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3D printing 'can transform healthcare sector'

The use of 3D printing technology in the healthcare sector has the potential to transform lives for the better, experts said at a conference in Dubai, UAE.

Health professionals discussed processes, applications, and the conditions for adopting 3D printing at the seventh edition of Dubai Science Park (DSP) Advance Health networking event, which also witnessed an interactive demonstration of 3D printing in action, said a Wam news agency report.

Titled ‘How 3D Printing Is Transforming Health’, the event organised in partnership with Synapse Medical Services, a healthcare administration company, and Connect Communications, a strategic healthcare communications agency, featured panellists from the Dubai Health Authority, Aetrex Worldwide, Burjeel Hospital, EOS and Sinterex.

Dr Mohammed Al Redha, director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA, said that the technology in the healthcare space has the potential to transform lives for the better. The role of 3D printing is promising due to its precision, speed and the potential savings it can bring to healthcare systems.

Al Redha added: “We have already seen the benefits of this technology across a number of areas in Dubai including dentistry, surgeries and 3D printed prosthetics. Our aim is to continue to work in collaboration with the private sector to see how we can best implement this technology within Dubai’s healthcare landscape.”