March 25, 2022
3D Systems and Enhatch Inc., the Hoboken, NJ, and Tulsa, OK-based developer of the Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem, announced they have entered a partnership. The technologies which drive intelligent surgery streamline and scale the design and delivery of patient-specific medical devices by automating the process.
Incorporating these capabilities into 3D Systems’ workflow for patient-specific solutions—which includes advanced software, treatment planning services, custom implants and instrumentation design and production processes—will help more meet the demand for personalized medical devices, the companies report.
3D Systems partners with medical device manufacturers to offer its virtual surgical planning solutions to support craniomaxillofacial and orthopedic medical specialties to help reduce procedure time and improve surgical outcomes. Likewise, Enhatch develops software applications powered by artificial intelligence to streamline every element of the patient-specific digital workflow.
Enhatch markets an ecosystem of surgical technologies driven by artificial intelligence, which helps evaluate and mitigate potential risks in the surgical planning process. Combining the application and technology expertise of both companies creates an optimized, automated and scalable medical device workflow.
“Our partnership with Enhatch will enable us to deliver the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive approach to additive manufacturing,” says Menno Ellis, executive vice president, healthcare solutions, 3D Systems. “Integrating these technologies and capabilities into 3D Systems’ surgical planning solutions will make processes more efficient, trackable, and cost-effective. This is another step in our ongoing commitment to innovation that helps our customers remain at the forefront of medical device development and healthcare delivery.”
“Enhatch is proud to welcome 3D Systems to the Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem,” says Peter Verrillo, co-founder and CEO of Enhatch. “Healthcare ecosystems have tremendous potential to disrupt and reshape the entire industry, leading to improved patient outcomes, faster, more accurate, and safer procedures. Enhatch and 3D Systems have a shared goal of bringing surgeons and industry together with the best leading-edge technologies available.”
3D Systems has worked with surgeons over the last decade to plan more than 140,000 patient-specific cases, and manufacture more than 2 million implants and instruments for 100+ CE-marked and FDA-cleared devices from its FDA registered, ISO 13485-certified facilities in Littleton, CO, and Leuven, Belgium.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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