University Centre for 3D Printing in Medicine and Pharmacy
In the University Centre for 3D Printing (UC3D), different sections of the UKE work together interdisciplinarily on the topic of 3D printing. The future topic of 3D printing is already being applied at the UKE today in the interdepartmental centre, which was newly founded in 2022. The diverse possibilities offered by 3D printing in medicine and pharmacy are being researched here and brought into clinical application.
The aim of the centre's work is to continuously improve patient care.
To this end, the 3D Printing Centre is doing pioneering work in this forward-looking field through its research activities. Research projects are currently underway to produce individual medicines and implants for patients. In the hospital pharmacy, research is being conducted into the production of patient-specific medicines using 3D printers
3D printing in medicine and pharmacy offers:
- Improved patient care
- Improved communication between patients and doctors
- Improved student education in medicine - Self-production of protective equipment and, in the future, of e.g. medicines, implants and tools