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.

#3dMed19 hasn’t even started yet

#3dMed19 hasn’t even started yet and some of our faculty and attendees can’t contain themselves. We love Twitter, and the hashtags and mentions have already started flowing. If you can’t be at the conference then follow the #3dmed19 hashtag on Twitter, or if you really want to get #meta them keep an eye on the leaderboard over at Symplur.

Twitter Trend for #3dMed19 - courtesy Symplur
Twitter Trend for #3dMed19 – courtesy Symplur
Twitter Leaderboard for #3dMed19 - courtesy Symplur
Twitter Leaderboard for #3dMed19 – courtesy Symplur

ARC Centre for Medical Implant Technologies Launch Event

It’s been a big month for 3dMedLab. Apart from presenting at multiple meetings recently, as well as organising our own — 3dMed 2019 Nov 15-16 at AAMI Park, in case you didn’t know — today was the official launch of the Australian Research Council Centre for Medical Implant Technologies, which we have conveniently abbreviated as ARC-CMIT.

This brings together 24 organisations across hospital clinicians, academics, and industry in order to develop an integrated framework for 3d printed prostheses, implants, and personalised surgical devices, including The University of Melbourne, Epworth Healthcare, Flinders University and Griffith University.

Austin Health 3dMedLab is proud to have been a key partner of this application from its inception and we will be delivering the key grass-roots clinical component of this centre, helping industry, academics, and engineers gain experience in and understand how this technology will function in a real-life, working hospital environment. Given the expertise that is in this research team, you would be hard pressed to find a problem we can’t solve if we put our collective minds to it!

Special thanks to Ali Moore for hosting this event and Katie Allen MP for visiting.

Urology Society ANZ 2019 Conference

Who would have thought that an anaesthetist would be telling a conference room full of urologists where the future of their specialty is heading? Great to see our team spreading the 3d message far and wide!

Medical Device 2019 Hackathon Recap

Thanks to our student and Research Platforms co-ordinators Gordon Chen and Eric Jong 3dMedLab was pleased to support the #3Devices Medical Device Hackathon at the University of Melbourne over the past few weeks.

We kicked off with introductory talks on March 28 along with a “speed-dating” session to match up bright minds in Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health and Engineering, along with some inspiring talks.

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