Next3D GmbH

Robotic hand with various joints and cables which holds a scalpel

Next3D GmbH

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Medical 3D print

Every human body is different, which means there is no such thing as a ‘standard’ procedure during an operation. Next3D GmbH is advancing the field of individualized surgery through augmented reality (AR) and patient-specific 3D-printed implants and instruments.

The Idea

Launched as a spin-off of University Hospital Leipzig, this young company has ambitious goals: It aims to make state-of-the-art AR navigation available to a broad range of surgical disciplines and to use 3D printing to meet the individual needs of patients who are undergoing high-precision surgery.

Doctor runs tests at a patient with the help of AR googles

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation in OR

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation in OR

Through the look into a AR device bones can be shown which can doctors extremely help

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation Scapula

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation Scapula

Doctors operating a patient with the help of AR googles

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation Teaching

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation Teaching

Live streaming brainstreams from patient to a screen

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation

Next3D: Augmented Reality Navigation

Why it has to be Leipzig

Leipzig’s unique medical and technological environment offered the perfect framework for Next3D’s founding – but other factors proved just as vital. The next-level support which the start-up was able to access was invaluable on its continued path to business maturity, e.g.

  • Acceptance into Leipzig’s Medical Forge business accelerator program which supports medical startups in bringing their products to market
  • Support from Leipzig University’s SMILE program which assists startups across the entire business establishment process (strategy, funding etc.)
  • Ongoing assistance from University Hospital Leipzig, e.g. with access to labs, personnel and clinical data
  • Access to a broad network of relevant experts, such as computer scientists, software specialists and medical engineers

Leipzig’s excellent infrastructure, central location and municipal support further strengthened the company’s confidence in its choice for this vibrant city in the heart of Europe.

“In Leipzig, the mix of creative minds from different disciplines is something very special”

says company founder Dr. Ronny Grunert. „It allows us to innovate extremely quickly – from identifying a clinical problem, to finding a technological solution and creating a viable product.“

That is lifechanging

Next3D is revolutionizing high-precision surgery: Its AR navigation system nextLens gives multiple surgeons X-ray vision in real time, making operations safer and convalescence quicker – and its 3D-printed implants are tailored to the needs of each individual patient.

Next3D GmbH

Since its beginnings, Next3D has stood for creativity, flexibility and cooperation. As far back as 2015, the founders were working with surgical specialists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on innovative ideas for new products. And during the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Next3D team collaboratively developed a 3D-printed ventilator for emergency triage use – in just one week. Find out more at

www.next3d.de

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