UNIST, in collaboration with Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, has embarked on an exciting joint venture to research and develop advanced 3D printing medical device technology.
The UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center recently signed a business agreement with the Medical Device Usability Test Center at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital. This agreement outlines their collaborative efforts in various areas, including the research and development of 3D printing-based medical devices as well as support for the commercialization of domestically developed devices.
Notably, Yangsan Pusan National University Hospital’s Medical Device Usability Evaluation Center holds the distinction of being the first institution outside metropolitan areas designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare as a medical device usability test and evaluation center. With specialized facilities and expert manpower available within Korea’s largest comprehensive medical cluster, it is well-equipped to contribute significantly to this collaboration.
The signing ceremony of MoU between the two organizations took place on August 14 at the Industry-University Convergence Campus of UNIST. It was attended by Director Namhun Kim of UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center, and Director Ji-Uk Yoon of Medical Device Usability Test Center at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital.
Beyond their joint research and development activities in relation to 3D printing medical devices, both organizations aim to strengthen cooperation through shared discovery of national R&D tasks, utilization of R&D facility equipment together, personnel exchange programs between institutions, as well as academic exchanges.
Director Ji-Uk Yoon of Medical Device Usability Test Center at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital expressed his anticipation that close cooperation between both institutions will contribute significantly to revitalizing the southeast region’s 3D printing medical device industry. Director Namhun Kim also emphasized how the UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center possesses excellent capabilities for mass production while expressing plans to expand its focus into the field of 3D printing medical devices through this partnership with the Medical Device Usability Evaluation Center.
Established in 2020, the UNIST 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center has been actively promoting the application of 3D printing technology across major industries such as automobiles, shipbuilding, and energy through collaborations with relevant sectors.