In the United Kingdom they know very well about the great advantages that 3D printing can offer in the medical sector, hence the country, through the National Institute for Health Research, has just opened a new research and development center in the city of Bristol, baptized as Bristol Biomedical Research Center, where about 25 million euros have been invested.
The idea behind the creation of this new center is none other than that several highly qualified teams begin to develop and test new, highly innovative surgical technologies. How could it be otherwise, among the technologies that can be tested, is 3D printing for the production of fully customized surgical models.
UK creates its own research and development center in Bristol to update its surgical techniques to make them safer
Based on the statements made by the different spokespersons during the opening gala of the center, it seems that in the United Kingdom during 2017 just under 5 million operations were carried out, due to this high amount it is necessary that investments be made to guarantee that they are minimize any type of error that can be made during surgery, something that can be very dangerous since an error in this type of operation is usually fatal.
Due to this and to the interest that all medical specialists have put in testing their methods in models created by 3D printing beforehand, it is not surprising that a center like this has been created, where they will not only seek to create new techniques, but also update existing ones to be much safer, something very interesting, especially if we consider that more than 5% of all hospital deaths are currently attributed to situations that can be prevented and anticipated.