biomedical applications

Andrea Del Fattore

duo presentation by

Andrea Del Fattore, Head of the Bone Physiopathology Group, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

& Luca Borro, 3D Specialist, 3D Biomedica Advanced Modeling and Printing Technician, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Bioprinting is a technology that could revolutionize the biomedical field. It has already been used to engineer constructs that mimic aspects of the anatomical and structural complexity, allowing the production of perfectly functional and “biologically active” patient-specific parts.

One of the most important challenges of bioprinting is the identification of biomaterials that have adequate biocompatibility and biodegradability features to be used in clinical use in humans.

In this session we will describe some applications of 3D Bioprinting of Polycaprolactone in clinical applications and in research contexts.

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Bioactive Polymer Compound and Cold Atmospheric Plasma in Advanced Manufacturing of hybrid materials. The experience of H2020 Project FAST

Marco Scatto

by Marco Scatto, Polymer Scientist- Technology Transfer Expert, Nadir srl, Italy

The project activities aims to integrate mechanical, bio-active, chemical surface properties in the single AM process.

This integration will be obtained by the hybridisation of the 3D polymer printing with melt compounding of nanocomposites with bio-functionalised fillers directly in the printing head and atmospheric plasma technologies during the printing process itself.

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Simufact Engineering will exhibit at 3D Medical Conference

Simufact

Simufact Engineering is Gold Partner of the 3D Medical Expo during 3D Medical Conference 2019

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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Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

Alessandro Ricci

Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

We’ll present a full digital path realized to treat a massive, retrocoastal tumour after a previous chemotherapy. The case was initially classified as non-treatable. EDIFIC provided a digital and 3D printing solution that the surgeon used. The treatment was fully successful. Continue reading “Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific”

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe

Jaco Saurwalt

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe, at 3D Medical Conference 2019.

Additive manufacturing technologies have expanded the possibilities of ceramic processing. In parallel, their introduction to the market has enabled the discovery of new applications for ceramics.

Among all additive technologies, stereolithography-based (SLA) techniques have the most potential because of their high precision and because the final properties of the printed parts are comparable to traditional advanced ceramics. Continue reading “Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe”

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna

Ewald Unger

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In the last few decades Additive Manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been rapidly adopted as a cutting-edge technology gaining more importance in medical applications. Novel ideas for medical treatments using AM has reached maturity in this new field of research, with an increasing number of publications and the establishment of educational programmes in Universities across the globe. The uniqueness of AM in producing customized models with high accuracy allows planning and training of critical operations and traching of advanced medical strategies for a better patient support. Continue reading “M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna”

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice

Sandro Montecchiani

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice, at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D dental imaging and 3D printing have changed dentists’ job: now we can plan virtually the prosthesis, the implants positioning, we can project guides and models, and finally 3D print such devices, everything starting from a CBCT exam and an intraoral optical scan.

This is a fantastic procedure in particular for implants surgery, because we can be extremely precise and easily avoid any damage to anatomical structures to be respected. For complex cases, where we need to plan a full arch restauration, we could need to perform a bone surface levelling, but doing this by freehand sometimes can’t be as precise as we might need. Continue reading “Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice”

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg

Prasad Shastri

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Success begets success. This adage is highly relevant for the field of 3D bioprinting today. While the 3D bioprinting as a field has seen explosive growth in the past 5 years, with impressive developments in hardware, the absence of notable translational successes is a clear area of concern. Just as the development of affordable inks drove the adoption of color printers in every household, bioinks are expected to be the lynchpin of 3D bioprinting.

Currently, the bioink segment is largely dominated by methacrylated gelatin (GelMa), alginate and combinations thereof. While these biomaterials are adequate for bioprinting in the laboratory, their translational potential is limited. Continue reading “BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg”