Doctors today view patients’ pathologies through tradition 2D Medical Imaging such as X-Ray, CT or MRI scans. High level of visualization is required in understanding these complex pathologies. 3D renders on the other hand lack the tactile feedback that a physical 3D Medical Model would be able to provide. 3D Printed Medical Models allow surgeons to plan and practice complex procedures before the actual operation. This helps in discovering new minimally invasive procedures, reducing overall surgical time, patient risk and recovery time. In addition, they are also essential communication tools in Medical Education, where it facilitates the understanding of anatomical structures and surgical procedures. At Creatz3D we pride ourselves as a solution provider for our customers, working together with them to provide the perfect solution for their needs. With our focus on Medical 3D Printing application, our seamless end to end solution guarantees a hassle-free experience in converting DICOM to 3D Printed Medical Models. Additionally, with 15 years of experience in various additive manufacturing technologies and post processing techniques, we are able to emulate the human anatomy in a range of textures required. These can be the rigid anatomies of the bone as well as the various soft anatomies of the organs, providing essential tactile feedback for surgical or educational needs.
> Mr Nigel Yap
Nigel is the Accounts Manager of the Medical Service Bureau (MSB) at Creatz3D Pte Ltd. MSB focuses on delivering 3D printing services to the medical industry in the region. It helps convert DICOM file to 3D Printable Medical Models for the MedTech and Medical industry.
Nigel’s enthusiasm and passion has always been is in the medical application of 3D-printing and the benefits that it can bring to patient well-being. This focus has led him to develop the medical division within Creatz3D. MSB prides itself in working closely with Medical Device Manufacturers, Medical Practitioners and Educators, providing them with a onestop medical 3D-printing solution.
With four years of working experience in Creatz3D, Nigel is one of the most experienced staff in the company with extensive knowledge in various 3D-printing technology. In his current position, as an Accounts Manager, he aims to encourage the local medical industry in the adoption of 3D-printing technology in various areas from pre-surgical planning to medical training simulators. Nigel graduated with a degree in Business (Marketing) from RMIT Singapore Institute of Management.
> Ms Catherine Chia
Ms Catherine Chia is a Biomedical Engineer in the Medical Service Bureau (MSB) at Creatz3D Pte Ltd. MSB focuses on delivering 3D-printing services to the MedTech and Medical industry in the region.
Having joined in May 2017, Catherine works closely with other members of Creatz3D in exploring and establishing cases pertaining to the integration of 3D printing technologies in the workflow of hospitals, corporates with clinical exposures and life science research laboratories. Her role is to bridge the gap between 3D-printing technologies and its potential use in healthcare and medical technology fields.
Prior to joining Creatz3D, Catherine has three years of experience in 3D-printing and Bio-printing areas across several disciplines, which include neuroscience, cardiovascular, orthopaedics, electrophysiology, tissue engineering and mechanical engineering.
Catherine holds a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (RWTH Aachen University), has done two research attachment terms with Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), National University of Singapore, and Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group (University of Otago). She also holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Curtin University).