The healthcare sector is expected to be the fastest growing segment of the 3D printing market as innovations are integrated into specialisms.
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Each patient is unique. And every surgery needs a unique approach.
From visualizing the human anatomy in 3D to making a 3D printed model of a heart, we are getting closer to providing specific, personalized care for everyone.
3D printers have produced bone, lung tissue and cartilage used to build ears. They have been used to engineer hard-tissue scaffolds such as knee menisci and intervertebral discs, and living skin to help treat and heal severe burns and chronic ulcers, as well as for cosmetic testing. One US company Organovo, is even printing liver and kidney tissue to test new drugs before they are tested in humans.
The utilization of this technology to predict the mechanical and tensile strength, apart from offering flexibility to the 3D-printed objects, would increase its applicability in novel healthcare applications.
Product innovation and increase in applications of 3D printing in healthcare applications are the major factors, which further drive the market growth.
The 3D Printing for Health program focuses on quick and very practical strategies from data acquisition, through model development, model preparation for printing and post processing.
The course is predominantly practical in nature, having however a theoretical component for framing and presentation, and also the realisation of a final project by the participants.
The theoretical component will present the essentials of 3D printing and its main printing and variants, as well as the existing methodologies in 3D printing common to several health areas.
The practical component involves the use of three-dimensional modelling software, the use of 3D scanners and the DICOM file transformation into printable files that can be printed.
It is intended for those who want to start or improve their practice both clinically and pedagogically – developing Additive Manufacturing skills (3D printing) applied to different areas of health, namely rehabilitation, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery and dentistry.
Some examples of participants are:
Assistant Professor & Researcher
at FCT NOVA
Claudia Quaresma has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (graduated in June 2011, NOVA School of Science and Technology) and is an Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon. Her research projects have been focused in Biomedical Engineering, namely in Rehabilitation. She creates new technology to diagnose neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Using these tools, she collaborates with clinicians. She has an international medical device patent. She is a scientific reviewer for some journals.
Professor of Medicine at
NOVA Medical School
Helena Canhão is a full Professor of Medicine, Nova Medical School and Invited Full Professor of Epidemiology, National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Coordinator of Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC) and Head of EpiDoC Unit (Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases Unit), NMS, UNL. Leader and Chief Medical Officer, Patient Innovation. President of Portuguese Society of Rheumatology.
Helena holds a MD, PhD and Habillitation in Medicine from Faculdade de Medicina, Lisbon University. She has a Master in Medical Sciences (Clinical Research) by Harvard Medical School, University of Harvard, Boston, USA. She is also senior consultant of rheumatology (CHULC-Hospital Curry Cabral).
Chair of the Advisory Board of Value for Health CoLab, Chair of the Advisory Board of AICIB, and Commissioner of CIENCIA 2020. She is member of the Council of NOVA University of Lisbon, and member of the council of NOVA Medical School.
Invited Assistant Professor
at FCT NOVA
After completing his Master’s Degree at Instituto Superior Técnico in Mechanical Engineering, Bruno Soares has worked in Edifer Construções as a Technical engineer in the building utilities area (HVAC, Electricity, Domotics, etc.), until his acceptance for the PhD program MIT-Portugal, in the Engineering design and advanced manufacturing area. In the year afterwards started teaching at Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal as an invited professor.
In April 2014 starts working at Secomil, Equipamentos Agro Industriais, Lda as Deputy CTO responsible for project and planning, and in October of 2014 successfully completes the defense of his PhD thesis entitled “An integrated approach to composite engineering design considering economic, environmental and mechanical inputs”.
Specialties: Subcontractor Coordination, Product development, composite analysis, cost models
FabMaster at FCT FabLab
Filipe graduated as a Material Science Engineer and got a Master Degree in Material Sciences at Nova School of Science and Technology. After attending the Fab Academy course, he became Fab Master of the FCT FabLab. The technical skills go along with a high motivation, enthusiasm and spirit of innovation.
Since he remember he always makes his own projects DIY, designing them, but when he discovered 3D printer he couldn’t turn back to it and since then he could take his projects to another level and want to keep doing so.So far he has made his own 3D printer.
Professor and Researcher at
Ana Rodrigues is a researcher of the EpiDoc Unit at CEDOC, the Chronic Diseases Research Centre at Nova Medical School.
She is an assistant Professor on the disciplines of Rheumatology and Epidemiology at Nova Medical School. She also is the head of Rheumatology Unit from Hospital do Santo Espirito de Angra do Heroísmo.
She graduated in Medicine (Rheumatology) from the Lisbon School of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She also completed the Clinical Scholars Research Training I and II from Harvard Medical School- Portugal Program, a two-year training program on clinical research.
She finished her PhD in Medicine, Rheumatology at Faculdade de Medicina, University of Lisbon. Her research is focuses on the EpiDoC cohort a population-based study on chronic diseases in particular Rheumatic diseases (osteoporosis) and aging. She also studies the use of ICTs for elderly health promotion.
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