The 3D-Lab+ works closely together with Design & Prototyping. Design & Prototyping is the innovation hub of the LUMC for the development of new medical devices. Translation of bench-to-bedside plays a central role, in which groundbreaking research and innovative ideas get the chance to have a lasting impact on healthcare within and outside the LUMC. Using a multidisciplinary approach, in-depth knowledge of healthcare challenges, legislation, materials and design are combined in innovation that meet the needs of healthcare.
In addition, Design & Prototyping can also help out in regular healthcare, where specific products or modifications are needed for the care of atypical patients that are encountered in academic hospitals like the LUMC.