These 3D printed organs are an advanced tool to help surgeons and other medical professionals to better train and plan. French startup Biomodex offers 3D printed surgical simulators and replica organs for cardiac and orthopedic as well as ears, nose and throat procedures. Based in Paris, the company creates realistic organs that are patient-specific, offering surgeons the chance to practice difficult operations and attempt alternative options beforehand.
The multi-material 3D printed organs are possible thanks to ultrasound and MRI scans. They are also designed to be patient-specific so that the placement of arteries and veins plus tissue and bone densities are accurate. In addition to organs, Biomodex produces disease and injury-specific replicas with their same printing process.
This process not also improves accuracy and success in surgeries, but it also saves time and money compared to using cadavers and animals for training purposes.