SOFCOT, or the Congress of the French Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, is the biggest congress of its kind for the French-speaking world. Annually held in Paris, the trade show is the place to be for orthopaedic surgeons, giving them an opportunity to get up to date with the latest techniques, publications and technology.
During the Mimics Innovation Conference, Dr. Jan De Backer gave an illuminating presentation about diagnosing lung diseases with Functional Respiratory Imaging, or FRI. It’s is a proprietary technology that combines high-resolution CT scans with computer-based flow simulations.
Every year the experts in transcatheter heart valves therapies come together in London to share the latest developments in the field at the London Valves conference. This year’s edition showed more novelties and had more attendees than ever before. Our team was happy to meet all the stakeholders from industry and physicians that are using Materialise Mimics today in their research of new technologies and planning of novel cases. We look back at the highlights and the lessons learned.
Since 2005, Materialise has put the spotlight on researchers and their groundbreaking work. This is done every year through the Mimics Innovation Awards. The competition recognizes the industry’s most original and important achievements within Medical 3D printing. Learn more about the Mimics Innovation Awards 2015 winners.
Bangalore, one of the most technologically innovative cities in India, recently hosted a Flanders Investment and Trade mission. Our Materialise colleagues Peter Verschueren, Vick Renganathan and Arpan Saluja were there to represent the company, and they were joined by the event’s guest-of-honor, Belgian Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois.
May 19th and 20th marked the first definitive meeting between industry leaders to set a common standard for measuring clinical, economical and patient benefits of Medical 3D Printing. An initiative led by Materialise, in partnership with SME, the event on “Building Evidence for 3D Printing Applications in Medicine” was truly a success, and created the building blocks from which the entire 3D Printing industry will benefit.
Materialise recently organized a seminar in the beautiful city of Santiago de Chile to showcase the possibilities and innovation behind 3D Printing applications in medicine. Preparing this event was a great opportunity for me to gain a better understanding of the interest in medical 3D Printing in Latin America. The multiple applications of this technology in healthcare were presented in both seminars and training sessions, to a large crowd of attendees from multiple disciplines, including radiologists, cranio-maxillofacial surgeons, dental surgeons, researchers, professors and so on.
When you scroll through former posts on this Materialise Medical blog, there are countless examples of the added value of Medical 3D Printing and how the technology is changing the lives of patients everywhere. Those stories make the clinical benefits of 3D Printing clear, and show just how much of an impact this technology has been having on different medical fields. To make it widely available and gain acceptance from hospitals, doctors, users and policymakers, clinical evidence is crucial.
Once again, the Materialise Medical team headed out to Florida for the biggest annual orthopaedic event in the world. And we can safely say that a good time was had by all, as we got to attend a number of fascinating talks, meet the passionate and knowledgeable surgeons and researchers who attended the event, and of course inform and help the visitors at our booth!