3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stryker announced an exclusive distribution partnership for VSP (Virtual Surgical Planning) and anatomical models for the craniomaxillofacial specialty. This partnership will drive the availability of personalized surgical planning and techniques to healthcare professionals – saving both surgeons and patients hours in the operating room.
Established by 3D Systems, VSP technology received FDA market clearance as a service-based approach to personalized surgery, combining expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing. The surgeon initiates the process, bringing their clinical knowledge and desired surgical plan to an online web meeting with a 3D Systems biomedical engineer to simulate and plan the surgical procedure. The outcome is a digital plan that is transferred to the operating room with accurate 3D printed patient-specific models, guides and templates.
3D Systems has provided VSP or anatomical services in more than 100,000 cases. Stryker’s Craniomaxillofacial business specializes in providing patient-specific options and solutions that help drive efficiencies in surgical suites. The combination of Stryker’s specialized sales force with 3D Systems’ 3D printing and patient-specific solutions positions both companies to provide a superior level of service to healthcare professionals who use these revolutionary products.
The agreement between 3D Systems and Stryker commences February 1, 2018, and is specific to the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
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