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MAKE-IT ACCELERATOR | KENYA
Models of life!
Every year, 3D printing offers more and more promise in the healthcare field. And while the ultimate goal of printing whole complex organs for transplants may still be decades away, 3D printing is helping to save and improve lives in ways – and in places – never imagined just a few years ago.
The Kenyan tech start-up Micrive Infinite provides 3D models for surgeons. The work primarily focuses on printing patient-specific models prior to surgery to look at a patient’s specific anatomy. By incorporating 3D printing in the treatment-planning phase, they help to improve success rates, reduce complications and pursue cost effectiveness. The main areas are reconstructive surgeries following trauma, tumors, and congenital conditions.