3D metal printer at College of Dental Medicine expands possibilities for innovation


IMAGE: The component that Renne was able to print for the ZIAN team.
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Credit: MUSC

When the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina needed to bring to life a neurosurgeon’s idea for better instrumentation for sacroiliac surgery, there was one obvious partner to turn to: the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.

The college is the only dental program in the nation to have the Sisma Mysint100 3D selective laser fusion printer that creates 3D prints from metal rather than plastic, and Walter Renne, D.M.D., a professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and assistant dean of innovation and digital dentistry, is eager to see what it can do.

“3D printing is how we get stuff from our imagination into reality. One of the issues in the past was most of what we could print was plastic, and plastic degrades. You need something

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Colorado Access Awards $1.83 Million for Health Innovation

Colorado Access Awards $1.83 Million for Health Innovation

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DENVER, Oct. 7, 2020

Funding will support addressing health inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, as well as telehealth programs that will impact the lives of local communities

DENVER, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Colorado Access, a nonprofit community-based health plan striving to improve the health and lives of the underserved, today awarded $1.83 million to 19 organizations across Colorado to support the transformation of a coordinated, accountable system of care that improves health delivery and reduces inequities exacerbated by COVID-19.

The Community Innovation Pool awards are part of a new program offered by Colorado Access that funds development and implementation of new models of care that are focused on two major goals:

Focus Area #1: Health inequities and social needs exacerbated by COVID-19

Funding Goals:

  • To support innovative initiatives, programs and/or services that aim to address and lessen health inequities

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Fourth Bioelectronic Medicine Summit Showcases Broad Innovation

Some of the most influential international experts, researchers, and scientific minds participated in the Fourth Bioelectronic Medicine Summit: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms, hosted by The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research – the global scientific home of bioelectronic medicine – on September 23 and 24.

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Drs. Kevin Tracey, Valentin Pavlov, Sangeeta Chavan welcome participants to the 2020 Bioelectronic Medicine Summit (Credit: Feinstein Institutes)

Bioelectronic medicine combines molecular medicine, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering to develop innovative therapies to treat a variety of diseases and conditions through targeted stimulation of nerves, including paralysis, arthritis, pulmonary hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease. Due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this year’s summit was held virtually and drew nearly 200 attendees, including esteemed academic leaders, members of the media, and industry professionals.

“Even though our recent focus has been on discovering a COVID-19 treatment, we continue

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