Barcelona, June 7, 2019 – The BCN3D and University of Girona teams are honored to have been awarded the best Additive Manufacturing Healthcare Application at the prestigious 3DPI Awards for their groundbreaking results fighting breast cancer.
On the night of June 6th the 3D Printing Awards 2019 were announced at a dinner gala in the Royal College Of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in London. Together with the Group for the Investigation ‘ONCOen3D’ from University of Girona, in Spain, BCN3D received the price in the Best Medical, Dental or Healthcare Application category.
The case: Isolating cells from one of the most aggressive breast cancers
Five months ago the results were out, and they were one of the most important medical milestones in the research of triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive and highest relapse rate.
BCN3D and ‘ONCOen3D’ team from the University of Girona led by Dr. Teresa Puig and Dr. Joaquim de Ciurana, joined forces on a groundbreaking medical study: using the BCN3D Sigma, the research team was able to manufacture three-dimensional scaffolds used to separate stem cells, responsible for causing relapses, in order to study them later to devise pharmaceuticals capable of eliminating them without affecting other cells and avoiding the occurrence of relapses in patients. You can read more about the use case here.
The award: Medical, dental or healthcare Application of the year 2019
The award recognizes the disruptive potential of Additive Manufacturing within the healthcare, dental and medical disciplines. 3DPI audience considered the use case on obtaining a device that would isolate those cells responsible for causing cancer relapses as the most disruptive and groundbreaking medical case of the year.
The event awarded 20 categories, such as FFF Printer of the Year, Software Tool of the Year or Start Up of the Year. Among other recognized companies, industry leaders such as Ultimaker, Stratasys, e3D, GE Additives or Prusa, took home awards.
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