After demonstrating the extensive possibilities of 3D printing in the consumer space at CES 2105, industry leader 3D Systems is turning its attention to the medical sector by partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the 2015 Science in 3D Festival.
Championed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 3D Systems will feature prominently in exhibits and lectures exploring all aspects of 3D modelling, 3D printing, surgical simulation taking place on January 20-21, 2015, at the NIAID Fishers Lane Conference Centre in Rockville, Maryland.
“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 modelling, training and simulation to 3D printing of personalised medical instruments, implants and surgical guides.”
Last year the NIH launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, an open and interactive website for sharing biomedical 3D print files, modelling tutorials, and educational material.
Open resource for sharing biomedical 3D print files.
The two day meeting will feature presentations from 3D Systems healthcare executives including; “Reshaping Healthcare in the 21st Century” by Andy Christensen, 3D Systems’ Vice President, “Using the Body to Design for the Body” by Scott Summit, Senior Director and “A Dress Rehearsal for Surgery” presented by Ran Bronstein, Vice President, Chief Research and Operation Officer for Simbionix.
3D Systems will also showcase its growing portfolio of healthcare solutions that covers a diverse range of applications from custom fit hearing aids to personalised surgical procedures. The company’s broad range of pre-surgery tools include; 3D simulation, training, virtual surgical planning, guiding and delivery of 3D printed procedures with patient specific medical devices for complex surgeries.