Conceptualiz News

Conceptualiz joins all Canadian consortium (backed by $M NGen investment) to 3D print custom orthopaedic implants on demand.
https://betakit.com/nine-projects-to-receive-28-8-million-as-part-of-advanced-manufacturing-supercluster-investment/
The integration of medical science, precise imaging and measurements with industrial 3D printing to revolutionize the manufacturing of orthopedic implants. Project lead: Orthopedic Innovation Centre (Winnipeg, MB). Project partners: Pega Medical Inc. (Laval, QC), Spinologics (Montreal, QC), Conceptualiz (Halifax, NS), Precision ADM Inc (Winnipeg, MB).

Conceptualiz partners with Nova Scotia Health Authority.
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-at-5/local-3d-printing-software-helping-improve-surgeon-techniques-and-patient-outcomes-1.3669207
Local 3D printing software helping improve surgeon techniques and patient outcomes.

ENTREVESTOR: Conceptualiz Finishes App for Implants.
http://entrevestor.com/ac/blog/conceptualiz-finishes-app-for-implants
After three years, Conceptualiz brought its vision to life: a mobile application for the iPad that can design orthopedic implants personalized to the patient. The current app is exclusively available for research and educational purposes.

Surgeon Seeks to Market 3D Printed Implants on Demand.
http://www.bonezonepub.com/1262-surgeon-seeks-to-market-3d-printed-implants-on-demand
Surgeons love it. They think it’s the next big thing. The best feedback we’ve had relates to simplicity of the user interface and how this is a completely revolutionary idea. To be specific, our main customer is not the surgeon; our main customer and value proposition is to the medical device industry. The surgeon is the end user, but the value proposition speaks to the medical device industry.​

Is the End Near for Traditional Orthopedic Implant Makers?
Surgeon Seeks to Market 3D Printed Implants on Demand.
http://www.orthopreneurpub.comcomponent/content/article/611-surgeon-seeks-to-market-3d-printed-implants-on-demand

ENTREVESTOR: Conceptualiz’s 3D Printed Implants.
http://entrevestor.com/ac/blog/conceptualizs-3d-printed-implants

Conceptualiz Inc. awarded: 
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s “Productivity and Business Skills grant”. January 2015.

Conceptualiz Inc. awarded:
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s “Consulting Advisory Services grant”. December 2014.

Industry News

How Medical 3D Printing is Gaining Ground in Top U.S. Hospitals.
http://www.materialise.com/en/blog/3D-printing-us-hospitals
Out of the top 20 hospitals as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, 16 have implemented a medical 3D printing strategy.

Study sheds light on how surgeons use mobile technology.
http://www.imedicalapps.com/2014/11/insights-orthopedic-surgeons-use-mobile-technology/
Over 95% of surgeons use a smartphone and more than half a tablet. 

Patient-specific instruments: industry’s innovation with a surgeon’s interest.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-013-2626-5
Patient-specific instruments are of great interest if they can prove to increase the surgical accuracy and would make the surgical process more efficient.

Preoperative Planning in Fracture Management.
http://www.amjorthopedics.com/fileadmin/qhi_archive/ArticlePD
F/AJO/04109E128.pdf 
Formal preoperative planning should be recognized as an essential prerequisite to fracture management because of the potential to improve surgical efficiency.

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University of Toronto.
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