London, ON to become North American leader in medical 3D printing

The London Medical Network, Western University and Renishaw are partnering to establish the Additive Design in Surgical Solutions Centre.

0 April 24, 2017
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The London Medical Network (LMN) has announced the establishment of the Additive Design in Surgical Solutions (ADEISS) Centre. LMN is working with Western University and Renishaw PLC for this $6.8 million partnership, focused on developing a new research, development and commercialization centre to develop 3D printed medical instruments and surgical solutions.

AEDISS LMN partners with RenishawADEISS will focus on developing proprietary solutions, sharing knowledge between partners and open up employment opportunities. The Centre will be located at Western University’s Discovery Park and will reach the dental, orthopaedic and medical device sectors across North America.

“The London Medical Network aims to make our city a global leader in medical research and innovation in order to improve health care around the world,” said Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and LMN Governing Council Member.

The partnership brings together leaders in research, technical and business development from Western, Robarts Research Institute, the Lawson Health Research Institute and Renishaw PLC. Renishaw’s participation in the partners brings access to advanced additive manufacturing solutions.

“Renishaw is very excited to be a fundamental part of the ADEISS program together with Western University and Robarts Research Institute. Following on from the great success of our European Medical Solution Center located in Miskin, South Wales, ADEISS will be crucial in Renishaw’s ability to impact the North American market,” said Dafydd Williams, President of Renishaw (Canada) Limited. “We anticipate this uniquely placed facility will yield many new innovations in both medical device design and the use of Additive Manufacturing technology to push the boundaries of current thinking and design in this technically very demanding field.”

The collaboration will expose London, ON start-up companies, learners and trainees to an advanced tech environment to develop and test new products for use in the healthcare sector.

“Partnerships such as this one, which bring together industry, clinicians, researchers and academia, are the future of innovation,” said Amit Chakma, Western University President. “Bringing all of these great minds together will no doubt yield impressive results.”

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