BellaFactum – Fully automated production system for resorbable, 3D-printed breast implants

BMBF-Project / Project start /

Patients who have lost their breasts due to breast cancer or another serious illness can have them permanently and cosmetically inconspicuously reconstructed with the help of implants. However, the silicone implants commonly used today often provoke defensive reactions from the body and, in the worst case, can even tear. Together with BellaSeno GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is therefore developing an automated production system for breast implants made of a polymer structure that enables breast reconstruction from the patients' own tissue.