Case Study: How Professor Van Mieghem Makes Calculated Decisions for TMVR Using 3D Planning

Liesanne Janssens
December 03, 2020

When it comes to TMVR procedures, the wrong size implant can lead to severe complications or even prove fatal for the patient. 3D planning helps mitigate the risk by providing clarity and accurate measurements, which allows clinicians to perform confidently.

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How to Start and Scale up a Point-of-Care 3D Printing Lab

Elizabeth Boorman
October 14, 2020

Point-of-Care 3D Printing has many benefits, from quick turnaround time during pandemics to clinical quality to research and innovation. Discover what experts who have set up these in-house medical services have to say on how to start or scale up 3D planning and printing in hospitals. 

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Hospital De Sabadell’s 3D Lab Is Transforming Surgical Care for Optimal Outcomes

Simon Vanooteghem
July 22, 2020

Hospital de Sabadell in Spain initially brought in Point-of-Care 3D Printing to focus on harnessing the benefits of 3D planning and printing for orthopaedics. However, soon they expanded to span almost all departments – already generating clear benefits in terms of surgical and operational efficiency. 

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3D-Printed Medical Manikins Become Effective Training Aids for COVID-19 Swab Collection

Susan Ong, Catherine Chia
July 16, 2020

In Singapore, 3D printing has proven to be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic, with its ability to move directly from design to on-demand production for essential medical supplies like ventilators, face shield frames, and other medical devices. One of the perfect examples is the case of 3D- printed medical manikins developed by Creatz3D & AuMed, which has become effective training aids for respiratory swab collection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seattle Children’s Reverse Engineers COVID-19 Resource Crisis with Stratasys and Materialise Collaboration

Todd Pietila
May 11, 2020

Seattle Children’s 3D prints essential equipment for COVID-19 crisis through collaboration with Statasys and Materialise.

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Passive NIP: “The Genius Is in Its Simplicity” – UZ Leuven

Caroline Collard
April 29, 2020

As patients are facing severe respiratory issues, UZ Leuven has taken a role in leading a clinical trial on a new, easy-to-use solution that bridges the gap between a simple oxygen mask and intubation. After recently treating their first patient, they confirm: the mask is simple and valuable to patients. 

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3D-Printed Non-Invasive PEEP Masks Aim to Alleviate Ventilator Shortage

Brigitte de Vet
April 06, 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rapidly spread, hospitals around the word are in dire need of mechanical ventilators, which are currently critically under supplied. We developed a solution to deliver oxygen and create high positive pressure without the use of a ventilator by designing a 3D-printed connector that holds together standard medical equipment. It is called the Materialise Passive NIP, with NIP standing for non-invasive PEEP, and is currently being fast tracked through the regulatory process to make it available as soon as possible during this crisis.

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Fast and Reliable: MedTech Solutions amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brigitte de Vet
April 01, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the world has looked to 3D printing to provide fast and reliable solutions. However, 3D printing can support communities with much more than just these quick fixes, it also has the ability to develop solutions that can have a hand in improving healthcare for years to come.

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State of the Healthcare Market 2020: Point-of-Care 3D Printing Trends

Todd Pietila
March 30, 2020

The adoption of 3D printing by hospitals and clinics continues to grow at a rapid pace with 2019 being no exception. As the technology becomes more accessible and the benefits to physicians and patients is further appreciated, more hospitals are choosing to invest resources in 3D printing infrastructure as an enabler of personalized healthcare. 

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How 3D Printing at the Point-of-Care Can Support in Fighting COVID-19

Todd Pietila
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has placed a significant burden on healthcare systems around the globe that are straining to handle the volumes of ill patients requiring life-saving treatment. The shift in clinical priorities in response to the pandemic provides the opportunity for 3D-printing resources at the Point-of-Care, including software, equipment, and skilled personnel, to be used in other ways. 

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