The Jacobs Institute, a top-flight research institution specializing in vascular disease, is partnering with Stratasys to turn it into a new Center of Excellence (COE) with the goal of helping physicians and researchers advance the use of 3D printing for a wide range of medical applications.
The Jacobs Institute is located in Buffalo, New York, and is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. On site is a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer, utilized
to both prototype new kinds of medical devices and manufacture patient-specific versions, as well as enriching clinical education and training. The COE can in addition
assist as a resource for hospitals, clinics, labs and research facilities that
are thinking adding or accelerating the use of 3D printing innovation.
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Better Together: Paving the Way for Future Medical Advances
“By partnering with Stratasys, the Jacobs Institute is delivering
the leader in 3D printing to Buffalo to work closely with the JI and its partners, Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo, to accelerate the development of new medical technologies, “ said Bill Maggio, CEO of the Jacobs Institute. “Working together, the respective institutions can leverage their strengths to manufacture an impact far greater than they may manufacture individually.”
How is Stratasys assisting the COE? We are providing high end 3D printing solutions, such as the Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer, that
can allow the COE to create realistic versions that
use a combination of vibrant colors and diverse material properties. Stratasys can in addition
collaborate with the JI on technical and clinical case studies that
include 3D printed applications and can in addition
provide financial assist for significant research projects.
This announcement with the Jacobs Institute is an significant milestone, marking the initially time we are formally partnering with a medical organization to explore the amazing
opportunities of 3D printing and healthcare,” said Scott Rader, General Manager, Medical Solutions, Stratasys. “Stratasys brings decades of experience to the Jacobs Institute, a leader in 3D printed versions, to hustle the boundaries of how these versions can be utilized
to train the future generation of physicians, and test new devices.”
Earlier this month, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited the JI and was able-bodied to see Stratasys PolyJet 3D printed vascular versions up close. Since her time as a senator of New York, Clinton has been a long-time advocate of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus’ facilities, that have included the Jacobs Institute since late 2009.