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

3d Printing in ENT Training – Out Now!

Journal Cover, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

What a great way to start the new year! Congratulations to our MD Research Project students Gordon Chen and Michael Jiang who have published their systematic review of 3d Printing in Otolaryngology Training, together with collaborating co-supervisor and ENT surgeon Dr Deb Amott. If you need a current summary of the state of play of 3d printed models for ENT training and simulation then first take a look here at The Journal of Laryngology and Otology.

3dMedLab on Seven News

In the lead-up to our presentations at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress #RACS18 we were interviewed by Georgia Main and Hope Wilson from Seven News Melbourne about our work in pre-surgical 3D printing. Our papers identified how medical 3D printing improves patient and carer understanding of their disease, leads to better satisfaction and engagement in medical care, assist surgeons to train for and plan complex surgery, and improve outcomes by reducing operating time, and blood loss.

Body Print — Medical 3D Printing on 7 News

Great to see our team featured like this — special thanks to Jas, Judy, Shanan and Nathan as well as Julia, David and Julie for working behind the scenes.