Mimics Innovation Conference: October 20-21
3D-Printed Jaw Implants
Intelligent Catheters
Facial Reconstruction
“A great collection of innovative minds pushing the 3D Printing technology forward in real life clinical applications and research." (Dr. J. Morris, M.D., Mayo Clinic)

Join Materialise's Mimics Innovation Conference in Leuven, Belgium. This two-day learning and training opportunity on October 20-21 will focus on how the Mimics Innovation Suite is driving the latest biomedical engineering innovations. This two-day event is a learning opportunity for everyone involved in working with medical image data, from engineers, clinicians and surgeons to users and their managers. The conference has dedicated tracks on 3D Printing in hospitals, patient-specific guide and implant design, evidence-based cardiovascular R&D, and more!

South Africa‘s First 3D-Printed Jaw Implants

In South Africa’s Kimberley Hospital Complex, doctors have successfully performed the country’s first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation. Two patients suffering from facial disfigurations because of a cancer received titanium jaw implants. Such complex cases often lead to very difficult, costly and long surgeries. To tackle this issue, the team opted for an innovative approach by using Materialise’s software.

EU Funded CASCADE Project Develops ‘Intelligent’ Catheters

With a catheter that tracks and senses the middle of the channel, avoids artery walls and notifies the clinician of danger; many complications may be avoided. Developing this type of ‘intelligent’ catheter is the goal of the CASCADE Project. Given the advanced and experimental nature of the project, having a realistic testing environment is key for the succes of the project.In order to create a realistic testing environment, Materialise used its Mimics Innovation Suite of software to create a patient-specific benchtop model.

Facial Reconstruction with the Mimics Innovation Suite

One of the worst ways to spend a vacation is in an emergency room. Especially after surviving a 35-foot fall, breaking all four limbs and, worst of all, shattering your face. This is exactly what happened to 27-year old Jon Fenton when he was vacationing in Barcelona and fell face first off of his four-story high hotel balcony.

Welcome to Materialise

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.


3D planning and custom implant design
Revolutionizing Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeries with 3D Planning and Custom Implant Design

Complex cranio-maxillofacial cases are increasingly planned with 3D technology. Surgeons can simulate different treatment options and design and 3D print patient-specific surgical guides and custom implants. In this webinarDr. Lauri Wauters (University Hospital of Brussels, Belgium) will elaborate on one of her recent cases where she used Synthes ProPlan CMF and 3-matic software for surgical planning and the design of a patient-specific 3D-printed jaw implant.

Mimics Innovation Courses in Leipzig and London

Materialise invites you to join one of our upcoming two-day Mimics Innovation Courses. Next to hands-on training sessions and demos, we will provide you with interesting lectures, giving you in-depth information and updates of the latest trends and technologies in orthopaedic, craniomaxillofacial, cardiovascular and pulmonary R&D. Get in touch with our engineering experts for possible collaborations in the future!

X-ray in Mimics
Increase Clinical Relevance with the new X-ray Module

In the new Mimics Innovation Suite release, you can for the first time combine X-Ray images with 3D models, drastically increasing the available clinical data for all sorts of engineering purposes, without increasing the scan cost or exposing patients to unnecessary radiation. Watch our X-ray webinar to learn how HSS and Zimmer use the new X-ray Module to increase clinical relevance.