Blockchain Named One of the Six Topics of Computex with iABC Fea-tured in iThome

Blockchain Named One of the Six Topics of Computex with iABC Fea-tured in iThome

iABC launches a brand new 3D medical printing technique and applies blockchain to make medical donations become transparent. It turns out to be the highlight of blockchain and leads to the academic and…

iABC launches a brand new 3D medical printing technique and applies blockchain to make medical donations become transparent. It turns out to be the highlight of blockchain and leads to the academic and industrial cooperations among nearly 70 operators.

Asia University launches a brand new 3D medical printing technique and a charity donation blockchain technique at Computex. The 3D Research Center of Asia University, the 3D Medical Development Center of China Medical University, and Ever Young BioDimension have been working together for a long time to succeed in medical related 3D printings, including clinical surgical assistance, surgical assistive devices, bioguides, med-ical lecture models, and customized medical materials. Their recent effort has been on cell printing, and in the near future, implants degradation and regenerative medicine will be their new development priorities. At the current stage, Asia University has adopted ceramic, plastic, and metal materials in advanced engineering development and 3D printing technique to develop 3D printed medical products that are ahead of their time and with a reasonable price to provide tailor-made and innovative solutions for the medical industry. The advantages of 3D printing, including print size, wide-ranging materials, and customization are able to replace the limitations of conventional medical splints. It is also part of the future plan to bring together social manufacturing and crafts to develop high-end customized medical splints for clinical purpose.

Additionally, iABC has made possible an intra-university cross-field collaboration of the FinTech Blockchain Research Center and the 3D Re-search Center in conducting the Charity Donation Blockchain Technique research, and has so far completed the experimentation of Ethereum blockchain and cryptocurrency publishing techniques. The research results will be presented in the Computex, such as how to increase the efficiency of small-amount donations by blockchain technique, application of donation transparency, accompanied by cryptocurrency incentive smart contract to maximize the effect of raising donations and to minimize med-ical expenses of the economically disadvantaged. The system can be expanded into a transaction platform among the medical industry, patients, and 3D operators so as to increase customization efficiency of medical materials and upgrade the medical standards of Taiwan.Media Link

According to iThome, blockchain has become, for the first time, one of the six main themes of Computex. Participants including iABC, start-ups, and well-known large corporations all call for a speedy process for block-chain to become legitimate.

Asia University and the 3D Printing Medical Development Center of China Medical University Hospital have developed medical techniques to produce artificial blood vessel, cartilage framework, nerve conduit, heart model, and metal skull. However, due to the high cost of 3D printed medical products, iABC, under the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, has utilized blockchain technique to allow a more transparent flow of donors’ funds and speed up the whole processing procedure. As CEO of iABC Ms. Yiwen Lin indicated, they use the Ethereum block-chain framework and smart contract that is developed by their own technicians from Asia University. They are planning on publishing cryptocurrency to make the model complete, but it is still under closed experimentation. In the future, it is hoped that the development can be expanded to include China Medical University, Asia University Hospital, and other regional hospitals. iABC’s utilization of blockchain makes medical donation transparent, and It turns out to be the highlight of blockchain.

拍攝自iThome記者李靜宜。
拍攝自iThome記者李靜宜。

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