Fuwai Hospital in Beijing is China’s largest hospital devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Amongst other facilities, the hospital houses 962 beds, 19 OR’s, 11 cath labs and 2 hybrid-operation rooms. Besides, the institution is becoming the top 3D Printing center nationwide for complex cardiovascular applications. This year, Fuwai hospital will perform live cases for PICS-CSI Asia, the leading conference about congenital, structural and valvar interventions. In order to prepare for a complex Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) case, Dr. Yongjian Wu, Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Cardiology at Fuwai, relied on the expertise of Materialise and validated process.
As March begins, you’ll find the Materialise Medical team on their way to Florida for the biggest annual orthopaedic event in the world, which brings together surgeons, healthcare professionals, and researchers. It’s a fascinating glimpse into a world where innovation is constant and the improvement of lives is a daily mission.
Uniting clinicians, academics and device manufacturers from around the world What brings together leading medical device manufacturers, academics, and clinicians from around the world? The answer was clear in Tampa this past week at the Mimics Innovation Conference: a passion for creating a better and healthier world.
It’s a joyous week over at Phits™ Insoles! And if you’re excited by the prospect of accessible 3D-printed custom insoles, tailored to your own feet and gait, it’s a joyous week for you too. This guest post by Tom Peeters, Marketing Manager, tells you what you can look forward to from this pioneering company and their passion for customized 3D-printed insoles. In April 2014, RS Print was founded as the result of a quest for the ultimate custom orthotic. Less than two years later, as of January 2016, we’ve got an award-winning product! And it’s not some obscure award handed out by an obscure organization at a fair held in some shabby shed. None of that… our Phits™ insoles just won the ISPO Award and that feels really great. ISPO is one the largest sports business networks worldwide and their trade fairs are the biggest and most important sporting goods fairs in the industry. The recognition by their independent jury, choosing our orthotics out of many high-tech products, really merited celebrations at our facilities in Paal-Beringen, Belgium.
Over 45,000 attendees gathered in Chicago to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The conference brought together radiology professionals for education opportunities, networking, and provided a forum for collaboration on the latest innovations, including 3D Printing—which was even one of the top 5 trends of the whole conference.
Materialise goes to Las Vegas for a second time this year! Last January we went to the International CES to show off our complete ranges of 3D printing services and software. Now, just a few weeks ago, we went to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting to focus specifically on our clinical applications.
What can you do with the Mimics Innovation Suite? What are some of the ways that engineers, clinicians, surgeons, researchers, and others use this software around the world? On October 20th and 21st we asked these questions to our guests at the 2014 Mimics Innovation Conference.