AdventHealth Nicholson Center, a leading medical training center has revealed the formal unveiling of its Prototype Lab. The lab will help give the needed technology, sector expertise and experimenting. This is in a move to take a medical product from an idea to a functioning prototype.
According to the center, the Prototype Lab is a novel space for researchers, physicians, engineers, and other healthcare professionals. It is intended to help grow their concepts for medical gadgets.
The in-house engineers for Nicholson Center’s make use of the newest technology. The technology is in 3D printing and 3D Computer-Aided Design modeling to test, develop, and perfect inventions to enhance clinical results.
Speaking during a press release, B.S., Biomedical Engineer and Prototype Lab lead at AdventHealth Nicholson Center, Jodi Fails said the following: “Our expert team can help bring an idea from ‘napkin sketch’ to reality, and our 3D printing capabilities allow inventors to hold an actual version of their device in their hands for evaluation.”
“Most product developers assist with creation but have to look externally for lab testing. However, with Nicholson Center’s Prototype Lab, we have the unique ability to take inventions straight from the printer to the lab for immediate testing on high-quality tissue.” He added.
The Prototype Lab engineers will initially take the inventor’s early idea and finish an introductory design and patent search. This is in a move to start the development procedure. After that, they start the process of CAD 3D modeling. When the last design is picked, the print is sent to the in-house Objet350 Connex3 polyjet printer. The printer can print over 1,000 materials. This includes flexible rubber, rigid plastic, full color, transparent, and any mix. The aim is to have a working prototype.
Following the review, the author may instantly try their machine on tissue in the very building. They can do this via Nicholson Center’s state-of-the-art labs. The Nicholson Center can further act as a confirming space for the stock’s trial period. This is in case an author has a product that is set to be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
“Beyond the technology and testing capabilities at Nicholson Center, our experts bring the pivotal industry knowledge that is so crucial to the early stages of product development,” says Director of Corporate Development at AdventHealth Nicholson Center, Lilly Graziani.
“With a key balance of tradition and innovation, our engineers, physicians and clinical staff work with inventors to create a product that will reach the medical community’s ultimate goal: improving patient outcomes.” She added.
Furthermore, the Prototype Lab may help with customized medicine. For example, Nicholson Center technicians may 3D print patient anatomy converted from MRI or CT scan. This is for use in a patient’s surgical planning, consultation, and as a source all through a procedure. It offers physicians and added pre-surgery planning device.
The lab may as well assist to improve special educational training machines. The machines can be utilized in courses to train specific processes or for teaching on particular devices.