The Haldeman Homme, Inc. Technical Products Division along with partner Stratasys, and Advancedtek hosted a seminar on the importance of 3D printing in the medical field at the University of Minnesota. In a field where innovation saves lives, 3D printing is empowering doctors, researchers, and medical device manufacturers to work faster, test more thoroughly, and personalize training and care like never before. Attendees of the seminar included Medical professionals, Researchers, Educators, and students, who discovered how 3D printing can enhance education through hands-on training, support hospitals with custom devices, optimize surgical planning, and validate device performance.
Experts on 3D printing from the medical field presented attendees with examples of 3D printed anatomical models, prototypes, and more that have improved patient outcomes and confidence. At the end of the seminar attendees were also given tours of the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center and the Visible Heart Research Laboratory.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo, a professor in the Departments of Surgery and the Carlson School of Management, is the Medtronic Professor of the Visible Heart Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. He led a session called “Enhancing the Study of Cardiac Anatomy and Devices Using 3D Printed Models.” Dr. Iaizzo showed how 3D printing is changing the way we plan and prepare for cardiac surgical procedures. At the end of the day attendees were able to see in person the Visible Heart Research Lab and the 3D printing technology they are currently utilizing.
Henisha Dhandhusaria and Jacob Drexler from Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) showed how 3D printing in healthcare is being utilized on an industrial level in their session titled “Printing Pathways to Innovation.” They highlighted how 3D printing has helped design prototypes faster, validate their device performance, and saved them valuable time and money.
The last session was led by Ben Harren, Stratasys Sales Leader for Medical Solutions, he discussed “3D Printing Across the Medical Device Cycle.” He demonstrated the many ways 3D printing is saving people time, money, and changing the way we approach healthcare like never before. 3D printing in healthcare has improved patient outcomes and confidence with custom products that allow doctors to map through surgeries before ever touching the patient.
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