Pharmaceutics

This working group offers all players in the pharmaceutical value chain the opportunity not only to communicate their ideas on how AM can be integrated into pharmaceutical processes, but also to jointly advance and implement them.

This is to be achieved by the following steps:

Hospitals

That is why we are establishing a new working group exclusively for employees in hospitals like physicians, nurses, technicians and the administrations – with an option to later open the group for suppliers and consultants.
Hospitals is also aimed at different medical fields to bring them closer together via the common interface AM.

We aim for an open discussion regarding these topics:

Use Cases

This working group is keeping a close eye on newest developments and is driving real use applications with the greatest promise.

Focus Group “OT & Medtech”
In the Focus Group “OT & Medtech” we address questions all around the field of orthopedic and medical technology such as orthoses, prostheses and other medical technology applications and software. From development and manufacturing to testing and standardization, the field of potential topics is huge.

Materials

Compatible and durable materials are particularly important for products in medical device classes IIb and III, and the requirements are therefore high.

Focus Group „Analyses & Processing“
Environmental sustainability in AM is not only about saving materials, but also about reusing them. Therefore, we take a closer look at this topic within the Focus Group “Analyses & Processing”. Can and may materials for medical applications be recycled, and if so, how? What standards are applicable and necessary for this? What restrictions and possibilities arise from this?

Approval

This working group’s main task is to have a close look at the current status quo in order to define what is needed to gain approval for 3D-printed medical devices and to establish them in the industry.

To achieve this, we concentrate on the following topics: