3D-Printed Insoles
Evidence for Product Launch
Facial Cleft Repair
Feasibility Study
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.

Can 3D-Printed Models Enhance Patient Communication?

A research team from the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London and the Cardiorespiratory Division of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London performed a study on the feasibility of using 3D-printed models in clinical practice.

They assessed if patient-specific models of congenital heart disease (CHD) have an impact on the communication between parents of children with CHD and cardiologists during consultations. The team conducted a survey during follow-up visits by using questionnaires which were filled out by both the parents and the cardiologists.

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

Visualisation and segmentation of a heart
Webinar: Transforming Medical Research with 3D Printing

3D printing is transforming the course of medical research for complex surgical planning. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona State University created over 200 patient-specific heart models over the last two years using the Mimics Innovation Suite. View the webinar recording of this leading multi-center team and learn which methods and optimized workflow they used!

ADaM webinar 2015
Webinar: Reducing Risks and R&D Costs in Orthopaedics

Materialise’s Anatomical Data Mining Services allow you to easily process medical image data to better understand and quantify anatomical shape variation when designing implants for a specific population. Learn from guest speakers from Smith and Nephew how they have developed and validated a new knee product with the combined input of a CT medical database and the new evidence-based Sawbones workshop models.

Meet a Materialise Representative

Our Materialise representatives will be present at numerous events around the globe. Schedule a meeting with us at one of these events and find out how we can help you making your business even more efficient!

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