Interreg 3DMed - Development and streamlined integration of 3D printing technologies to enable advanced medical treatment and its widespread application

This project has received funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S04-014 3DMed.


3DMed aims to improve the affordability and large-scale accessibility of medical treatment using 3D printed devices. Top universities and innovative companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK join forces in an unprecedented exercise to explore the full potential of the 3D printing technology for advanced medical care.


Expected results

  • Streamlined care by integrating diagnosis, design and manufacturing of 3D printed medical devices with post-operative evaluation into a validated and widely accessible software platform. This will enable reduction of lead times from 6-8 weeks currently to 6-8 days by 2021 and to 24 hours by 2023.
  • Personalized medical devices (prostheses, implants and orthoses) designed using the images acquired for individual patients. Using the integrated 3D printing technology to manufacture these customised devices will lead to reductions in cost by as much as 90%. The costs for the medical treatments will thereby be decreased by as much as 30%.
  • Complex shapes and miniaturized geometries for implants and surgical instruments, as well as functionalised medical devices to enhance treatment effectiveness and speed up post-treatment recovery.


Start date: 12/07/2018

End date: 31/03/2022


More infos

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Lead partner:

Technische Universiteit Delft

Project Partners:

Stichting Materials innovation institute

Universiteit Gent

Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels


Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V.

Meridian Technique Limited

Amber Implants B.V.

University of Oxford

Oxford MESTAR Limited

3D LifePrints


Université de Lille

Strategisch Initiatief Materialen

Oceanz B.V .

Avroxa bvba



Observer Partners:

Reinier de Graaf Groep

AZZENO/Cosmipolis Clinic

University Medical Center Utrecht

Department of Plastic Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leiden University Medical Center

CADskills BVBA

Nelson Labs Europe N.V .


Dassault Systèmes



In4care vzw

Cousin Biotech

Blue Sparrows MedTech Finance B.V.