On 30th of September this year, Ortho Baltic completed the implementation of a Scientific Research and Technological Development Project “Establishment of the Implant Design and Development Centre” co-financed by the EU Structural and Investment Funds through a financial instrument „Intelektas LT+”.
The project implementation included the reconstruction of the Company’s facilities and building of infrastructures for scientific research and technological development including cutting-edge technologies for designing and manufacturing new generation medical products. Total investments in the Center reached 3.15 million Euros. The Center has now the following 3 laboratories and one experimental manufacturing department:
- Radiology Imaging Engineering Laboratory
- Implant Engineering Laboratory
- Experimental Manufacturing Shop
- Quality Control and Validation Laboratory
The Implant Design and Development Centre employs 15 researchers, including mechanical engineers, biomechanical engineers, IT engineers, physics, and robotics specialists who work in close collaboration with Lithuanian leading radiologists, orthopaedics, neurosurgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons at all the three Lithuanian university hospitals. We are planning to employ additional 15 highly qualified professionals over the next 3 years.
The Implant Design and Development Centre of Ortho Baltic has a unique set of research and experimental manufacturing equipment including design, modelling and simulation software packages, 3D printing equipment based on four different technologies for manufacturing medical implants from titanium, cobalt-chrome, and biocompatible composites, 5+1 axis CNC milling equipment, three-dimensional object digitization devices with a potential accuracy of 2 to 5 microns, a variety of surface treatment systems, and clean room equipment.
Ortho Baltic is actively investing in scientific research and technological development and is open to collaboration with partners in development of new generation medical devices.