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China Medical University and Aurora set up medical 3D printing joint venture

Medical 3-D printing is an emerging area of technology that allows doctors and researchers to create personalized devices for patients, improving the medical facilities. China Medical University (CMU) cooperates with AURORA group, to set up Changyang Biomedical International. Together, they will be offering various customized 3D medical services, including 3D printed implants, orthodontics and more. The dean of China Medical Hospital Dr.Der-Yang Zhou expressed that CMU Hospital is no stranger to 3D printing, having set up their own 3D medical R&D center back in September 2014. However, the resources of 3D-printing have only been centralized in the South Central area of Taiwan. With this cooperation with AURORA group, they hope to share and spread clinical experiences of 3D-printing and flourish the use of this extraordinary technology. According to Ms. Li-Hui Yang, the Chairwoman of Changyang Biomedical International, due to increased population and the growing demand in prosthetics, they’re looking at annual revenues of NT$ 1 billion in three years from now. This new venture,indeed, will be combining Aurora’s channel access to resources with the clinical experience of CMU. The hospital will be transferring the production of dental, orthopedic and orthognathic tools, as well as their digital surgery planning services, to Changyang Biomedical International. This also highlights the key areas in which Changyang Biomedical International will be focusing on initially. Right now, it will be divided into three product lines: invisible braces, orthognathic surgery and auxiliary equipment, and custom medical silicone mold output.