|Stratasys debuts BioMimics - ultra-realistic multi-material anatomical models for surgical training|
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Stratasys debuts BioMimics - ultra-realistic, multi-material anatomical models for surgical training
Nov 27, 2017 | By Tess
In recent years, the medical industry has turned to 3D printing to improve both surgical training and surgical planning processes. For the latter, doctors have used additive manufacturing to produce patient-specific models which help them to better understand the anatomy of the patient they will be operating on.
For the former—improving surgical training—realistic 3D printed models are making it possible to train surgeons without the need for animal testing or the use of cadavers, which are not always easy to come by and cost a fortune to store.
“BioMimics is a revolution in medical modeling, capitalizing on advanced 3D printing techniques for clinically accurate representations of complex human anatomies—from microscopic patterns of tissue to replicating soft to hard texture of body structures,” commented Scott Rader, GM of Stratasys' Healthcare Solutions.
“Armed with unmatched realism of BioMimics, researchers, educators and manufacturers can finally utilize the tools to prove out new ideas long before clinical trials, and demonstrate innovations to the skilled physicians who rely on them,” he added.
“The Jacobs Institute has been using Stratasys 3D printing solutions to replicate vascular anatomy for many years,” stated Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer at the Jacobs Institute. “The BioMimics capabilities Stratasys has now developed enable a level of biomechanical realism and clinical sophistication not previously available in any vascular model. BioMimics will enhance medical innovation in vascular disease by enabling improved pre-clinical validation of new devices and clinically realistic training simulators.”
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