KUMOVIS & RENOLIT – CHANGING THE FUTURE WITH 3D PRINTED BONE PARTS
Imagine you are lying in the emergency room after a severe bicycle accident, and your life depends on urgently replacing of the damaged part of your skull. Imagine that, while your life is being fought for in the operating theatre, this vitally important implant is printed outright in the hospital. Yes, you read correctly: printed – on a 3D printer, directly at the point of care. It is shaped according to your skull and it fits exactly so that the surgeon can insert it immediately without the need for any further intervention.
Sound like a promising futuristic vision? We at RENOLIT, together with our partner Kumovis, are already offering such solutions today. Already today, we can make a difference for numerous patients, by making daily surgical interventions faster, easier and safer thanks to the manufacturing of patient-tailored medical implants made of high-performance polymers for highly sensitive areas, such as the spine, shoulder joints, or damaged skulls due to severe trauma – in real time, exactly where they are needed.
INNOVATIONS ARE DRIVING US FORWARD
Such innovations are what drives us forward. Thanks to our many years of expertise in the field of healthcare polymer processing, we are continually breaking new ground and aim to actively shape future healthcare with innovative breakthrough improvements, so that we can make life noticeably easier and safer for many people. Together with our partners, we lead the way by sharing our knowledge and expertise, leveraging synergies and pushing forward new technologies in order to continuously expand our portfolio with new products, systems and services.
ENABLING MANY EXCITING FIELDS IN R&D
Prospectively, there are many exciting fields of research and development in which the joint expertise of Kumovis and RENOLIT can play a crucial role for patients. We intend to develop a wide range of innovative opportunities for individualisation, optimisation and modification of customer-specific devices, with future development of new dedicated polymer materials and production technologies and processes. Special coloured plastics visible under X-ray and implants that degrade in the body after serving their purpose or that are used in the short term for local drug delivery are just a few of them.
THE USUAL UNUSUAL COMBINATION
Although it sounds unusual at first, the combination of a fresh and dynamic start-up on one side and a long-standing and well-established family-owned company in the healthcare and pharmaceutical applications on the other create the best conditions for inventing the future. The synergistic combination of different views, working methods and dynamics, based on diverse businesses and corporate structures, allow us to benefit from each other and change the world together.
In cooperation with Kumovis, we want to revolutionise the future of patient care.