Polish facility launches medical 3D printing course

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

March 13, 2020 -- The Medical University of Gdańsk in Poland has initiated a medical 3D printing course for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-year students at the university's department of medicine.

Scientists and specialists in the application of 3D printing for pediatric cardiology will lead the elective course, according to an article posted on 10 March on TCTMagazine.com. Sessions will cover the theory behind medical 3D printing as well as the construction of patient-specific 3D-printed anatomical models.

"Only a few leading medical universities in the world are engaged in popularizing this innovation," Dr. Joanna Kwiatkowska, head of pediatric cardiology at the university, said in the article. "This is because the process of creating models, on account of the complexity involved, is still technically difficult, while outsourcing it to the very few third-party service providers that have the appropriate hardware, software, and skills is very costly."

3D printing vendor Zortrax has agreed to supply the university with the necessary tools for students to create personalized 3D-printed anatomical models, educational aids, and implants, among other products.

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