La-Femme (Sinterex) – Global Health & Pharma (GHP), a global information sharing platform & a multi-disciplinary members community announced winners of the 2019 Technology Awards this month and recognised Sinterex as Best 3D-Printed Healthcare Products Manufacturer – Middle East.
In its announcement, GHP said, “Technology is a great force for change across numerous industries, sectors and fields. In the global healthcare industry, it has become a disruptive tool that is quickly revolutionising medical practice, research and pharmaceutical development. As technology continues to grow and develop in sophistication, finding factories of the future is a top priority for every industry, including healthcare. Able to take advantage of the latest innovations in 3D scanning, design and printing, Sinterex combines state-of-the-art technology with the finest in medical practice.”
Julian Callanan, Founder & Managing Director of Sinterex says, “Healthcare is an entirely personal matter, with no solution fitting two people. Finding a solution that is truly bespoke is currently a major challenge, but the rise in the use of 3D printing technology has changed the economics of personalisation and is now set to transform the medical industry.”
3D printing can support medical professionals in every area of the industry, ranging from Dental Laboratories, to Dental Clinics, to Hospitals. Sinterex has developed products for medical professionals active in each of these areas. For example, for hospitals, DHA announced earlier this year that medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital.
“A team of biomedical engineers are now on site working side-by-side with medical professionals to provide access to patient specific anatomical models. The benefits are amazing. By being onsite our team are in close communication with the DHA surgeons and can quickly respond to their requests. We are seeing significant time savings for the surgeries which we are supporting.” added Julian Callanan.
Many things set Sinterex apart from the norm, for example the company developed an innovative online portal which allows the team behind this business to work remotely with customers, who can review 3D files anywhere and at any time thanks to smartphone compatibility.
But perhaps Sinterex’s most unique feature is that it is a trailblazer in the UAE breaking down commercial and technological challenges. In 2017, Sinterex was the first company to commercially deploy complex metal 3D printing technology, using this to make teeth and other dental products, quickly building an international customer portfolio. In 2019, Sinterex started to offer products for Hospitals and one of the highlights was using Titanium 3D printing technology to save the jaw of a young cancer patient. In 2020, Sinterex became the first company in the UAE to bring 3D printing to the point-of-care with its DHA collaboration.
With its willingness to take on commercial and technological challenges, Sinterex finds itself on the cutting edge of the marketplace, keenly positioned to provide a service that can only enhance the work of medical professionals. In specialising in this area of operation, the burden of research and creation has been lifted from medical professionals, allowing both parties to do their job to the best of their ability.
Pushing the boundaries of innovation, its companies like Sinterex that have allowed healthcare to take the next big step in medical technology.
Sinterex is the UAE’s first specialist provider of 3D printed medical products. Its mission is to support medical professionals to achieve better patient outcomes. The company has served over 8,000 patients in 9 countries stretching from Saudi Arabia to South Africa.