Exposanità 2016. Hub 3DPRINT health care meeting 3D printing, digital production and creativity of manufacturers and Open Source
Bologna, May 13, 2016 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), Western Europe, growing market of 3D printing: touch pass 7.2 billion by 2019 and to boost growth are applications field of medicine, which in 2019 represented about 33% of spending because of 3D printing to move the manufacture of the product. The future of medicine and health is increasingly in 3D.
To give voice to Italian manufacturing excellence dell’additive for employee Exposanità the health sector – the only event in Italy dedicated to health and care services (Bologna Fiere from 18 to 21 May 2016) – organized in their 3DPRINT stroke area a new dedicated area in which the technique of 3D printing with the world of medicine are linked, professionals who offer the opportunity to meet printer manufacturers, materials, 3D scanners and software development update and training in the use of these new technologies.To work with Nicola Bizzotto, a specialist in orthopedics and traumatology surgeon Negrar Verona coordinates of the Sacred Heart will be the engineer. Alberto Leardini,
Alberto Leardini, Head of the Scientific and Technical laboratory analysis of motion and functional prosthesis clinical evaluation Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, the construction of the protection and maintenance of primogeniture Bologna vertebra scientific world transplant hold printed in patients with bone tumors in 3D. Four measures to date, all successfully. six procedures in which the deposit segments formed from the patient’s X-ray images have developed 3D print and implanted in the number of children with osteosarcoma to which are added.
“Thanks to 3D printing, our surgical team was able to complete the transaction, which normally requires 6-8 hours in only 4 hours – said Alberto Leardini – The printed work in the form of the same part of the bone and was eliminated replace and do not require further changes. Furthermore, the fact that is made of titanium, to avoid the risk of infections, speed up the training. Basically, 3D printing post -opératoire is more the patient is suitable for the prosthesis and the time of surgery, but in reverse. undoubtedly means better treatment and hopefully a better quality of life for patients and ultimately reduce the cost of health care ”
A Exposanità, excellence Rizzoli Institute must speak an example to all professionals and opportunities, in particular the new frontiers of research already become bioprinting show great potential, and what you can do with 3D.
The prosthetic replacement, or combined synthetic and biological material able bone and cartilage biomaterials, I’m not a futurologist at Rizzoli. Thank you bioprinting platform for Rizzoli, acquired with the participation of the Ministry of Health and Emilia-Romagna can even print system structures from materials containing human cells.
“Although we are still in the testing phase, the results allow us to say in the near future, materials increasingly will soon be human implants may find similar to transferable human body and allow better integration into the patient – he said Leardini – 3D model of the prosthesis or implant on the needs and circumstances of the patient: to implement a process that allows your computer to obtain a measure of metal prosthesis, ankle replacement, while that the market today, there are only 3 or 5 device sizes. a great advantage for the surgeon and, above all patients, particularly for the function and survival of the plants improve. ”
3D printing is a valuable ally for surgeons in preoperative and postoperative: This is discussed with the teacher. Villiam Dallolio, neurosurgeon, examined over 15 years to operate the modeling of body parts. Thank you to the anatomical three-dimensional reconstruction of Biomodels districts realized the truth to the patient’s pathology and replicate as the basis for the study of preventive intervention.
You can difficulties, anatomical conditions, different depths and lengths of surgical instruments and instrumentation can understand in advance: they have the undeniable advantage of clarity, greater safety and timeliness. Moreover, in the post, allowing the correct execution of the operation and verify, in particular cases, gaps and possible corrections.
“The advantage of Biomodels is to go beyond radiology to integrate 3D virtual reality X-ray with the current reality of an object in three dimensions, you can perform surgery in the laboratory room or operation, recidendolo, stuck screws and therefore with a tactile response using 3D is a palpable Biomodels understanding and security authorized by the surgeon, thereby reducing surgical errors – said prof Villiam Dallolio – on this basis .. Promev was born in 1999 with the aim of an error in the lower cranial reconstructive surgery. in 2001, we cranial prosthesis and printed custumizzate we presented in 3D, which “followed by a number of projects and a maximum of 10 patents.
In the immediate future, there are more than a number of challenges that 3D printing and additive manufacturing are in the field of medicine, not least those who have said. The use of 3D printing technology in the field of medicine not only provides advanced scientific innovation, but also involves a change in the legal paradigm that is the need to address issues relating to the regulation of medical devices and bioprinting, with particular reference to the responsibility, opportunity makes the registration of patents and ethical issues.