May 26th 2015 – 3dprintingindustry.com
Italian surgeons seeks crowdfunding to offer medical 3D printing services
One of the reasons why medical 3D printing is one of the fastest growing areas at this time is that doctors today are able to access advanced digital manufacturing tools with very low investments. Nevertheless, many institutions and governmental agencies have not yet fully understood the advantages that 3D printing can bring to surgical procedure preparation.
Coordinated by University of Pavia Professor Ferdinando Auricchio, from the Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials Group, some doctors are thus taking it upon themselves to make the tools available to themselves and to the entire medical community. For example, by launching a crowd funding campaign, like a team of Italian surgeons and university professors just did on the Universitiamo crowd funding website from the University of Pavia, in Northern Italy.