Showing results tagged with "Academic Research"

This Was the Mimics Innovation Conference 2016

Abbey Delaney
February 17, 2016

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.

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Disease Modeling: In-Vivo Aneurysm Analysis in 3D

Liesbeth Kemel
January 25, 2016

An interesting application of 3D Printing & visualization software is disease modeling. For example, the development of aortic aneurysms, life-threatening dilations of the aorta, is affected by a wide range of environmental and genetic factors. Therefore, aortic aneurysms are difficult to study clinically and experimentally. A team of researchers at the University of Rochester, New York, including Dr. Ankur Chandra, Associate Professor of surgery and biomedical engineering and a practicing vascular surgeon himself, took the challenge.

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Mimics Helps Investigate Middle Pleistocene Murder

Radhika Dhuru
September 29, 2015

How ancient is the act of murder? Thanks to a recently-discovered skull in Spain, we know it’s at least 430,000 years old. Materialise software Mimics Innovation Suite, used by researchers at the Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, is helping uncover one of the oldest crime mysteries in human history: what killed the young adult now known to us as specimen Cr-17?

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The Mimics Innovation Suite Is Helping Researchers Study Hagfish Slime!

Radhika Dhuru
September 21, 2015

Ever been fascinated by hagfish slime? No? You should be. This extraordinary goop can leave aquatic predators fumbling to detach themselves while the slippery hagfish makes a getaway, and also contains protein threads of remarkable strength comparable to that of spider silks. With those material properties, the substance could help develop a sustainable resource that could save our ecosystem: and our software program Mimics is helping researchers find out how the humble hagfish produces such a super-material on short notice.

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Meet the Newest Version of the Mimics Innovation Suite - the Software Behind Our Most Touching Stories!

Liesbeth Kemel
June 03, 2015

As we’ve already announced, this year Materialise is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In these past 25 years, the Mimics Innovation Suite (Materialise’s software solutions for biomedical engineering) has helped engineers, doctors, implant designers and many others realize endless meaningful innovations. We recently reported on some astounding cases, like the separation of conjoined twins and the printing of a complex congenital heart model for a four-year-old girl.

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What Do Ancient Shark Fossils Tell Us about Jaw Evolution?

Elizabeth Boorman
November 21, 2014

When you look at a shark’s jaw, there doesn't seem to be any obvious similarities to that of our own. However, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, who recently published their findings in the journal Nature, found that ancient sharks and other early cartilaginous and bony fish have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates – including humans – than modern sharks do.

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Materialise Makes Its Way into National Geographic

Vanessa Palsenbarg
November 18, 2014

National Geographic’s yellow portrait frame is one of the most iconic logos around. The yellow frame surrounds some of the most amazing images possible to capture with a camera, with high-quality, beautiful photos that reveal the world around us and beyond. For this reason, many of us have grown up surrounded by stacks of National Geographic magazines, either at home or at the houses of family and friends, for generations. This is not just a magazine, it is part of our collective experience and memory.

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How Do Woodpeckers Avoid Whiplash?

Sandrine Debecker
November 07, 2014

When someone is in a car accident, one of the major concerns is that the person has whiplash from the intense shock and vibrations from the impact. Scientists and engineers have been working on understanding this phenomenon so they can design structures and devices to protect the human body. When they turned to nature, they found that there are examples all around them of how animals have created their own anti-shock mechanisms, and were very impressed by none other than the woodpecker.

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Mimics® Innovation Conference: What’s New in Anatomical Research

Liesbeth Kemel
October 24, 2014

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.

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Mummies! Cheetahs! 3D Printing! Oh My!

Elizabeth Boorman
August 13, 2014

What do mummies and cheetahs have in common? Other than being typical Halloween costumes, both have been scanned and made into 3D-printed models at the Field Museum in Chicago using Materialise’s Mimics software.

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