3D Systems, healthcare technology

3D Systems, healthcare technology

3D Systems is partnering with National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance medical innovations through 3D printing.

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January 19, 2015
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Rock Hill, South Carolina – 3D Systems officials announced the company’s role as a key partner in the 2015 Science in 3D Festival organized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The event will be held on Jan. 20-21, 2015, at the NIAID Fishers Lane Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. 3D Systems will feature prominently in exhibits and lectures over the two day meeting. The festival will explore all aspects of 3D modeling, 3D printing, surgical simulation and visualization technologies through experts from government, academia, and the private sector. The event will also be available via NIH VideoCast.

"As the leading American 3D printing company, 3DS is committed to working with the federal government to enhance the delivery of U.S. healthcare and drive innovation for novel therapies while reducing overall healthcare costs," said Kevin McAlea, executive vice president and chief operating officer, healthcare, 3DS. "This event offers an important opportunity for us to explore common R&D interests and capabilities across multiple technologies – from 3D medical modeling, training, and simulation to 3D printing of personalized medical instruments, implants and surgical guides."

In 2014, the NIH 3D Print Exchange was launched to provide an open and interactive website for sharing biomedical 3D print files, modeling tutorials, and educational material. The Science in 3D Festival builds upon this work to expand the use of 3D technology to advance research and medical innovation.

3DS' healthcare portfolio continues to grow significantly, both organically and through targeted acquisitions. From revolutionizing the hearing aid industry with custom-fit 3D printed ear shells and scalable, 3D manufacturing of millions of one-of-a-kind dental aligners to working with physicians on tens of thousands of personalized surgical procedures and facilitating virtual reality surgical simulation, 3DS continues to lead the way in enhancing healthcare worldwide.

3DS healthcare executives will be presenting several sessions throughout the two-day event as follows:

  • 3D Printing – Reshaping Healthcare in the 21st Century, Andy Christensen, Vice President, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices, 3DS – Jan. 20, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST
  • 3D Scanning and 3D Printing: Using the Body to Design for the Body, Scott Summit, Senior Director, Functional Design, 3DS – Jan. 20, 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. EST
  • A Dress Rehearsal for Surgery, Ran Bronstein, Vice President, Chief Research and Operation Officer for Simbionix Products, 3DS – Jan. 21, 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. EST

3DS will also showcase its extensive portfolio of healthcare solutions that extend from the training room to the operating room. 3DS' end-to-end platform includes 3D simulation, training, virtual surgical planning, guiding and delivery of 3D printed procedures with many different types of patient specific medical devices. Around the globe on a daily basis, surgeons use the company's Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) services and patient-specific anatomical models for guiding complex reconstructive surgeries involving the face, orthopedic areas like the hip and knee, and even organs such as the kidney and heart.

NIH VideoCast
This event will be available via online broadcast at the links below.

Source: 3D Systems