Apollo Hospitals Group and Anatomiz3D Medtech announced a collaboration for design and printing of complex implants, taking the lead in an initiative to establish hospital’s 3D-printing labs in India for 3D printed implants, that would enable doctors to visualise and print implants for complicated cases. The first of these would be launched at Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
The Hospital 3D printing labs would provide medical 3D printing services for better healthcare, through the creation of anatomical models for pre-surgical planning and education, patient-specific cutting and drilling guides, and customized implants and implant molds.
Anatomiz3D uses technology that has been proven in over 1000 cases. A multi-disciplinary team consisting of Biomedical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, AM Engineers, 3D Designers will work with Apollo Hospitals medical and surgical talent in the Hospital 3D-printing labs.
The lab will provide Anatomical Models that are life-size replicas of a patient’s anatomy, accurately reconstructed from their CT/MRI scans into 3D models, which can be created in multiple materials, colours, opacities and hardness to provide advanced 3D visualization for pre-surgical planning and patient communication. Also, implants and Molds that are custom designed to perfectly match the defect region in a patient, ensuring the ideal aesthetic and functional fit. 3D printed in biocompatible material; and, surgical guides and tools that fit on a predetermined area of a patient’s bone and guides a surgical saw or drill in a pre-planned direction, ensuring a precise surgical outcome.
Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group observed, that from specialised medicines for targeted therapies to customised implants and prosthetics, 3D-printing technology is transforming the medical environment providing a fast, accurate and economical solution to take medical care to the next level! As healthcare evolves, 3D-printing will play an important part of this future transformation.