3D-Printed Insoles
Evidence for Product Launch
Facial Cleft Repair
Case report
The Mimics® Innovation Suite Supports Paula Radcliffe’s Comeback

The world-record-holder Paula Radcliffe ran the London Marathon with the support of RS Print’s 3D-printed dynamic insoles. Paula’s custom insoles were designed with the digital CAD capabilities of 3-matic specifically for her anatomy, dynamic gait analysis and needs as a runner. Her RS Print insoles were there every step of the way as she crossed the finish line in only 35 minutes and 49 seconds.

Population-Based Evidence to Support a Good Implant Design

When launching a new implant system, how do you know that it will fit the vast majority of your target patient population and how can you prove this to your customers? This was a question hearing implant company Cochlear BAS was facing with the introduction of their new Baha® Attract bone conduction implant system. To validate their design, they turned to Materialise’s Anatomical Data Mining (ADaM™) services. Using a database of CT scans, Materialise virtually implanted the system and analyzed the fit, giving Cochlear BAS the evidence it needed to support its product launch.

Increasing Confidence for Tessier Facial Cleft Repair with a 3D-Printed Model

Dr. John Meara, M.D., D.M.D, at Boston Children’s Hospital, already helped five patients with Tessier facial clefts, a rare congenital, craniofacial anomaly. Recently, he was able to help a patient with a large fissure in her facial bone, which pushed her eyes far apart. To get a better understanding of her complex bone structure, the team uploaded her CT data into the Mimics Innovation Suite to make 3D virtual models of her skull that they could then print out.

Australian Cardiologists Use 3D Printing for LAA Closure Procedure

Despite careful planning, the complex dimensions of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and its variable morphology can result in procedural failure. To make their pre-operative planning even more thorough, a team of Australian physicians from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney turned to 3D Printing: the team created an exact replica of a patient's heart while planning a LAA closure procedure with a Watchman™ device (Boston Scientific).

Engineering on Anatomy

At Materialise, with our Mimics Innovation Suite, we're powering new innovations in biomedical research and helping others make discoveries that save lives. We're also taking patient-specific healthcare to new heights by working closely with experts in the planning and execution of complicated surgical procedures. Our solutions are comprehensive and flexible, and we invite you to explore our site and discover how they can work for you.

The Factory for 3D Printing

Webinar: the quest for accurate implant placement
Webinar: Accurate Evaluation of Implant Placement

Publications about the accuracy of TKA implant placement and the value of patient-specific instruments, navigation systems or robotic surgery often have inconsistent conclusions and are mostly limited to the available X-ray-based 2D measurements. To improve 3D planning based technologies so they can become a standard of care, we need to prove their effectiveness in a more suitable manner. Prof. Vander Sloten (University of Leuven) gives a crash course on the concept of accuracy.

Submit your Abstract for the Mimics Innovation Conference!

Join us for the Mimics Innovation Conference in Tampa, Florida on February 3-5, 2016!

Here is your opportunity to share your achievements using the Mimics Innovation Suite: the conference will have both podium and poster presentations in various applications.

Abstracts should be submitted by October 25.

Automated heart segmentation
See the New Mimics Automated Heart Segmentation Tool in Action

Segmenting individual cardiac and vascular structures from a CT scan can be a time-consuming and tedious job. The heart segmentation tool can automatically segment individual chambers and  greater vessels of the cardiac anatomy from CT data in minutes rather than hours.

See for yourself how easy and quick the Mimics heart segmentation tool is and how you can save a tremendous amount of time!