Current quality control of the breast scaffolds is performed via mechanical testing, which may be destructive and visual inspection by the technician. The non-destructive gold standard is microCT imaging and analysis, however this method is very expensive, time-consuming and limited to a few scaffolds only.
The objective of this project is the development of a new quality control device and method suitable to provide quality assurance of large 3D printed soft tissue scaffolds.
Alignment within M3D Innovation:
Application of multiscale imaging.
Overlap with other projects that require a quality control within their additive manufacturing process.
Evaluation of quality control (QC) metric.
Definition of parameters and acceptable margins.
Market analysis of current non-destructive optical and acoustical systems that could be used to perform QC.
Development of an automated/semi-automated image analysis algorithm to perform QC.
Evaluation of QC parameter: time, cost, accuracy.
Development of Quality Assurance (QA) Protocol using novel QC system.
Implementation of novel QA system in current BellaSeno’s QMS.
Evaluation of the quality control metric for breast implants.