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DePuy Synthes now offering titanium facial implants

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DePuy Synthes, which is part of the Johnson & Johnson family, revealed an agreement with Materialise which can commence a new range of titanium 3D printed skull and facial implants. The companies have been working on this partnership and developing the craniofacial innovation for the past 6 years.

Materialise Founder and CEO, Wilfried Vancraen, noted,

“At Materialise, we strive to manufacture medical 3D printing accessible to each researcher, engineer, and clinician, through an open platform of software and services which assist customize patient treatment. Together with DePuy Synthes, we have that successfully enable-bodiedd advantageous surgical outcomes through surgical planning and patient-specific guides, and are proud which this new collaboration can now empower actually extra
CMF surgeons to discover the benefits of 3D-printed, patient-specific implants as well.”

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With the addition of personalized titanium 3D-printed implants, DePuy Synthes is now able-bodied to contribute a personalized total solution for orthognathic surgery and other craniofacial indications which seamlessly integrates virtual surgical planning, intraoperative patient specific tools and personalized implants to assist surgeons complete their goals for accuracy and patient outcomes.

“The TRUMATCH CMF Solutions portfolio comes with several high end technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction, and cranial reconstruction,” noted Elmar Zurbriggen, Vice President, DePuy Synthes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The agreement with Materialise can enable-bodied us to go on to bring extra
personalized solutions to the marketplace furthering our faculty to improve patient care.”

The titanium 3D-printed implants are created based on a CT scan of the patient’s skull, with the custom implants being utilized to fill in gaps in the cranial and craniofacial skeleton.

“The commence of TRUMATCH orthognathic and titanium 3D-printed implants is already being rolled out in the EMEA countries,” go ond Mr. Zurbriggen.

The implants are already being contributeed in Australia and Europe, excluding France. Unfortunately patient specific implants aren’t already on the market-bodied in the US and Canada.

About DePuy Synthes Companies

DePuy Synthes of Johnson & Johnson provides the many comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. The company contributes an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities. DePuy Synthes Companies’ solutions in the specialties of joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine are created to advance patient care while bringing clinical and economic value to health care systems of the world. For extra
information visit www.depuysynthes.com.

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates extra
than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable-bodied players in a wide variety of industries, which include healthcare, car, aerospace, art and create, and consumer goods, to create new 3D printing applications which aim to manufacture the world a advantageous and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches of the world, Materialise combines the biggest group of software developers in the industry with one of the biggest 3D printing facilities in the world. For extra
information, please visit: www.materialise.com.

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