The First National Laparoscopy Skills Competition

The First National Laparoscopy Skills Competition qualifying match was held on December 22, 2019 in seven locations across China with nearly 300 physicians from 90 base hospitals. The competition was broadcast live from Chengdu and Shenzhen, while in Beijing the broadcast used the newly installed 5G network.

Hosted by Laparoscopic Surgeons Committee of CMDA Chinese Endoscopic Doctors Association and CMDA Chinese Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, the event was co-sponsored by National Education Examination Center and CMDA Chinese Endoscopic Doctors Association, and organized by the Sichuan Cancer Society and West China Hospital, Sichuan University.

Winners will participate in the Final Competition on January 12, 2020 at the West China Hospital.

Simbionix LAP Mentor systems from 3D Systems were used as the competition’s equipment, and Beijing Beidestar provided the technical and live broadcast support for the event. 3D Systems also designed the specific module for the competition.

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3D Systems Healthcare Products Now Available through ECAT Contract with Defense Logistics Agency

  • ECAT contract pricing for healthcare products and services for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps through February 2021

Date: April 25, 2016

3D Systems has won a competitive ECAT (Electronic Catalog) contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to deliver medical simulation products and accessories to U.S. military service branches.

ECAT is an online ordering, distribution and payment system providing Department of Defense and other federal customers access to multiple manufacturer and distributor commercial catalogs at discounted prices. ECAT customers can browse, compare and order pharmaceutical, laboratory, dental, optical fabrication, and commercial medical and surgical equipment items, including medical simulators and training equipment.

The 3D Systems Healthcare ECAT contract currently includes 129 catalog items including virtual reality training simulators, software modules, and 3D printed models for procedure planning and rehearsal.


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Susan Vetrone, Director of Marketing, Healthcare




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3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

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As the world progresses towards personalized medicine and treatment, 3D Systems has re-imagined the future of medicine.  3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing capabilities.

Patient-specific models can be printed from segmentation files that are created by the PROcedure Rehearsal Studio software. Clients can upload their patient’s clinical data on Simbionix software and smoothly plan and print a physical model that will help improve clinical outcomes and increase patient safety.

Printed models are beneficial for:

  1. Medical training programs- to allow better understanding of the anatomy, skills attainment and practice on true-to-life organs
  2. Medical device companies- to provide a solid platform for device bench testing
  3. Physicians planning an upcoming procedure- to enable repetitive practice on patient specific anatomy without putting the patient at risk

3D Systems solutions are used to rapidly design and print devices and assemblies, facilitate communication and planning, and create prototypes to empower customers to manufacture the future.

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