Anatomiz3D, a Mumbai-based medical technology company which utilises 3D printing and design technologies to provide personalised and customised healthcare solutions will establish its first location outside of India after being selected as the state’s next South Australian Landing Pad (SALP) Program recipient.
Leveraging 3D printing and modelling technologies, Anatomiz3D aims to help surgeons, medical establishments and universities to integrate 3D printing into their healthcare ecosystems through their patient specific products such as anatomical models, surgical guides, implants and medical educational models to lead a patient centric healthcare revolution.
An example of Anatomiz3D’s work, is their case study of a 3D printed anatomical replica of a 6 month old infant’s heart. The 3D model helped surgeons assess the possibility of a surgery and any chances of complications associated with the surgery. This was the first ever 3D printed heart model to be used in India.
In 2018, Anatomiz3D entered into a strategic partnership with Incredible AM, enabling them to produce customised implants with metal 3D printing; leading to a decision to expand internationally.
Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson, welcomed Anatomiz3D, saying their presence in South Australia would boost the state’s manufacturing, and health and medical industries.
“Anatomiz3D’s global ambitions fit right in with South Australia’s vision to become a global medical and manufacturing hub, and the state will benefit from their healthcare and education ecosystem,” Minister Patterson said.
“COVID-19 has increased the importance of local manufacturing, and Anatomiz3D’s operations will revolve around bringing innovative technologies in the healthcare ecosystem to Australia to supplement the current local manufacturing capability.
“Anatomiz3D will be a great contribution to the South Australian economy, creating up to 20 new roles over the next three to five years, and establishing an ecosystem to make Adelaide the hub for its operations.”
Under their SALP agreement, Anatomiz3D has been awarded $80,000; $40,000 to be used to help with office space and $40,000 which can be used to hire local professional services suppliers.
Vatsal Shah, Co-founder of Anatomiz3D, says the company’s initial value offering will revolve around raising awareness on the applications of the technology, and building an ecosystem advancing the use of the technology.
“We will be collaborating with local medical device companies, surgeons and Australian Universities and partner with the existing biomedical infrastructure to make Adelaide the hub for personalised healthcare,” Mr Shah said.
“Anatomiz3D is excited to be a part of the rapidly growing biomedical industry in Adelaide. We want to engage with various stakeholders across disciplines to co-create and truly advance Adelaide’s position as a global healthcare leader.”
Future plans for Anatomiz3D include collaborations with hospitals and medical clinics to set up point of care centres across the major hospitals in Australia, providing point of care solutions to patients, as well as set up a state-of-the-art 3D printing experience and education centre.
This centre of excellence will be applications focussed, getting the community to engage with 3D printing. The centre will have training courses for school students and internships for undergraduate students. It will also house an experience centre where people will be able to come in and play around with available tools.
The SALP is a crucial conduit for companies looking to build a presence in South Australia, helping businesses find a foothold in a new place, embed in the local economy, create jobs and forge connections with local vendors, partners, customers and collaborators.
If you want to know more about Anatomiz3D and their effort in the Indian Healthcare AM space do listen to the AM Infocast Episode where Firoza discusses the gaps between the 3D printing fraternity and its medical counter parts and gives insight into how training, education and foresight can help overcome these.