Additive technologies for individual drug-loaded implants for middle ear and frontal sinus

LFM participates in the research network "RESPONSE – Partnership for Innovation in Implant Technology". As a partner in research project 18, that focuses future technologies for medical applications, LFM works on work package AP 3. The first key aspect the investigation of a digital light processing (DLP) method for high-resolution 3D printing of drug-loaded implants to use in the middle ear and frontal sinus. The second key aspect is the coating and drug loading of implants via inkjet printing. Inkjet printing is a process for high-precision droplet ejection.

RESPONSE is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the funding program "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovationen ".

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Robert Mau

Funding: Funding program „Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovationen“ of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Research program: RESPONSE – Partnerschaft für Innovation in der Implantattechnologie

Figure: 3D-printed prototype of an implant for the frontal sinus, printed with data from partner HörSys GmbH, Hannover.