Despite unfavorable conditions thanks to Corona, we have made a first mark regarding regulatory frameworks in orthopedic technology with the workshop for orthopedic technicians – requirements for AM manufactured orthoses – on March 22.
The workshop was completely booked out, the interest was great. In addition to representatives from medical supply stores and orthopedic technology companies, representatives from the Berlin Chamber of Crafts and the DIN Institute were also present. We heard two fantastic presentations on experiences from the dental industry and regulatory requirements for AM manufactured medical devices. Everyone agreed on the importance of validated manufacturing processes in orthopedic technology and the need for communication regarding digitalization into the trade to create safety and minimize fears of new technologies. There is still a lot of work ahead of us, but we are well on our way to navigating the regulatory jungle.