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.
On October 20-21, Materialise will host a Mimics Innovation Conference at our headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. This two-day event features high-level presentations and trainings on a variety of topics, including 3D Printing for hospitals and innovative uses of the Mimics Innovation Suite for cardiovascular, orthopaedic, CMF and pulmonary applications and more! You are also welcome to submit your abstract until August 1st.
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.
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!