Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), collaborate to pioneer healthcare advancements through a Joint Research & Development Laboratory in 3D printing. This venture aims to create custom medical devices, implants, and explore bioprinting for regenerative medicine, promising tailored patient care.
In a groundbreaking collaboration, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have initiated a Joint Research & Development Laboratory focused on additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, aimed at reshaping healthcare solutions for SGH patients.
The collaboration emphasizes several key areas, including Prosthetic & Orthotic Devices, Bioprinting for Regenerative Medicine, 3D Printed Implants at Point-of-Care, and Additive Manufacturing Technology Landscaping for Healthcare Applications.
Bioprinting research will delve into significant realms, notably exploring human organ printing to enhance regenerative medicine, potentially revolutionizing treatment approaches.
Strategic research includes the development of 3D-printed medical implants directly at the point-of-care. Technologies such as Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and metal 3D printing hold promise for crafting implants tailored for specific medical procedures, like skull bone defect repair and orbit bone reconstruction.
Additionally, a comprehensive review and advancement of additive manufacturing technologies specific to healthcare applications are in focus. The scope extends to potential clinical applications, including food printing and flexible electronics for medical monitoring devices.
The collaborative efforts between Singapore General Hospital and Nanyang Technological University in additive manufacturing herald a new era in healthcare. By harnessing 3D printing technology for custom medical devices, implants, and bioprinting, this partnership signifies a transformative leap toward personalized patient care and pioneering medical solutions.