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 medicinal products. Total investments in the Centre amounted to 3.15 million Euros. The Centre has the following 3 laboratories and one experimental manufacturing shop:
- Radiology Imaging Engineering Laboratory
- Implant Engineering Laboratory
- Experimental Manufacturing Department
- Quality Testing 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, orthopaedic surgeons, 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 Baltic Orthoservice has a unique set of research and experimental manufacturing equipment including design, modelling and simulation software packages, 3D laser printing equipment based on four different technologies for manufacturing medical implants from titanium, cobalt-chrome, biocompatible composites and other materials, 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.