IF WE SIMULATE IN 3D BEFORE SURGERY, COULD WE REDUCE PATIENT RISK?
It’s always nervewracking when you or a loved one needs to have surgery and for good reason: preventable medical errors are the third leading killer in the U.S., causing the deaths of over 400,000 people every year. While medicine has come a long way, there are still many risks associated with procedures. How can medical professionals revise the way they gain knowledge and experience to help reduce that risk?
French-American startup Biomodex is focused on this very issue. They recognized that advances in 3D printing and simulation solutions can help improve both the quality of treatments and patient safety – and to provide an alternative to medical training practices like using cadavers, mannequins and animals. Biomodex is using this technology to create life-like human organs for medical professionals at all levels to practice on before performing live operations.
The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is proud to help support Biomodex’s mission by providing access to our Open Innovation Lab where they can use our software solutions, and through mentoring on 3D technical skills that improve their ability to leverage applications to digitally design organs and then manufacture them using 3D printing. With the Lab’s support, Biomodex has developed a process for organ imaging that helps automate the creation of virtual 3D models that can in turn be 3D printed for medical practitioners to acquire knowledge and experience without putting patients at risk. Even more exciting: they are working to do this for individual patients so doctors can have a virtual twin of the exact organ they’ll operate on to know what to expect before a live operation.
Biomodex CEO and co-founder Thomas Marchard shares in the video below about his company’s mission and how being part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab is helping to accelerate their progress.