Innovation in medicine with 3D printing – where we are and where we are heading to
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Between January 26 and February 4, 2021, a series of four conferences under the umbrella of 3D Medical Printing Series will take place [online only, because of the pandemic], each of these conferences tackling disruptive innovation areas in medicine: 3D Bioprinting, 3D Dental Printing, 3D Medtech Printing and 3D printing of pharmaceuticals.
- The 3D Bioprinting Conference, on January 26, focuses on 3D bioprinting, the most disruptive application of 3D printing in the medical world, and latest developments and applications in the field. It features speakers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, KU Leuven, Ghent University, RegenHu, FluidForm, ThinkMade, MERLN Maastricht University and 3DTech. The conference is addressed to health care innovators, from tissue engineers to biomedical researchers and from hardware manufacturers to bio medical material suppliers.
- On January 28, the 3D Dental Printing Conference takes place. The conference tackles 3D dental printing technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications. “The phrase for 2021 in Dentistry is becoming “immediacy”. Learn how Doctors and Lab’s are offering a variety of Dental applications quicker and in some cases same day/same visit for the patient.” says Christian Rose, Director of Dental Channels at EnvisionTEC and one of the speakers at the conference.
- The 3D Medtech Printing Conference on February 2 addresses applications of 3D printing in Health Care: medical implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments, medical devices and hearing aids. Speaker Guido Groet, Chief Strategy Officer at Luxexcel will present a remarkable business case related to 3D printing of prescription glasses. He says “We will all be wearing smart glasses in 10 years. Similar to the way most people use prescription vision correction and smart phones today.” Alessandro Ricci from 3DIFIC will present how 3D printing and 3D medical imaging can be used for liver cancer diagnosis and treatment, while Pieter Slagmolen, Innovation Manager at Materialise will discuss the broader application of machine learning and 3D analysis in personalized medical devices.
- On February 4, the 3D Pharmaceutical Printing Conference will bring into the spotlight innovations in pharmaceutical formulations and how 3D printing can be used to improve dosage, to create personalized tablets. Jae Yoo, CTO of Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the first company that received the FDA approval for 3D printing medicines, will be a speaker at the conference. He will share the insights gained from commercializing the first 3D printed pharmaceutical product, Spritam. Furthermore, Carlo De Giorgi, CEO of Ulia Pharma will talk about polar printers, while Korinde van den Heuvel from DFE Pharma will speak about 3D powder bed printing with lactose.
These conferences are made possible with the support of REGENHU, Medviso, Aprecia and 3DIFIC.
For a complete overview of the speakers and presentation titles, we invite you to take a look at the conference websites.
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