First speakers AM Seminar MEDICA / COMPAMED confirmed


The first speakers for the AM Seminar have confirmed their participation on Monday, November 13 at MEDICA / COMPAMED, where 3D fab+print organise a half-day Seminar on the application possibilities – as well as challenges – of Additive Manufacturing relative to the medical world.

The AM Seminar will take place above hall 8 of Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. Visitors of COMPAMED / MEDICA are welcome to attend the seminar from 01pm-05pm CET as well as to pose questions and join the discussion. The agenda for the afternoon is in the making, meanwhile let’s already have a look at two of the confirmed speakers and some of the topics that will be addressed.

Maikel Beerens – Xilloc

Maikel Beerens, CEO Xilloc Medical

With his thesis work, Maikel Beerens started the company Xilloc Medical B.V. and is headed to revolutionize the implant industry with the fast and reliable production of patient specific implants to close bone defects of the human skull.

From zero to perfect patient specific implants

Maikel will tell you about his personal story of realizing his dream and vision. A story about young entrepreneurship starting a business providing perfectly fitting patients specific implants to surgeon’s patients worldwide using additive manufacturing. After his decision to become market leader in this field a medical production division emerged to speed up this process.

Sandra de Vos – Vosfox Medical B.V.

Sandra de Vos, Director at VosFox Medical

In may of this year the new medical device regulations (MDR) came into force in the EU. Although there will be a transition period of four years, the changes will impact the whole medical device market.

3D printing, Quality and Regulatory

In her presentation ‘3D printing, Quality and Regulatory’ Sandra de Vos from Vosfox Medical will talk about how the new MDR changes how to deal with 3D printed medical devices. “Under the MDR the custom made device exception still exists, but mass-produced devices adapted to meet the specific requirements must be treated as industrial devices,” Sandra explains. And she continues: “is this applicable to the more common 3D printed devices (e.g. surgical guides)? And how does risk play a role in this?”

Attend the AM Seminar

For answers to these questions and to weigh in on the discussion, be sure to attend the medical AM Seminar! For visitors and exhibitors there are no costs for attending, however, seats are limited so registration is required. This is done easily by sending an email to Jolanda Heunen with the subject line: AM Seminar at COMPAMED /MEDICA 2017 and in the body your name, function title, and the company you represent.