Personalized implants from the nozzle – digitalization in the OR
Lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM) enables the 3D printing of patient-specific bone forms layer by layer. The IKTS scientists go one step further so that the bone implant can be fully integrated into the body and can be grown through its own tissue in the long term: they combine the additive, robust ceramic shell with a porous, bioactive ceramic foam.
A decisive key to personalized implants from the printer are integrated digital workflows that allow information from standard medical procedures, such as computer tomography, to be safely transferred into a “digital twin“ of the real bone.
Fraunhofer IKTS supports industrial and research partners in the development of suitable data, material and technology chains with comprehensive materials and systems know-how in order to provide patients with the best possible surgical care in the future.
The institute is certified in accordance with the Medical Devices Act for research and development in the field of bioceramic materials and components as well as the manufacture of semi-finished products for use in medical technology.
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Dr. Matthias Ahlhelm speaks on ceramic material and process combinations for personalized medicine
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