Medical Journal of Australia: Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of novel personal protective equipment during the COVID‐19 pandemic

We love collaboration — especially when our own Dr Jasamine Coles-Black and A/Prof Jason Chuen work with amazing people like Mathilde Desselle, Dr Marianne Kirrane, Dr Ian Chao, Prof Mia Woodruff and A/Prof Clair Sullivan!

You can check out this paper outlining techniques to evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which brings together researchers from:

  • Austin Health
  • Eastern Health Victoria
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Austin 3dMedLab
  • Herston Biofabrication Institute
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Queensland
  • Metro North Hospital and Health Service Queensland

EJVES: Flexible 3D Printed Templates for Treating Aortic Aneurysms

A template for physician modified FEVAR, 3d printed in flexible resin (Visijet CE-NT, 3d Systems).

It’s 2021 and Happy New Year 🎉 to all of our friends around the globe! We kick off the year with another publication — this time in the European Journal of Vascular Surgery.

We’ve been beavering away making 3D Printed Flexible aortic models for the design and preparation of physician-modified fenestrated endovascular aortic stent-grafts.

Read all about the great work of Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Prof Tracie Barber, and A/Prof Jason Chuen in this collaborative project between Austin Health, The University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales!

J 3d Printing in Medicine: 3D Printing – an avenue for accessible innovation in urology

Yes, we know it looks like a mutant donut, but it is actually a CAD design for a urostomy simulator.

Today’s topic is 3d printing in urology, and how 3d printing can help patient education through a simulated urostomy! This low cost, simple device can help patients adjust to life-changing surgery, and demonstrates how quickly an idea can go from concept to prototype using CAD and 3d printing techniques.

Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine

Many thanks to our authors Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Dr Ian Chao, A/Prof Jason Chuen, A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuck, Mr Dennis Gyomber and Prof Damien Bolton, along with the production team at the Journal of 3d Printing in Medicine!

Read it online here: https://doi.org/10.2217/3dp-2020-0015

Study Health at Melbourne

OK, we got completely sucked in by this Facebook Ad from The University of Melbourne, but it is for a good cause! The 3dMedLab at Austin headlines this promotion. Make sure you check it out — and if you want to learn more about studying health sciences including medicine at Unimelb then click here!

Study health at Melbourne

Redefine the future of health care with evidence-based knowledge and skills at Australia's leading health and medical faculty.

Posted by The University of Melbourne on Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Anaesthesia Reports: The design and manufacture of 3D‐printed adjuncts for powered air‐purifying respirators

You know that little tingle that goes down your spine when something goes right? We we are feeling it now, with our most recent paper published in Anaesthesia Reports.

These little critters are making a huge difference to our surgery and anaesthesia teams in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, making sure that their Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) are working properly and keeping them safe under their surgical gowns — let’s hope that it helps others as well.

3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19

Our work has been featured on the Austin Health iNews website. Reproduced below for your convenience.

3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19

6 July 2020 – Mary Ioannidis

Nurse Dallas Hamilton wearing the PPE hood and 3D printed ‘spider’ that keeps surgical gowns from being sucked into the PAPR.

PPE hoods are something that anaesthetists, nurses and surgeons commonly wear to protect themselves when performing procedures that cause patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to generate potentially infectious aerosols. Continue reading “3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19”