3D Medical Conference goes online


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Jakajima will organise the 3D Medical Conference online spread over 2 weeks under the 3D Medical Printing Series name. Each conference will cover one specific 3D Printing Medical Topic:

3D Bioprinting is the utilization of 3D printing and 3D printing–like techniques to combine cells, growth factors, and biomaterials to fabricate biomedical parts that maximally imitate natural tissue characteristics (tissue engineering).

3D-Bioprinting holds much promise in advancing medicine as tool to replicate cellular complexity of tissue environment, ex vivo for drug screening and as a means of engineering well-defined functional tissue units for transplantation (scaffolds, which can be used to regenerate joints and ligaments).

3D printing is taking its place for dental, orthodontic, and maxillofacial applications. 3D Dental Printing is part of the overall Digital dentistry which refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using mechanical or electrical tools.

With 3D Printing, dental practices and dental prosthesis laboratories can disrupt their traditional workflow and completely dematerialise their work processes, which leads to increased efficiency, cost savings, faster production speeds and improved quality. Digitization has also allowed for better cataloguing and patient-specific care.

3D MedTech printing market can be categorized as medical implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments and hearing aids. The medical implant segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate among all applications in the coming years.

3D printing is making a name for itself in medicine manufacturing. While it’s hard to foresee the wholesale replacement of current tablet manufacturing processes, 3D printing is expected to find a place in certain niche medications and in personalised tablets.

For so-called orphan drugs, the inherent versatility of 3D printing is particularly appealing. Rather than the current situation of pharmaceutical companies needing to maintain expensive specialist infrastructure to manufacture medicines of which low numbers are sold, it is theoretically possible to print many different types of tablets by simply changing the powder used, or even by just changing the ‘ink cartridges’ in commercially available 3D printers.

The 3D Medical Printing Series is the ONLINE follow up of the 3D Medical Conference, which started in 2014.

If you want to watch interviews / presentations about the 3D medical printing conference series, go the the JakajimaTV page and select the right topic.

3D Printing of Self Healing Soft Robots – Jakajima interview with Professor Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VIDEO)

Bram Vanderborght

A JakajimaTV interview with Professor Bram Vanderborght. He is Professor in Robotics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, core lab manager of Flanders Make, and member of the Brussels Human Robotic research center. He is also coordinator of the European project SHERO on self-healing soft robots, and Editor in Chief of Robotics & Automation Magazine.

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Jakajima announces technology / business workshops to start with Internet of Things on May 23

technology / business

Jakajima, with a long history in technology / business conferences and an extensive global network, has developed several one day workshops in close collaboration with professional partners. Target group for these workshops is either the management team of SMEs or individual professionals working at SMEs.

The speed of technology change is so high that many SMEs (Small Medium Sized Enterprises) have difficulty to follow. These changes have huge impact on the products / services, business models, partnerships, organisational issues and more.

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Will the human body be 3D printed soon?!

Which effects does tissue engineering cause? Which markets are influenced by the growing 3D printing technologies? How much will the production of 3D bioprinted tissues and organs cost? And how quickly can those customized products be produced, once the need has been identified? Since 3D Bioprinting is in its first stage of development, many questions arise and are not even answered yet. Continue reading “Will the human body be 3D printed soon?!”