3D Systems Launches Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor Express – First-to-Market Portable Arthroscopy Simulator

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 27, 2018 – Today, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced its new Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor Express training simulator. This first-to-market portable training solution is designed to help medical professionals learn and perfect surgical procedures for knees, shoulders and hips on a portable and affordable tabletop platform.

The ARTHRO Mentor Express has one universal anatomical model that includes knee arthroscopy in Flexed and Extended positions, shoulder arthroscopy in Beach Chair and Lateral positions, and hip arthroscopy in the Supine position. This results in an unmatched all-in-one training solution that is compact and portable for industry product demonstrations as well as orthopedic department training.

“We are excited to have the ARTHRO Mentor Express join the ARTHRO Mentor stationary platform,” said Ran Bronstein, vice president, chief research and operation officer, healthcare, 3D Systems. ”The introduction of this unique, advanced, portable training solution enables surgeons to perfect their craft, and reinforces 3D Systems’ leadership in the medical simulation market.”

3D Systems will debut ARTHRO Mentor Express to the U.S. market at The Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) in Keystone, Colorado, December 10-12, 2018. For more information, or to schedule a hands-on demo, please visit the company’s website.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In many cases, forward looking statements can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s beliefs, assumptions and current expectations and may include comments as to the company’s beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at which such performance or results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included are made only as the date of the statement. 3D Systems undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements made by management or on its behalf, whether as a result of future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is the originator of 3D printing and an innovator of future 3D solutions. It has spent its 30-year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring groundbreaking products to market and drive new business models. This is achieved with the Company’s best of breed digital manufacturing ecosystem. It’s comprised of plastic and metal 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and end-to-end manufacturing software solutions. Combinations of these products and services address a variety of advanced applications- ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, and Consumer Goods to Medical, Dental, and Jewelry. For example, 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery Collaborates with 3D Systems to Provide First-to-Market Hands-on Skill Assessment Exam For Vascular Surgery Trainees

Co-Developed Exam Planned to Launch In 10 US Centers in Q1 2019;
Projected to be Used in 100 Vascular Surgery Training Programs Throughout US

HOUSTON, Texas, October 30, 2018:  The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) is pleased to announce Fundamentals of Endovascular Surgery (FEVS) – a new simulation-based vascular surgery skills training and assessment exam developed through its collaboration with 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD).

This program is part of a broader curriculum, The Fundamentals of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (FVEVS), which also includes an open surgical component, The Fundamentals of Vascular Surgery (FVS). The goal of FEVS is to enhance endovascular core skills, objectively assess the skills of vascular surgery trainees, and ultimately improve the ability to qualitatively assess trainees. APDVS anticipates that FEVS will become a requirement for vascular surgery certification.

Although many global rating devices for endovascular procedures have been cited in the literature, at present, no universally accepted device has been adopted by vascular educators. FEVS includes a physical non-anatomical model for hands-on training, and an identical virtual simulation model on 3D Systems’ Simbionix ANGIO Mentor virtual reality platform that provides an objective hands-on assessment exam. 3D Systems has unique proficiencies in both 3D printing and virtual simulation. The combination enabled the collaborative development of a physical and virtual model that have been shown to correlate repeatedly by sophisticated testing.

APDVS members – led by Associate Professor Jean Bismuth, MD, and Professor Malachi Sheahan, MD – identified the core set of skills and established a list of tasks related to those skills. The FEVS content has been endorsed by the APDVS and its development and implementation is officiated by The Committee of Fundamentals of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  Completing eight successful FEVS tasks will be deemed a pass for having acquired the fundamental skills required to foster more advanced endovascular procedures as noted in this study.

FEVS follows the example of Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) and Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) that teach and assess a standard set of skills to help ensure a minimal standard of care for all patients undergoing laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, and became a requirement for board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

“We wanted a tool to test our residents to determine if they have mastered the necessary skills to perform these procedures,” said Jean Bismuth, MD. “After the initial launch to 12 programs throughout the US, we hope that we will have a product, with refined logistics, that we will be able to run in all programs around the country. The goal is that it will be not only a mandated training program but also a mandated exam, and students will not be able to graduate if they don’t pass the criteria in this program.”

 

Furthermore, Malachi Sheahan, MD, noted, “It is imperative that we have the ability to objectively assess the technical skills of our trainees.  With FLS, a program that has been mandated since 2004, valuable lessons have been learned. We are simply translating those lessons into vascular surgery. Our hope is to encourage residents’ mastery of fundamental skills early in training so they have a better foundation and longer window to learn complex open and endovascular procedures.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of 3D Systems to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In many cases, forward looking statements can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s beliefs, assumptions and current expectations and may include comments as to the company’s beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in 3DSystems’ periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at which such performance or results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included are made only as the date of the statement. 3D Systems undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements made by management or on its behalf, whether as a result of future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise.

 

About the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS): The membership of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) includes more than 100 directors of vascular surgery residency programs in the United States.  APDVS addresses the educational, regulatory, and financial issues that impact the education of future vascular surgeons, and plays a critical role in setting the standards of vascular surgery curriculum.

About 3D Systems: 3D Systems is the originator of 3D printing and an innovator of future 3D solutions. It has spent its 30-year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring groundbreaking products to market and drive new business models. This is achieved with the Company’s best of breed digital manufacturing ecosystem. It’s comprised of plastic and metal 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and end-to-end manufacturing software solutions. Combinations of these products and services address a variety of advanced applications- ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, and Consumer Goods to Medical, Dental, and Jewelry. For example, 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. For more than 20 years, Simbionix training simulators have maintained their foothold as the most broadly available clinically validated simulators. The ANGIO Mentor training simulator is widely used in hospital and industry training programs – featuring more than 30 different endovascular procedures and more than 230 patient scenarios. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

 

ERS partners with 3D Systems/Simbionix on simulation technology for EBUS training

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and 3D Systems have signed a collaboration agreement to provide simulation equipment and event services for training centres for use in the ERS Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Certified Training Programme.

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3D Systems Expands Leadership in End-to-End Healthcare Solutions with New Addition to Its Comprehensive Line of Medical Simulators

  • New training simulator includes 3D Systems’ leading virtual reality simulation for true-to-life minimally invasive spine surgeries
  • Creates first hybrid platform by utilizing a 3D printed spine, medical instruments and virtually simulated images
  • SPINE Mentor will be introduced at SESAM, booth #EX22

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 12, 2017 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the release of the Simbionix SPINE Mentor, a hands-on simulated training and practice tool for minimally invasive spine surgeries. As the leader in 3D precision healthcare, 3D Systems is committed to delivering advanced and innovative solutions from simulation and planning to surgical devices and implants. This latest offering combines simulation, 3D printing and medical tools to create a hybrid solution that extends the company’s broad portfolio into spinal surgery training.

Today’s release of the SPINE Mentor is ideal for neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons and pain management surgeons to train for and practice procedures. This simulated experience provides a higher level of realism than cadaveric training, as well as hones skills and instills more confidence prior to conducting surgery on patients.

The highly accurate SPINE Mentor simulator was designed to enable a variety of spinal procedures such as lumbar puncture as well as the placement of catheters and wires. This system is comprised of a 3D printed spine for accurate palpation, a computer/monitor and a highly realistic puncture pad with different anatomical layers including the Ligamentum Flavum to practice needle penetration.

This safe and realistic environment allows tissue response, including the loss of resistance when entering the epidural space, and eliminates the need to practice with real fluoroscopy by simulating real-time fluoroscopic image displays for the entire spine.  A virtual C-arm can be manipulated throughout the procedure and dynamic haptics simulate anatomic obstacles for hands-on realism.

“As the demand for simulators grows due to the reluctance of medical institutions to use animals in training, 3D Systems continues to invest in simulator development to satisfy the needs of this expanding market,” said Kevin McAlea, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Metals and Healthcare, 3D Systems. “Our commitment to patient safety and our contribution to spinal surgery doesn’t stop with training. In the operating room, our unique Direct Metal Printing (DMP) technology delivers precise spinal implants.”

The SPINE Mentor will be introduced at the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) Annual Meeting 2017, June 14-16, in Paris, France.  Full procedural simulation of Spinal Cord Stimulation, Loss of Resistance (LOR) technique, and realistic leads manipulation can all be experienced in 3D Systems’ booth, #EX22.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

3D Systems Launches Simbionix ANGIO Tab Pro – First-to-Market Ultra-Portable Endovascular Simulator

Today, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced its new Simbionix ANGIO Tab Pro endovascular simulator. The ANGIO Tab Pro is a first-to-market solution designed for step-by-step training of endovascular interventions – including 30 modules from basic skills to advanced and complex endovascular procedures, and more than 250 patient scenarios. The lightweight construction renders the ANGIO Tab Pro to be an ultra-portable solution, making it ideal for use at conferences, as well as in the physician’s clinic or home.

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, May 17, 2018 – The ANGIO Tab Pro simulator is easy to set-up – requiring significantly less time than traditional simulator solutions. It runs complete procedures with full functionality, and enables physical device introduction as well as deployment using an authentic handle. The angiographic visualization of the anatomy and instrument activity combined with haptic feedback results in a simulator that realistically imitates the look and feel of actual endovascular interventions.

The ANGIO Tab Pro released early to medical device companies and is receiving very positive feedback. “We are using the ANGIO Tab Pro to practice TAVI,” said Nathalie Ganas, TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) European training manager, Boston Scientific International. “It is very easy to set-up and use. It’s great to have a simulator that is so easy to carry.”

The ANGIO Tab Pro is the latest addition to 3D Systems’ line of ANGIO Mentor endovascular simulators including ANGIO Mentor Suite and ANGIO Mentor Flex. With a comprehensive suite of modules and patient scenarios, the ANGIO Tab Pro is well-suited for learners of all levels across multiple specialties including: Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Electrophysiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neuro Surgery and Trauma.

“We are excited to see the ANGIO Tab Pro join our full line of ANGIO Mentor simulator platforms,” said Ran Bronstein, vice president, chief research and operation officer, healthcare, 3DSystems. ”It was a challenge to have such advanced functionality in such a compact offering, but the need in the marketplace drove us to find innovative solutions that are simple, practical and affordable.”

View the ANGIO Tab Pro introduction video

Experience the ANGIO Tab Pro in booth M12 at EuroPCR, May 22–25 in Paris.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In many cases, forward looking statements can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s beliefs, assumptions and current expectations and may include comments as to the company’s beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at which such performance or results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included are made only as the date of the statement. 3D Systems undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements made by management or on its behalf, whether as a result of future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is the originator of 3D printing and an innovator of future 3D solutions. It has spent its 30-year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring groundbreaking products to market and drive new business models. This is achieved with the Company’s best of breed digital manufacturing ecosystem. It’s comprised of plastic and metal 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and end-to-end manufacturing software solutions. Combinations of these products and services address a variety of advanced applications- ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, and Consumer Goods to Medical, Dental, and Jewelry. For example, 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

3D Systems Announces Availability and FDA 510(K) Clearance of D2P Software Solution

  • D2P software creates patient-specific digital 3D models for precision healthcare applications, including virtual reality visualization 3D printing, surgical planning and CAD

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 1, 20173D Systems announced today the U.S. availability and FDA 510(K) clearance of its D2P™ software for healthcare applications. 3D Systems’ D2P software allows surgeons, radiologists, lab technicians and device designers, to quickly create accurate, digital 3D anatomical models from medical imaging data. These patient-specific models can be used for advanced visualization, 3D printing, surgical planning and CAD. Unlike other competing products, D2P combines automated segmentation, mesh editing, connectivity with third party applications, high-quality volume rendering and mesh coloring in a single, affordable package.

The advanced algorithms of 3D Systems’ D2P software allow users to quickly and accurately segment bone, vascular, teeth and heart data from medical imaging files. Combining this capability with the additional features embedded in D2P, a broad range of medical professionals can easily create digital 3D anatomical models within minutes without relying on third party software or external services, with output formats that support a range of advanced, patient-specific applications.

“With 3D Systems’ D2P software I was able to sit down on my own with the CT scan and very simply create a three dimensional model that could be sent off for 3D printing,” said Dr. Barry Katzen, Founder and Medical Director, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. “This software is giving practicing physicians the self-sufficiency to generate 3D models exactly the way we want them so we can get the information we need.”

“Our goal with D2P is to allow medical professionals to quickly create digital anatomical models on their desktops,” said Kevin McAlea, EVP, General Manager, Metals & Healthcare, 3D Systems. “This represents a significant step forward for our end-to-end healthcare solutions, supporting the growth of 3D printed models and advanced surgical planning, including 3D printed guides and other instrumentation and patient-specific devices.”

D2P is available within the U.S. and will be presented for the first time in Europe at the European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, March 1-5, booth X1/48. Other 3D Systems healthcare solutions will also be on display at ECR, including 3D printed anatomical models.

For more information on 3D Systems’ comprehensive healthcare solutions, contact healthcare@3dsystems.com

D2P™ is patent pending.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

3D Systems Leverages Virtual Reality to Advance Surgical Training

  • Virtual reality technology provides immersive surgical simulation
  • Hands-on product demonstration at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2017

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 26, 2017 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced pivotal advancements to its line of medical training simulators utilizing enhanced virtual reality (VR) environments. These new VR functionalities allow users to practice surgical procedures within a virtual operating room for a realistic and immersive training session designed to enable better surgical preparation and team training. 3D Systems’ Virtual Reality Operating Room (VR OR) includes environmental elements that are not typically present in other current simulation scenarios, but that exist in a real operating room, such as a virtual patient, OR team and OR equipment, in addition to realistic auditory diversions. As a key component of 3D Systems’ healthcare offerings and digital healthcare workflow, 3D Systems’ surgical simulators are engineered to enhance the learning process for a more effective training experience.

Each of 3D Systems’ VR OR products will be compatible with the company’s medical simulators and available as add-ons, allowing trainees to use the simulator while wearing an off the shelf VR headset that provides a 360-degree view of the immersive OR setting. This enhanced training experience enables trainees to develop coping strategies for the stresses and distractions that are present in real world procedures.

“3D Systems’ focused investment in R&D has put the company at the forefront of simulation innovation,” said Kevin McAlea, EVP, General Manager, Metals & Healthcare, 3D Systems. “The addition of 3D virtual reality to our simulators represents the next step in advancing medical training for an enhanced immersive learning process that helps to deliver better procedural outcomes.”

A video showcasing 3D Systems’ VR OR is available here.

The first 3D Systems VR OR product for release is the LAP Mentor™ VR, which will be demonstrated on the LAP Mentor Hernia Module at the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), booth #401, January 28 – February 1, in Orlando, FL. Other 3D Systems healthcare solutions will also be on display, including hands-on simulation training, surgical planning products and 3D printed anatomical models and surgical guides.

For more information on 3D Systems’ healthcare applications and offerings, contact healthcare@3dsystems.com

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

3D Systems Previews D2P Software Solution for Converting Medical DICOM Data to Digital 3D Models

  • 3D Systems expands end-to-end healthcare workflow facilitating creation of 3D models for pre-operative surgical planning
  • D2P software to deliver patient specific digital models that can be exported for use in various applications including CAD software, virtual reality visualizations and 3D printing

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 23, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) previewed today its D2P™ (DICOM-to-Print) software solution for rapidly converting patient specific medical data into digital 3D models. A planned enhancement to the company’s end-to-end healthcare workflow, D2P is designed to make it easier than ever for doctors to practice and plan complex surgical procedures using digital 3D anatomical models as well as facilitate the printing of physical 3D anatomical models. Visitors to the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA) will be able to preview D2P in 3D Systems’ booth 1558.

“Our goal with D2P is to provide medical professionals with greater knowledge and productivity by enabling easier access to 3D models,” said Kevin McAlea, EVP, General Manager, Metals & Healthcare, 3D Systems. “This represents a significant step forward for our end-to-end healthcare solution.”

From anatomical models and 3D printers to virtual reality visualizations, 3D Systems’ comprehensive portfolio of healthcare solutions will be on display in booth 1558 at RSNA 2016 in Chicago, IL, November 27 – December 2.

For more information on 3D Systems’ healthcare applications and offerings, contact healthcare@3dsystems.com

D2P™ is patent pending and pending 510(K). It is not commercially available at this time.

About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

3D Systems Extends Patient-Specific 3D Modeling and Printing Service to Aid Cardiology Procedures

  • New pliable MultiJet Printing material mimics patient physiology, enabling realistic practice of cuts, sutures and grafts
  • Full-color models assist with pre-surgical planning and medical education

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 10, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the extension of the company’s anatomical modeling service to include a pliable MultiJet Printing (MJP) material for its patient-specific 3D modeling and printing service. As part of 3D Systems’ advanced end-to-end medical 3D printing solutions, this 3D modeling and printing service is designed to aid the planning of procedures for patients with critical congenital heart defects (CHD) requiring surgical intervention. CHDs are the most common birth defect, affecting approximately 12 of every 1000 live births (1).

3D Systems’ cardiac 3D modeling and printing service uses radiographic imaging data to create an accurate digital representation of the patient’s heart, which is then 3D printed using either ColorJet Printing (CJP) or MultiJet Printing (MJP).  Each of these technologies offers a deeper understanding of a different aspect of the patient’s anatomy. The full-color CJP models color-code the patient’s heart structures to assist communication during physician consultations, and the new MJP models enable pre-surgical planning and surgical rehearsal using a pliable material that mimics the patient’s anatomy and can be cut, sutured and grafted. 3D Systems’ MJP technology allows the entire heart to be 3D printed in one piece while maintaining an accurate representation of internal organ structures.

A video showcasing 3D Systems CJP and MJP heart models is available here.

“We have been collaborating with 3D Systems on the design and printing of cardiac 3D models for a few years now,” said Shafkat Anwar, MD, Cardiology Director, Cardiac MRI Program, The Heart Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. “Our cardiothoracic surgeons routinely use 3D printed models for precise pre-surgical planning, and have found these models helpful for complex cases. The models are also regularly used in our institution for trainee education and for counseling patients and their families. More recently, we have incorporated flexible 3D printed models into our pre-surgical ‘dataset’ and use both the flexible and rigid multicolor models for surgical planning. We have been consistently impressed by the high level of technical expertise of 3D Systems’ team, and the surgical models have proven accurate to the anatomy encountered in the operating room.”

3D Systems’ cardiac 3D modeling and printing service is part of the company’s extensive cardiovascular offerings. 3D Systems’ complete line of cardiovascular products will be on display in booth #1752 at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, November 13 – 15.

For more information on 3D Systems’ healthcare applications and offerings, contact healthcare@3dsystems.com.

Reference:

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3721933/

 

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

 

3D Systems Introduces Jaw in a Day® Single Surgery Dental Rehabilitation

  • Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) enables full jaw reconstruction in a single surgery, sparing patients from months of treatment

ROCK HILL, South Carolina, September 20, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the launch of Jaw in a Day®, the latest addition to its VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) Reconstruction product line. Enabled by 3D Systems’ healthcare expertise and proprietary digital-to-physical workflow, this patient-specific process enables surgeons to perform a full jaw reconstruction in a single surgery. This groundbreaking capability could spare patients from months of costly, painful and disruptive medical treatment.09

Traditional dental rehabilitation requires multiple surgeries and persistent care over a 6-12 month period. This pattern of procedures often results in patients missing teeth, which introduces a variety of adverse aesthetic, functional, and psychological effects to the patient. This can in turn interfere with patients’ working and social lives throughout the course of treatment.

Jaw in a Day is a single surgery jaw and dental reconstruction enabled via 3D Systems’ VSP Reconstruction service. Surgeons work with 3D Systems engineers who utilize state-of the-art digital CAD/CAM technology to create a personalized surgical plan and design patient-specific surgical guides, models and instruments. These devices are then 3D printed and sterilized for reference and use during the unique procedure. Immediate placement of a provisional dental prosthesis eliminates the need for multiple surgeries, resulting in a complete dental reconstruction months before traditional treatment options.

Jaw in a Day offers treatment at a lower cost, with a quicker recovery period. Because patients are able to limit operating time to a single procedure, Jaw in a Day also reduces the chance of infection and complications that may inherently be more likely with the multiple surgeries of traditional treatment plans. According to David L. Hirsch, DDS, MD, Director of Oral Oncology & Reconstruction, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, and Co-Developer of Jaw in a Day, “This single-stage reconstruction technique has streamlined the treatment of my patients. It avoids multiple procedures, shaving months off the time required for full dental rehabilitation.”

Watch Dr. Hirsch explain how Jaw in a Day is transforming jaw reconstruction.

3D Systems will showcase Jaw in a Day at booth #706 at the AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) 98th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, September 21 – 23.

More information on Jaw in a Day is available here.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

Jaw in a Day® is a registered trademark of David L. Hirsch, DDS, MD.