Clinical engineering and innovative technologies for surgery

Written by Giuseppe Isu

Biomedical Engineer, Giuseppe Isu (Medics 3D, Turin, Italy), discusses the role of clinical engineering in surgery, 3D printing for rapid prototyping, pre-operative surgical planning and the development of innovative technologies for surgery.

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Giuseppe Isu is a Biomedical Engineer with 7 years of experience. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and has spent his career between Italy and Switzerland working in the field of tissue engineering. In 2019, he joined Medics 3D (Turin, Italy) as R&D manager, where he directs the innovation roadmap of the company.

As Isu discusses the role of clinical engineering in surgery, this interview encourages a multidisciplinary approach to innovating the operating room, focusing less on traditional surgical approaches and more on how clinical engineering and an inquisitive approach can drive innovation in the future, coupled with the need for standardization for a fast-growing area for applications of 3D technologies.

“… there is a huge need for standardization. It is very positive that the technology is able to enter any hospital site very easily but, at the same time, it is a huge risk not to have a well-perceived and standardized medical device.

Isu was interviewed at 3DMedLIVE 2019: 3D printing in surgery. To access more exclusive interviews and content from 3DMedLIVE 2019, watch this space on 3DMedNet >>

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Interview segments:

  • Introduction [00:03]
  • 3D printing for pre-operative planning [00:44]
  • 3D printing: from rapid prototyping to surgical planning [01:14]
  • Developing innovative technologies for surgery [02:16]
  • Overcoming challenges facing 3D printing [02:52]


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