In order to steer the 3D printing efforts of Kumovis in the direction of point of care and patient-specific medical products, the Munich start-up will again speak at relevant events in 2020. In addition, Martin Herzmann, who has been in charge of Business Development at Kumovis since the end of 2019, and Managing Director Stefan Leonhardt will demonstrate the possible applications and potentials of the KUMOVIS R1 for medical technicians and how they can improve processes and save resources.
“Thanks to the unique R1 system, we can finally bring the additive manufacturing of individualized medical devices […] directly to the point of care.”Martin Herzmann, Head of Business Development
Last August, the R1 3D printer went into series production, and it’s up and running at the first customers’ sites. Applications range from medical serial production to individualized implants as well as surgical guides and instruments. Preferably, already approved high-performance polymers such as PEEK or PPSU are used; but new materials can also be printed with the R1: “A lot is likely to happen here, for example in the field of resorbable implants,” Stefan Leonhardt recently predicted for the trade magazine 3D Printing Industry. At specialist events such as the Additive Manufacturing Expo in Lucerne or the VDI conference “Kunststoffe in der Medizintechnik”, participants will have the opportunity to learn even more about the new possibilities at first hand.
Deep Tech for Medtech
Martin Herzmann had already added to the expanded opportunities for the industry last December: “Thanks to the unique R1 system, we can finally bring the additive manufacturing of individualized medical devices to where it will benefit patients, but also doctors and medical technicians, most – directly to the point of care.” Hello Tomorrow, for example, sees this potential in the same way: The deep-tech organization named Kumovis one of the six finalists in the Industry 4.0 path in the course of its Global Challenge.
For Kumovis, the year starts both eventful and promising. To find possible starting points for joint projects in medical 3D printing and to get in touch with us, we recommend having a look at our calendar of events (at the top end of the “News” section). We look forward to exciting discussions.