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CMFT/MIMIT workshop - 3D Printing & Simulation Technologies for Healthcare...
Mon, November 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
This workshop is to assist in developing and testing ideas prior to the submission of an application to the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) / MIMIT funding call based around the Use of 3D Printing & Simulation Technologies for Healthcare.
There is increasing evidence that a number of clinical specialities are beginning to use 3D printing and simulation to find new ways to develop novel solutions for diagnostic devices, wearable monitors and to support training, accreditation and validation. An increasing number of research proposals are now including 3D printing using smart materials and bio-printing for implantables and combined with simulation it is being routinely used for surgical planning, and for prototype development.
This latest CMFT/MIMITunmet need call is seeking to match areas of unmet clinical or diagnostic need with these new areas of technology through the award of £4,000 per application that will enable the applicants to work with specialist teams to develop solutions. The Trust has teamed up with Digital Innovation and the 3D Printing Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), the Digital Fabrication Centre at the University of Manchester (UoM) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council at Daresbury to give our clinicians, researchers and delivery staff access to new technology and facilities that will enable us to co-develop pioneering solutions. All these facilities are in scope for this round of funding applications. Applications will require a CMFT member of staff as a lead or as a partner.
In order to assist with the development of high-quality proposals under this scheme the MMU 3D Print Service will run two ideas generation workshops specifically aimed at addressing the needs of clinicians and medical professionals. The workshops will focus on:
- Techniques and materials of 3D printing - from gypsum to bio-printing
- Use of MRI scans and other techniques for 3D image creation
- Use of 3D printing and other techniques in creating new service models, greater efficiency and better patient outcomes.
Informal support for developing applications will be available at the workshops.
An application form to apply for funding is now available online at:
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 5th November 2016.
For further information on 3D printing, visit:
and Simulation see