Technology and knowledge transfer is associated with a number of challenges. Transferinitiative RLP, a project of Rhineland-Palatinate, aims at bringing together researchers and developers from industry and academia to enhance the innovation system in the region. Focussing on three promising topics we support the professional networks and cooperation of industry and research. Our focus areas are
- Personalized Medicine
- Lightweight and new materials
- Industry 4.0
By providing the platform for entrepreneurs and scientists to meet, we foster novel connections, give access to new ideas and support the transfer of emerging technologies into the regional economy.
Medical Association „3D Printing in Medicine“
The Medical Association „3D Printing in Medicine“ was founded
on 19 May 2017 in Mainz at the second 3D-Printing Congress.
The association currently has almost 100 members.
Purpose of the Association
The association has the following task:
- Promotion of activities in 3D printing in the field of medicine
- Promotion of science, research and development in medical 3D printing
- Participation / realization of specialist events / congresses / symposia etc. for medical
- Promotion of education and training
- career development and promotion of young researchers
- Promotion of national and international networking
For further information please have a look at the website: www.3dmed.org
The research focus program BiomaTiCS of the University Medical Center Mainz works as an interdisciplinary network of materials scientists and medical researchers, who are interested in understanding and modulating the complex interactions between biological systems and artificial as well as biogenic materials.
Despite of advancements in material design and surgical techniques, medical device-related clinical problems like inflammation, rejection of implants, foreign body granulomas, excessive scar formation, lack of tissue-adhesion, material degradation, infection and toxicity are very common BiomaTiCS offers an excellent platform for an exchange of information among competent specialists to combine all their
knowledge necessary to tackle these problems.
Black Drop Biodrucker GmbH
Black Drop Biodrucker GmbH is a leading bioprinting company focused on 3D-printing of living cells. Bioprinting is a biomedical key technology that has the potential to improve medical patient
treatment in multiple ways. Bioprinted tissue analogues, such as skin, liver, or heart muscle patches offer an ideal platform for drug and toxicity screening. In the future bioprinted tissue implants could
be used to maintain, restore, or substitute the function of damaged tissues.
Together with our clients we seek to exploit the full potential of 3D-bioprinting technology in order to enhance patient care. In this way we provide our clients with state-of-the-art bioprinting hard-and software, highly biofunctional bioinks, and bioprinted in-vitro models. Besides our compact 3D-bioprinter series, Black Drop SuperFill, we construct individualized bioprinting systems and develop tailored bioinks.
Bösing Dental & Implant Solutions
Your complete solution for CT guided dental implants and customized surgical guides.
Our Dental Masters Laboratory is always working with the most modern equipment. With the continuing education of our team we know about the newest progress in dental medicine and dental techniques. Our claim is to deliver the highest quality dental products to our clients.
We love what we do – Find out for yourself!
- Implant Prosthetics
- CAD/CAM Technology
- Surgical Guides
- Customized Abutments
Company for 3D Scan, 3D model and 3D print technology. We plan, build and run 3D Systems within for dental usage, esp. for surgical guide and aligner production.
We are technology and reseller partner for Raise3D 3D printer, MoonRay DLP printer, Shining 3D-Dental Scanner and OnyxCeph 3D Lab software.
In order to come up to the growing demand for digitally produced models and drilling templates DreveDentamid GmbH have profoundly engaged themselves in this topic.
With an enormous effort of the in-house department of Research and Development Dreve managed to realize all the measures necessary to allow the smooth and trouble-free process of rapid manufacturing per model. We have been employing the generative manufacturing units D30 and D35 in our Unna factory for more than a year now. The Scan-LED technique used in these machines is a further development of stereolithography which allows for manufacturing with highest precision and attention to detail.
With the introduction of the new ordering portal Print@Dreve, DreveDentamid GmbH now offers a very convenient and easy to handle ordering system. Invoicing of the services will be done by the authorized distributor that is chosen by the dental lab. And still the highly qualified technical support is provided by the specialists at DreveDentamid GmbH.
A Leading 3D Printer Manufacturer
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Our company invents, develops, manufactures and sells 3D printers and proprietary materials worldwide.
Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a wide variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed. EnvisionTEC’s intellectual property includes more than 100 pending and granted patents and 70 proprietary materials.
With the vastly improved BS3.2, GeSiM, a bioinstrumentation company, offers an even more versatile 3D printing solution biological and biocompatible materials in tissue engineering and medical research. The multi-Z-axes print head allows the combination of rigid scaffolds providing mechanical support with cell-friendly soft materials such as hydrogels. Up to three pneumatically or piston-driven extruders can print alginate, collagen, bone cement, or molten PCL, to name a few, at temperatures from 4 to 250 °C.
To extend the functionality of the BS3.2, an optional piezoelectric or solenoid valve pipetting unit allows deposition of tiny drops of cells, proteins, or other biomaterial onto or in between scaffolds. A melt electro writing module enables printing of tiny polymer struts. The machine reads in CAD data in the STL format.
The numerous options make BS3.2 to the most versatile instrument of its kind. In addition, the GeSiM expertise extends the robotic platform with microfluidic devices for e.g. cell cultivation or screening if desired.
Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.
Nanoscribe’s 3D laser lithography system, Photonic Professional GT, sets new standards in 3D microprinting and maskless lithography. It is a fast and powerful platform for micro- and nanofabrication and a valuable tool for tasks in R&D in science and industry.
The systems enable the fabrication of true 3D micro- and nanostructures into photosensitive materials based on the technique of two-photon polymerization. In combination with the included software package, the turnkey system is embedded best along the 3D printing workflow and allows highest resolution with a previously unavailable freedom of design.
Subsequent independent processes enable the transfer and/or replication of polymeric 3D printed templates into a large choice of materials. The additive manufacturing of 2D, 2.5D and 3D objects paves the way for a wide field of novel applications, e.g. in photonics, micro-optics, micro-fluidics, life sciences and tissue engineering.
Natural Dental Implants AG | REPLICATE System
About the REPLICATE System
The REPLICATE system is a highly innovative technology for immediate single-tooth replacement. Each REPLICATE tooth is produced individually for each patient based on a 3D x-ray (DVT / CBCT) and is an exact replica of the non-salvageable tooth to be replaced.
The customized replica of the tooth is inserted into the alveolar socket immediately after extraction and covered with a protection crown/bridge, all at the same appointment.
About Natural Dental Implants AG
Natural Dental Implants AG, based in Berlin, was founded in 2006 to develop intellectual property rights for the REPLICATE system for single-tooth restorations. The company commenced business operations in 2009. The REPLICATE system for single-tooth restorations has been approved in the European Union and is distributed commercially. A U.S. subsidiary, REPLICATE Dental Technology Inc. based in Dallas, Texas, was established to market the REPLICATE system in the U.S. after FDA approval.
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print‘ parts from metal powder.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4,000 employees, of which 2,800 people are employed within the UK. The majority of the company’s R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK and for the year ended June 2017 Renishaw achieved sales of £536.8 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company’s largest markets are China, USA, Germany and Japan.
SLM Solutions Group AG
Lübeck-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. The company’s shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The stock has been listed in the TecDAX index since March 21, 2016. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 360 members of staff in Germany, the USA, Singapore, Russia, India and China. The products are utilised worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries.
The Straumann Group is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. We offer our products and services to dental professionals and dental laboratories around the world.
A comprehensive product portfolio
With Straumann’s roots in Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence, the company has pioneered many of the most influential technologies and techniques in our field. Straumann’s tradition of ‘Simply doing more for dental professionals’ to advance dental regeneration, restoration, and replacement as well as patient care has helped us to consistently broaden our product portfolio since going public in 1998.
Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions represents a complete dental solution, from digital impression-taking using intra-oral scanning to the computerized production of prosthetics using state-of-the-art CAM processing. Each individual step seamlessly interlocks with the next and is designed for high quality all along the digital workflow.
Verband 3DDruck e.V.
The 3D Printing Association adopts a comprehensive cross-sector approach, sees itself as a non-partisan think tank and is prepared to form strategic alliances with all stakeholders who are committed to the development of additive manufacturing in Germany and throughout the rest of Europe.
The 3D Printing Association, Lobby Group for 3D Printing Technology was founded in Berlin in May 2016. The goal is to represent the many-faceted interests of the 3D printing technology (additive manufacturing) sector in interaction with political bodies, society and the media and to act as the voice of our members engaged in research, development and application of this technology. In our view it also includes giving our members the opportunity for networking, informing opinion leaders and the public at large via discussions, projects and events about the wide variety of topics relating to additive manufacturing and monitoring national and international developments and to bring them into the discussion in the interests of these members. Finally we also plan to support training and further training projects in this field of technology.
3Druck.com – the independent magazine for 3D printing technologies – is with over 215.000 page views and more than 70.000 unique users monthly the leading online magazine covering additive manufacturing technologies for the German speaking community.
We are a purely informative medium covering everything around the topic of 3D printing. Besides reading daily news about this interesting and increasingly popular field, we support our readers with overviews for hardware, materials, software and events. Additionally, our readers can share their experience and projects with the community by publishing guest posts. With our platform 3Printr.com we reach out to the English speaking community.
EUROPEAN HOSPITAL Verlags GmbH
For 25 years European Hospital has been the voice of European healthcare communication, both with the print edition and the online presence which was introduced ten years ago.
It is our mission to observe these changes and to reflect on them. Our interviews and reports, editorials and product reviews aim to address the needs of hospital managers, medical and technical directors, senior physicians and nursing managers. We will keep you up-to-date on trends and innovations in the healthcare market: We cover the entire field from clinical practice through medical technology to clinical research. Experts will provide answers to the most pressing healthcare issues. Which solutions will really help optimize logistics, HR or financial management? Which high-end products will be launched shortly, which applications will be introduced? How can you tap the full strategic potential of your hospital information system? How can you rein in your nursing costs?
You will find the answers in healthcare-in-europe.com – the heartbeat of the European healthcare market.
The magazine “mt medizintechnik” devoted itself to all aspects of medical technology with diagnostic and curative process and gives attention to the techniques and the operation of medical devices. The magazine informs about ongoing technologies and their use in a certain field, offers market review and describes development trends.
In addition it looks at the entire organizational background of the medical technology. This includes the latest judicial information as well as contributions to the quality-, device- and business management.
“mt medizintechnik” is the only practically based magazine for medical technology in the German-speaking market. The magazine built a bridge between medicine and technology for the operator and manufacturer for hospitals and the medical industry.
SPECTARIS is the German industry association for the high-tech medium-sized business sector and representative body in the areas of medical technology, optical technologies and analytical, biological, laboratory, and ophthalmic devices. Innovation and growth characterize the different industry sectors and their 300,000 strong workforce. Technologies developed here are used in almost all branches of industry, making them an important motor for the German economy. SPECTARIS pools the interests of around 400 member companies from Germany, associated in four different sector-specific associations. Through its political activities, public relations and industry marketing, the association gives its members a voice, formulates new responsibilities and opens up new markets. This ensures the international competitiveness of German industry in these sectors and thus safeguards locations and jobs.
VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.)
The VDMA (German Engineering Federation) is the largest industry association in Europe with over 3,100 members ranging from small to medium firms offering high precision engineering, measuring and testing technology, precision tools, machine tools and manufacturing systems and much more in between.
They have branch offices in Berlin and Brussels as well as liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia and work to represent the shared economic, technical and scientific interests of their members, especially with respect to national and international authorities and business groups.
The Working Group Medical Technology comprises of medical device manufacturers, research institutes and engineering companies. It is the platform within the VDMA regarding production technology and components for medical devices.