Software & Services for Biomedical Engineering
FDA Cleared Titanium Implant
3D Models for Anatomy Education
Evidence for Implant Design
Aortic Aneurysm Research
Towards a widespread clearance of 3D-printed medical devices worldwide

“Materialise software has aided us with the image processing, design and validation of the patient-specific implant“, said Felipe Marques, CEO of Brazil BioArchitects. The FDA clearance is not easy to obtain and an important factor in speeding up the procedure was the use of 510(k) cleared software in the implant design process.

Anatomy Education at its Best: Printing and Painting Replicas of Donor Hearts

What do donor hearts and 3D Printing have in common? The answer to this is the University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart® Lab. Not content with simply teaching their students with 2D images, the team at the lab has moved their academic approach to a whole new level: 3D models of real human hearts.

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.

Novel Insights About Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Mice

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) occur in 5 to 9% of the population over the age of 65 years and transmural aneurysm rupture is the 10th most common cause of death in the industrialized world. Dr. Bram Trachet won a Mimics Innovation Award for his research on the morphology of abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice infused with angiotensin II. 

Engineering on Anatomy

With the Mimics Innovation Suite we're empowering 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.

Software and Services for Biomedical Engineering

Submit Your Research to the Mimics® Innovation Awards

Are you pushing the boundaries with innovative research? Are you working for a better, healthier world? Do you want to be recognized for your work?

With the Mimics Innovation Awards, Materialise rewards your cutting-edge research! Submit your paper to win up to € 5000 and to gain worldwide publicity.
Webinar: high quality FEA mesh
Webinar: How to Maintain Accurate Bone Geometries in Your FEA Meshes

Due to the bone’s complex geometry, it is difficult to maintain geometrical accuracy while converting the micro-CT scan into a high-quality FEA mesh.

That's why Dr. William Parr collaborated with Materialise’s R&D team to find easier ways of creating complex trabecular bone FEA meshes. During an engaging webinar provided an insight into his workflow and the results of his research.

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.