Safer and More Effective Surgery
Our mission is to support safer and more effective surgery. We aspire to be the global leader producing “hyper-real” organ models and tools for use in surgical simulation, medical training and for the medical device industry. Our hyper-real, high volume, generic surgical training models are produced using our unique materials and traditional manufacturing. We are starting to roll these out to a wide community of surgeons, health institutions and global medical device companies. We have also produced complex models from individual MRI/CT scans, that have been successfully used to rehearse for life critical surgery. We are continuing to develop our 3D printing techniques and our longer-term vision is to bring our organic 3D printers and inks to widespread use for health providers.
Bioprinting pioneers Alan Faulkner-Jones, left, and Dr Will Shu, right. Picture: Colin Hattersley. Credits: The Scotsman.
Pioneering 3D Organ Printing Technology
OrganLike was founded from world leading research from Scottish Universities. Over the last 5 years we have developed novel 3D printing technology and unique material formulations that enable us to rapidly manufacture organ models that have a much greater organ-like look, feel and dynamic behaviour than hard-plastic, silicone, rubber or hydrogel-based models.
OrganLike models will allow real-example surgery scenarios to be presented to trainees and surgeons multiple times at low cost. Made from low-cost, disposable, organic material our products provide a hyper-realistic response to incision and suturing as well as other surgical techniques such as diathermy and imagery techniques such as ultrasound.
OrganLike models will be produced from MRI and CT data files and will allow surgeons to plan and rehearse surgical procedure, in the calm of a non-theatre environment, prior to surgery. Our low product cost will allow multiple rehearsals. Our rapid production will allow models to be produced in hours, not days.
We believe that OrganLike Models will offer health services:
Improved and low cost surgical training
Opportunity for trainees and surgeons to develop and practice ‘hands-on’ skills
Standardised, consistent and measured training
Readily available and reliable models made using non-animal materials
Models that provide a hyper-realistic response to incision, suturing, diathermy and ultrasound
Low-cost risk reduction through planning, confidence building and ‘hands-on’ practice
Products & Services
OrganLike will produce large volume, low-cost, ‘hyper-real’ organ models and tools for medical training purposes and the med-device industry. We will also offer bespoke (one-off) models for the planning and rehearsal of surgical procedure.
Our vision is also that, in time, we will offer licensing for printing technology and materials for our customers to ‘print-their-own’.
OrganLike has a significant R&D background and we shall continue to develop a series of new products applying our unique 3D printing technology and materials expertise.
Cooperation on future research and new product development is very welcome – contact us for more details.