Desktop Metal, Inc., a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions, announced the launch of Desktop Health, a new business line focused on accelerating the growth of additive manufacturing solutions for dental, orthodontic and otolaryngology applications. The combination of additive manufacturing technologies, including bioprinting, high-speed metal binder jetting, and the use of advanced biocompatible materials across polymers, ceramics and metals, puts Desktop Health in a strong position to develop advanced healthcare designs.
“Today the world manufactures more than $85 billion in medical and dental implants each year,” said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “We think a large percentage of these parts could be printed and made patient-specific before the end of the decade. We look forward to building a best-in-class team to work with our industry partners to bring patient-specific solutions to the market at scale.”
To lead this new initiative, Desktop Metal has appointed healthcare executive Michael Mazen Jafar as President and CEO, Desktop Health. Jafar brings nearly 20 years of experience creating and scaling healthcare products. Most recently he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Evolus (NASDAQ: EOLS), a performance beauty company, where he oversaw the launch of its flagship product, Jeuveau. For 16 years, Jafar also led the ophthalmology and medical aesthetics division for Allergan, culminating as VP Marketing, U.S. Medical Aesthetics, and working on several of the company’s marquee brands, including Botox Cosmetic, JUVEDERM Collection and CoolSculpting.
“I am excited to join Desktop Metal at such an important time in medical technology. I want to build on years of the company’s research and development to bring its core technology and advanced materials to many healthcare specialties,” said Jafar. “Desktop Health has a mission to change the way patients experience personalized healthcare, through innovation and science-based solutions.”
Backed by 20 years of research, more than 1,400 published papers, and 3D Bioplotter and DLP technology, coupled with high-speed metal binder jetting additive manufacturing solutions, Desktop Health plans to leverage proven technology to create patient-specific solutions in the medical field.