Stratasys, Philips Join for 3D Printed Medical Modeling
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA & REHOVOT, Israel, Dec 5, 2017 – Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, announced the company is further advancing the impact and use of 3D printing in medical modeling by signing an agreement with Philips. The agreement includes virtually seamless interfacing and dedicated workflows across Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s parts-on-demand service – allowing a broader range of medical professionals to improve training, research and surgical planning through 3D printing.
By interfacing with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, Philips clinical informatics and data management customers can rapidly design, order, and produce 3D printed anatomical structures on-demand. With dramatic realism enabled by Stratasys’ unique PolyJet-based full-color, multi-material 3D printing solutions, advanced modeling enables medical professionals to innovate and evolve their healthcare strategies.
Built directly from patient scans, these realistic anatomical creations are 3D printed in full color and in a range of textures – from hard bone to soft tissue. The resulting models allow physicians to plan, practice and determine therapy approaches. Each prototype is designed to help advance surgical techniques and allow for training and testing in zero-risk environments.
“Stratasys is committed to opening new doors for practitioners to prepare for procedures by opening data communication from the hospital-based imaging systems to the 3D printing products and services used to provide patient-specific modeling,” said Scott Rader, GM of Healthcare Solutions at Stratasys. “Philips customers can now add the impact and value of 3D printing to their IntelliSpace environments to accelerate efficiencies and advance innovation.”
“Our interfacing with Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 is designed to make it faster for doctors and their patients to receive customized, pre-surgical models,” said Greg Reynolds, VP of Additive Manufacturing at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
About Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Stratasys Direct Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is a leading provider of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services utilizing the latest technologies and decades of experience. With a broad range of additive and conventional manufacturing services, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing assists companies at all stages of product development to bring better products to the market faster. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has more than 500 employees across seven manufacturing facilities in the United States. For more information, visit www.stratasysdirect.com.
Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is a global leader in applied additive technology solutions for industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Education. For nearly 30 years, a deep and ongoing focus on customers’ business requirements has fueled purposeful innovations—1,200 granted and pending additive technology patents to date—that create new value across product lifecycle processes, from design prototypes to manufacturing tools and final production parts. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise—advanced materials; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; application-based expert services; on-demand parts and industry-defining partnerships—works to ensure seamless integration into each customer’s evolving workflow. Fulfilling the real-world potential of additive, Stratasys delivers breakthrough industry-specific applications that accelerate business processes, optimize value chains and drive business performance improvements for thousands of future-ready leaders around the world.
Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel.