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Discover how 3D Systems' technologies are helping the University Hospital of Salzburg create patient-specific implants in Europe

University Hospital of Salzburg announced its first successful 3D-printed PEEK cranial implant. The patient, a 55-year-old man suffering from craniosynostosis, received the implant during a procedure on February 10, 2023. 

The hospital used Oqton’s D2P® software to create 3D models from the patient's CT images and Oqton’s Geomagic Freeform® to complete the design of the patient-specific occipital prosthesis. The cranial implant was printed using VESTAKEEP® i4 3DF PEEK by Evonik on 3D Systems’ EXT 220 MED (formerly Kumovis R1) extrusion platform. Additionally, the 3D Systems team consulted with the hospital to set up proper manufacturing procedures and support compliance with regulatory guidelines in Europe. 

PEEK Press Conference

Pictured: Stefan Leonhardt, Director, Medical Devices at 3D Systems

University Hospital of Salzburg held a press conference on March 31, 2023 to share more details about the patient's procedure, including a positive postoperative update. 

Read the full German press release from University Hospital of Salzburg in Austria.


Press conference at the University Hospital Salzburg with Patient Rainer Trummer, Univ. Prof. DDr. Alexander Gaggl (Chairman Uniklinik for the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery), DDr. Simon Enzinger (Managing Senior Physician for the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery), Priv.-Doz. Dr. Paul Sungler (Managing Director, Salzburger Landeskliniken), Stefan Leonhardt (Director, Medical Devices at 3D Systems)