Printmed-3D brings together technologies and knowledge from academic and industrial fields that are very different from each other but concomitant in creating a unique research and technology transfer paradigm. the new approach to personalized medicine resulting from the project will have a significant impact on civil society.
One aspect of the Printmed-3d project is the development of a digital workflow that includes the 3d reconstruction (the core) of organs and systems by segmentation from radiological images (ct and mri). the 3d object thus obtained can be placed in an immersive virtual reality environment based on all-in-one head-mounted display devices and also used for the reproduction with 3d printing of "physical" artefacts based on the different textures of the tissues and organs, mimicking its structural density characteristics. this virtual/physical object interaction develops the concept of patient-specific anatomy and therefore of personalized medicine, with a potential impact in the didactic, training and clinical fields (e.g. in preoperative planning).
Jeanette AM Maier
Tissue culture is crucial in fundamental bioscience and disease modeling as well as in toxicology, drug discovery and regenerative medicine. 3D cultures, organoids and multiorgan chips increase knowledge, boost the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, are pivotal for personalized medicine and also constrain animal experimentation. Our aim is to develop novel automated technologies for tissue culture to limit variability and promote reproducibility and accuracy.