Biodonostia Health Research Institute, founded in 2008, is the first institute for medical research in the Basque region of Spain. Daily, the institute and the co-located Donostia University Hospital, face challenging surgical cases. These all require precise, complex and often difficult surgeries during which surgeons need to make the most of every tool in their arsenal to ensure a safe clinical outcome.
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patient-specific model of a thoracic wall tumor

This patient-specific model of a thoracic wall tumor was 3D printed using the Stratasys Fortus 450mc.

“By creating a precise, anatomically-accurate 3D printed model of the thoracic wall, we were able to plan and perform the resection on the 3D model ahead of the surgery. This meant a significant reduction in time under anaesthesia, and for our hospital, freeing up time in operating rooms saves costs.”

Dr. Jon Zabaleta, Biodonostia Health Research Institute