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3D virtualization could boost medical device development

Medical device design usually involves the use of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAD/CAM environments. The process is long and iterative. Now, two professors at the University of Minnesota have come up with a 3D visualization device that aims to revolutionize how medical devices are designed and tested, thereby shortening R&D cycles and the costs associated. The U’s Office for Technology Commercialization recently showcased the device in the hopes of finding a commercial partner, said Karen Kaehler, technology strategy manager at the OTC, in an interview with MedCity News. Currently, a medical device company that uses a CAD/CAM-type...

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