Jan 23, 2019 | By Thomas

University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, and UK medtech 3D printing company axial3D which specialises in providing 3D printing solutions for medical applications, have formed a new alliance to improve the efficiency of the delivery of patient care and enhanced process management at the hospitals’ 3D print lab.

The hospital aims to transform and optimise its current medical 3D print lab facility by employing axial3D’S cloud-based platform axial3Dassure, resulting in an enhanced level of patient care and improving overall lab performance. The axial3Dassure cloud-based platform, which will be made up of over 20 desktop and industrial 3D printers, will be used to manage quality control, communication, tracking, and workflow across the facility, speeding up the creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed surgical guides. The platform will also support collaboration within the facility, with task-driven workflows and email notifications.

Philipp Brantner, Senior Physician Radiology and Co-Director of the 3D-Print Lab at University Hospital Basel said: “Our initial focus for the use of 3D printed surgical guides was within the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery where 3D printing has now become routine.

“Having access to onsite printing has revolutionised how we treat those patients, some who arrive with life-threatening injuries that require immediate action. The functionality that we now get provided will allow us to speed up production and treat patients more effectively and efficiently.”

The hospital will also benefit from axial3D’s ‘orthopaedic’ auto-segmentation software module, embedded within the axial3Dassure platform. This software drastically reduces the amount of time required during the pre-production stages of 3D printing models for orthopaedic use.

Daniel Crawford, CEO and Founder at axial3D adds: “With a growing requirement for 3D printing within healthcare, a centralised management platform is necessary for any 3D print lab, which plans to scale and grow in the coming years. We are very excited to be working with the team at University Hospital Basel. They are a leading force in medical 3D printing, not just in Europe, but globally, and this alliance will ensure the expertise they have developed can support our company’s growth.”



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