Stratasys reaffirms medical commitment with new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer

Stratasys, the global leader in 3D printing solutions, has announced the launch of the new J750 Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer to reaffirm its commitment to the medical industry.

Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of the human anatomy in medical models – the system will enable medical devices to go to market faster as well as improve surgical preparedness and simulation training.

Unlike cadavers, animal, traditional, or virtual reality models that have limitations such as ethics, the approximation of human anatomy or require a controlled environment, the Digital Anatomy Printer is able to overcome all of that by recreating actual tissue response and be used anywhere with specialized facilities. Most importantly, users can now focus on specific pathologies without being limited by having to work with what is out there.

“We’re giving surgeons a more realistic training environment in no-risk settings,” said Eyal Miller, Unit Head of Stratasys Healthcare Business.

One organization that has benefitted from this is The Jacobs Institute, which has been recreating key vascular components for advanced testing and training with the Digital Anatomy 3D Printer.

“3D printing has been wonderful for recreating patient-specific anatomy compared to cadavers or animal models; however, the final frontier for organ model realism has been live-tissue feel and biomechanical realism,” said Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer of Jacobs Institute.

He added, “We believe these models give us the best opportunity to recreate human physiological conditions to simulate actual clinical situations and to study new devices to establish their effectiveness before introducing them to patients.”

Three new materials have also been introduced:

  1. TissueMatrix™ – cardiac applications
  2. GelMatrix™ – vascular applications
  3. BoneMatrix™ – orthopedic applications

A Blood Vessel Cleaning Station that removes support material within 3D printed blood vessels will also be released.

The main adopters for the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer are expected to be medical device companies – which need new ways to drive quicker adoption of technologies and procedures among their customers, as well as academic medical centers – which need an avenue to conduct training outside of the operating room to minimize risks. The solution also supports efforts to move from time-based surgical training to proficiency-based evaluation.

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