Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Will Speak at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference

Dr Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Will Speak about “High resolution imaging to study implant material and host tissue interaction of 3-D printed medical devices” at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference.

With the emergence of 3-D printed implants in the field of orthopaedic surgery it is most important to assess safety and efficacy in clinical patients. Furthermore these imaging techniques enable early screening of patients at risk for treatment failure . In this presentation several imaging techniques for this purpose such as MRI, HRpQCT and 18F-Fluoride PET-CT will be discussed.

About Chris Arts

Dr Chris Arts is working in the field of biomaterials for use in bone defects, infection, joint arthroplasty and spinal deformation. Furthermore, he is active on research concerning implant biotechnology in patient related clinical research.

In 2008 Chris Arts was appointed lecturer and senior scientist at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Maastricht University Medical Centre. As the head of the Orthopaedic Trialbureau he is responsible for the setup, execution and analysis of all clinical patient studies. He also holds a position as lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology (Faculty of Biomedical Engineering).

May 2010, Dr. Arts was awarded a prestigious BMM (Dutch BioMedical Material consortium) Young Investigator Call grant (1.9M euro).

May 2012, Dr. Arts was awarded the Göran Bauer’s grant by the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation (NOF). Dr. Arts has co-authored about 30 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters
and he has several pending patent applications.

Find out more about Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department Orthopaedic Surgery

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