The Québec Industrial Research Center (CRIQ) and the CHU Québec-Université Laval network of hospitals has launched a project to open a $2.874 million (USD) medical 3D printing center in Québec City.
François Blais, Minister of the Capitale-Nationale region, made the announcement on behalf of Québec’s Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation Dominique Anglade, adding that the government would be providing approximately $2.299 million (USD) of the total cost.
Services for patient-specific artificial limbs and tissues
Integrated into all hospitals within the region, the forthcoming medical center will provide point-of-care 3D printing services for customized prosthesis. It will also conduct research in the field of regenerative medicine, using 3D bioprinting as a means of making transplantable human tissues.
Some of the latest medical research to be released from CHU Québec-Université Laval includes studies into 3D ultrasound planning for the treatment of cervical cancers, and a similar technique supported by 3D printing for personalized breast cancer therapy.
CRIQ on the other hand has the dedicated 3D printing innovation program Réseau Québec-3D, a partner of the national additive manufacturing accelerator Canada Makes. The center also provides dedicated metal 3D printing services to manufacturers in Québec using EOS M290 equipment.
Source : 3DPI