“3D Printing of Medical Devices: Legal and Regulatory Issues”, Presented by Erik Vollebregt, Axon Lawyers

3D printing of medical devices is currently not explicitly addressed by medical devices regulation and will not be addressed specifically in impending new medical devices regulation either. This presentation will discuss the legal and regulatory requirements for 3D printing of medical devices under current and future law.

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Rapid-prototyping of the aorta – 3D-printing of individual vessel structure for endovascular 3D-navigation–Presented by Markus Kleemann, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck

Markus Kleemann

Rapid-prototyping of the aorta – 3D-printing of individual vessel structure for endovascular 3D-navigation–Presented by Prof. Dr. med. Markus Kleemann, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck at the 3D Med tech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands. Continue reading “Rapid-prototyping of the aorta – 3D-printing of individual vessel structure for endovascular 3D-navigation–Presented by Markus Kleemann, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck”

Researchers 3D Print Biomimetic Liver Tissue for Drug Screening

A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver’s sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. The work was published the week of Feb. 8 in the online early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers said the advance could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs. Continue reading “Researchers 3D Print Biomimetic Liver Tissue for Drug Screening”

“The challenges of medical 3D printing”, Presented by Maureen van Eijnatten, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Rapidly evolving 3D imaging, robotics, and material technologies are currently causing a paradigm shift in medicine towards personalized medicine. This lecture will give illustrate some of the current applications of 3D printing in the 3D InnovationLab of the VUmc. Furthermore, an overview will be provided of the research topics and the challenges that we face in the field of medical 3D printing. Continue reading ““The challenges of medical 3D printing”, Presented by Maureen van Eijnatten, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam”

3D-Printed Model of Cerebral Blood Vessels Helps Surgeons Plan Life-Saving Operation

A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman’s brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

The surgeons needed to operate to correct a weakness, or aneurysm, in a blood vessel inside the patient’s head.

Scans of the aneurysm revealed that the usual approach surgeons would take to fix it would not have worked. Continue reading “3D-Printed Model of Cerebral Blood Vessels Helps Surgeons Plan Life-Saving Operation”

Fortuitous Match: Research and Additive Manufacturing

An adolescent girl has now joined a special group of three baby boys and one baby girl who’ve received 3D-printed tracheal splints to treat a congenital breathing condition called tracheobronchomalasia (TBM).  All five continue to thrive thanks to the surgical procedures that helped their collapsed airways function normally and saved their lives. Continue reading “Fortuitous Match: Research and Additive Manufacturing”

3D Printing Models of Patients’ Organs – Novel Technology Invites New Era of Patient Care

Following a bilateral lung transplant, a patient at Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute developed an unusual bronchomalacia. He struggled with recurring pneumonia and had trouble clearing secretions.

An airway stent became necessary, but standard devices would not suffice. A stent of the proper length and diameter – designed with a tapered end, to match the patient’s anatomy – did not exist. Continue reading “3D Printing Models of Patients’ Organs – Novel Technology Invites New Era of Patient Care”

Saskatoon neurosurgeon 3D prints replica of patient’s brain

A Saskatoon neurosurgeon has managed to print a 3D replica of a patient’s brain.

Dr. Ivar Mendez, head of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan, worked with a team of engineers to produce the model. It’s an exact replica of a specific patient’s brain, and he says it will let him practice surgeries.

‘I feel that in the next 20, maybe 25 years, we will be able to print biological materials. We may be able to print organs.’ – Dr. Ivar Mendez Continue reading “Saskatoon neurosurgeon 3D prints replica of patient’s brain”