European Project H2020

 11 February 2020

3DCERAM-SINTO participates in the NEXIS project that will permit the diagnosis and quick treatment of strokes directly in operating rooms.

3DCeram for biomedical Nexis Projects

3D Printing and biomedical, a partnership for innovation

As part of the European project H2020 NEXIS, 3DCERAM-SINTO has been selected in the consortium for its 3D ceramic printing technologies. As part of the Next Generation X-ray Imaging System (NEXIS) research program, 3DCERAM-SINTO team’s is building detector part of this device that can diagnose and enable doctors to react quicker in the operating room.

The aim of the European project NEXIS (Next Generation X ray Imaging System) is to develop a new spectral detector to improve image quality and functionality for a rapid diagnosis of strokes directly in the procedure room

This new system will reduce the duration of diagnosis and treatment (up to 50%) saving lives and reducing healthcare costs.

To optimize spectral imaging, the NEXIS project will provide imaging with enhanced contrast, while maintaining high spatial resolution through an innovative X-ray spectral detector combined with specific image processing.

This new X-ray detection system for stroke diagnosis will then be clinically evaluated in a Swedish hospital, Karolinska University Hospital.

 A global scientifique innovation

The project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium involving the entire value chain (photonics, R&D, medical systems, application owner, component supply chain and equipment manufacturer). So it will allow key players in the European industry of medical photonics to generate sales. And then remain competitive by providing a new mode of imaging X-ray with a production in the European Union. NEXIS will strengthen European competitiveness by developing detector technology that meets the needs of the European and global X-ray imaging market.

In this project, 3DCERAM-SINTO, a recognized player in the biomedical sector with the production of bio ceramic cranial implants, is responsible for the manufacture of scintillators by 3D printing. Then the  parts of the detector will be manufactured via the industrial printer C900 FLEX ®, in Limoges.

3D printing of ceramics developed by 3DCERAM-SINTO is unique and will accelerate the design of this extraordinary medical imaging project, able to identify in real time a brain injury.

For Richard Gaignon, the CEO of 3DCERA-SINTO ‘Our selection in the consortium is the recognition of the excellence in our technology and our strategy of innovation conducted for the past 17 years. This pushed us to be the world leader in 3D ceramic printing, from the design of the parts to the manufacturing stage. This partnership with Europe’s leading researchers is a great opportunity to advance science and deliver the best of 3D ceramic printing technologies to medical research at a level never before achieved.”