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axial3D Forms Alliance with University Hospital Basel to Deliver Improved Patient Care through a New 3D Printing Platform

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Our software will help the hospital gain insight into the statistics and figures, ultimately allowing them to measure clinical impact and value 3D printing is having for patients. 

Daniel Crawford, CEO, and Founder at axial3D
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Above: axial3D core team at a meeting/Image Credit: axial3D

University Hospital Basel, a leading medical center in Switzerland, and award-winning UK medical 3D printing firm, axial3D, have formed a new alliance to deliver improved patient care and enhanced process management at the hospitals’ 3D print lab through axial3Dassure, a new 3D printing platform.

Using axial3D’s cloud-based 3D printing platform, axial3Dassure, the University Hospital Basel aims to optimize and transform its medical 3D print lab facility, delivering an enhanced level of patient care and improved lab performance.

The hospital will use axial3Dassure – a 3D printing platform, to manage quality control, communication, tracking, and workflow management across the facility, which is made up of over 20 desktop and industrial 3D printers.

axial3Dassure – A 3D Printing Platform

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Above: axial3Dassure workflow/Image Credit: axial3D

axial3Dassure is an end to end workflow and quality software for use in a medical 3D printing facility. It provides the core components of processing and quality management, enabling you to meet evolving business needs with a world class array of technology and powerful analytics. It helps you to optimize and transform your medical 3D printing facility

axial3Dassure 3D printing platform helps transform organizations by delivering:

  • Collaborative data integration
  • Advanced analytics
  • Evidence-based decisions
  • Standardization, communication, and Automation

axial3Dassure will enable University Hospital Basel to improve productivity and compliance, and increase efficiency. The hospital will benefit from faster creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed surgical guides. The 3D printing platform will support collaboration within the facility, with task-driven workflows and email notifications.

Some of the Key benefits of the platform are as follows:

  • End-to-end workflow management
  • Centralised database for storage of DICOM/ segmented DICOM / OBJ/STL files
  • Instant & integrated DICOM viewer
  • 3D printer management

axial3Dassure will enable University Hospital Basel to improve productivity and compliance, and increase efficiency. The hospital will benefit from faster creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed surgical guides. The platform will support collaboration within the facility, with task-driven workflows and email notifications.

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Above: Dr. Philipp Brantner, Senior Physician Radiology at University Hospital Basel (third from left) with his team/Image Credit: axial3D

Dr. Philipp Brantner, Senior Physician Radiology and Co-Director of the 3D-Print Lab at University Hospital Basel said, “Our initial focus for the use of 3D printed surgical guides was within the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery where 3D printing has now become routine. Having access to onsite printing has revolutionized how we treat those patients, some who arrive with life-threatening injuries that require immediate action. The functionality that we now get provided will allow us to speed up production and treat patients more effectively and efficiently.”

The hospital will also benefit from axial3D’s ‘orthopaedic’ auto-segmentation software module, embedded within the axial3Dassure platform. This software drastically reduces the amount of time required during the pre-production stages of 3D printing models for orthopaedic use.

Daniel Crawford, CEO, and Founder at axial3D said, “We are very excited to be working with the team at University Hospital Basel. They are a leading force in medical 3D printing, not just in Europe, but globally, and this alliance will ensure the expertise they have developed can support our company’s growth by informing the ongoing development of axial3D’s software solutions. With a growing requirement for 3D printing within healthcare, a centralized management platform is necessary for any 3D print lab, which plans to scale and grow in the coming years. University Hospital Basel has taken strides in its commitment to improving outcomes for patients through technology advances in the form of this collaboration.

He added, “Our software will help the hospital gain insight into the statistics and figures usually hidden within data, ultimately allowing them to measure clinical impact and value 3D printing is having for patients. The workflow management capability will allow the hospital to speed up the creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed models while ensuring auditability, reliability, and standardization.”

About University Hospital Basel (USB): The University Hospital Basel (USB) is one of the leading medical centres in Switzerland with a high internationally recognized standard. The interdisciplinary 3D Print Lab at the University Hospital Basel produces realistic anatomical models and other 3D objects from patient image data with numerous materials and printing technologies.

About axial3D: axial3D is a pioneering UK based medical 3D printing company specializing in the use of patient-specific medical models to advance both standards and efficiency of surgical intervention.

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