Exploring the medical applications of 3D printing with 3D LifePrints has been an incredible experience for the staff and patients of Alder Hey children’s hospital. With 3DLP’s embedded 3D printing facility we have discovered a number of truly novel and exciting ways to make our care better, kinder and easier. Working with 3DLP has been an absolute pleasure. Their attention to detail and innovative team have opened our eyes to a huge range of possibilities.
Iain Hennessey, Clinical Director
Innovation Hub, Liverpool, UK
The models can be designed to a specific criteria. No two children, or conditions are the same, so a 3D model of a patient's problem can only benefit the training, and ultimately the care they receive.
Assistant Practitioner Kevin Cairns
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Just to say a huge thank you for making the 3D model. It's even better than expected and will make planning the case much easier
Registrar Surgeon Alex Glover, Alder Hey Children’s Trust, Liverpool, UK
Reacting to a 3D printed knee model showing the pipleoteal artery
Wow! Great Work! Its amazing that you can see such clear segmentation
Consultant Orthoapaedic Surgeon Puneet Monga, Wrightington Hospital, UK
Reacting to 3DLP's latest 3D printed scapula
3D printing could reduce a lot of challenges we have with training. It is obviously beneficial for the patient, obviously beneficial for the clinician and obviously beneficial for our health systems in terms of reducing costs and reducing complications.
Nicola Blackwood, UK MP & Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Health
Speaking to Euronews and 3DLP at the Dubai Arab Health Conference
3D printing offers some really unique and exciting opportunities to change the way that we teach, plan and undertake surgical interventions in orthopedics. 3D LifePrints are leading the way. The models can be designed to a specific criteria. No two children, or conditions are the same, so a 3D model of a patients problem can only benefits the training, and ultimately the care they receive.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Daniel Perry
Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Working with 3D LifePrints we have produced high resolution 3D prints of the heart of unprecedented quality and detail, generated from high resolution micro-CT data sets, such prints have brought our virtual data to life, and serve to improved our understanding of the 3D micro-anatomy of the heart.
Dr. Robert Stephenson, Sports Science, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Discussing a 3D printed rabbit atrium model
The Virtual Engineering Centre is developing an exciting collaboration with 3D LifePrints, bringing together the specialist expertise of both organisations in 3D printing and immersive virtual reality to support the medical sector.Co-developing new processes to support surgeons at Alder Hey Children’s Trust with 3D LifePrints has accelerated the development of new techniques and has highlighted the benefits to medical teams, patients and their families, that can be achieved by innovatively combining 3D printing, scanning and immersive virtual reality technologies.
Lyn Dwyer, Director
Virtual Engineering Centre, Liverpool, UK
I think the reproduction is excellent and will benefit the patient from from both the clinical perspective, and the families understanding of the nature of her pathology. I used the 3D reconstruction to help the family understand exactly the nature of the deformity. At the end of the consultation the patient's mother admitted that it was the first time she really understood understood the complexity of the deformity"
Consultant orthopaedic spinal Surgeon Neil Davidson, Liverpool, UK
Discussing 3DLP's postoperative spinal model
3D LIfePrints have provided us with an innovative and versatile product. The designed and printed models of UXO and landmines are to scale and look very realistic. This has been hugely helpful in our efforts to educate communities in Syria effected by explosive remnants of war on the dangers associated by them
Luke Irving, COO, Mayday Rescue NGO, Istanbul
Discussing 3DLP's supply of mine risk education models
At the end of the day, the more you practice the better a surgeon you become. Being able to use 3D printed models that mimic tissues from bone to vessels provides us with an incredible opportunity to create high fidelity simulation models.
The LifeArm by 3D LifePrints is the only low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic in the world that is worth testing right now. It is the only anthropomorphic 3D-printed prosthetic and the only one actually built to be suitable to the vast majority of amputees
Dave Levin, Founder, Refugee Open Ware, Istanbul
Discussing 3DLP's LifeArm
The model went down well this morning, changed the operation. Patient will almost certainly do better as a result of it, both short term and long term.”
Consultant Surgeon, Rob Cooper, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
Discussing 3D LifePrint's latest model
Invaluable. Really good for guiding my operation. I would have struggled to work out what to do rather than knowing beforehand. Excellent for explaining to the patients. Staff in theatre liked them as they could understand what I was doing and what I needed. It should be the standard of care for Septal patients.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Mark Pullan, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
3D printed myocardium model for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)