Passive NIP: “The Genius Is in Its Simplicity” – UZ Leuven

Caroline Collard
April 29, 2020

As patients are facing severe respiratory issues, UZ Leuven has taken a role in leading a clinical trial on a new, easy-to-use solution that bridges the gap between a simple oxygen mask and intubation. After recently treating their first patient, they confirm: the mask is simple and valuable to patients.?

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3D-Printed Non-Invasive PEEP Masks Aim to Alleviate Ventilator Shortage

Brigitte de Vet
April 06, 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rapidly spread, hospitals around the word are in dire need of mechanical ventilators, which are currently critically under supplied. We developed a solution to deliver oxygen and create high positive pressure without the use of a ventilator by designing a 3D-printed connector that holds together standard medical equipment. It is called the Materialise Passive NIP, with NIP standing for non-invasive PEEP, and is currently being fast tracked through the regulatory process to make it available as soon as possible during this crisis.

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Fast and Reliable: MedTech Solutions amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brigitte de Vet
April 01, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the world has looked to 3D printing to provide fast and reliable solutions. However, 3D printing can support communities with much more than just these quick fixes, it also has the ability to develop solutions that can have a hand in improving healthcare for years to come.

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State of the Healthcare Market 2020: Point-of-Care 3D Printing Trends

Todd Pietila
March 30, 2020

The adoption of 3D printing by hospitals and clinics continues to grow at a rapid pace with 2019 being no exception. As the technology becomes more accessible and the benefits to physicians and patients is further appreciated, more hospitals are choosing to invest resources in 3D printing infrastructure as an enabler of personalized healthcare.?

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How 3D Printing at the Point-of-Care Can Support in Fighting COVID-19

Todd Pietila
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has placed a significant burden on healthcare systems around the globe that are straining to handle the volumes of ill patients requiring life-saving treatment.?The shift in clinical priorities in response to?the pandemic?provides the opportunity for 3D-printing resources?at the Point-of-Care,?including software, equipment, and skilled personnel,?to be used in other ways.?

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When Going Lean Means Changing Lives, Personalization Is the Key to Better Care

Brigitte de Vet
January 30, 2020

The advantages offered by surgical planning tools and personalized guides and implants are applicable to a vast variety of surgical treatments. Some of these benefits have already been raised by the Getting It Right?First Time (GIRFT) program in the UK.

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AR, VR, and 3D Printing Bridge the Gap between Radiology and Surgery at UCSF

Todd Pietila
January 15, 2020

3D technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing provide doctors with more information than they can see with 3D images on 2D displays, making the tools valuable in surgical planning at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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5 Tips to Optimize Your Personalized Medical Device Design Workflow

Sjoerd Kolk
January 06, 2020

When it comes to designing personalized medical devices such as hip implants, cranial plates, or surgical guides, the possibilities offered by 3D printing are virtually limitless. In practice, designing a personalized device is easier said than done.

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3D Personalized Predictions for Congenital Heart Disease Patients Wins Mimics Innovation Award

Beatriz Dominguez Gonzalez
December 13, 2019

Non-invasive, accurate and personalized prognosis methods may be making their way into the medical world faster than we think.

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How Accurately Can Templating Software Predict Implant Sizes?

Anna Marchenko
November 27, 2019

Pre-operative software can highlight issues that may arise during an orthopedic surgery and give accurate predictions on how implants will fit, according to a recent study in the UK.

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