Stratasys Aims to Set New Standard with Medical 3D Printer
Stratasys has introduced a medical 3D printer aiming to set a new standard for healthcare providers and medical device companies by combining multiple applications in one system.
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With multiple materials and multi-colour capabilities, the Stratasys J5 MediJet 3D printer enables users to create detailed 3D anatomical models and drilling and cutting guides with approved third-party 510k-cleared segmentation software. Guides and models are certified as sterilisable and biocompatible, and the printer is economical and compact enough for small lab spaces.
The J5 MediJet 3D printer is the newest addition to the Stratasys J5 Series of printers, along with the J5 DentaJet and J55. In operation, it features a patented rotating build platform with a fixed print head. This is designed to maximise reliability and simplify maintenance. The system also delivers more output from a small footprint.
The new printer supports DraftWhite material for affordable single-material applications, along with a full array of new flexible, rigid colour, and transparent materials. The multi-materials capabilities support a broad range of medical modelling applications in one office-friendly platform, which reduces outsourcing costs or the need for multiple printers.
Stratasys’ Healthcare vice president Osnat Philipp said: “For small to mid-sized hospitals, we’re enabling access to models and guides with a medical-specific 3D printer that is office-friendly and affordable, while ensuring sterilisation is easy so you can bring models right into the operating room with you. We also believe the J5 MediJet printer can help medical device companies bring new innovations to market faster by providing models for benchmark testing of medical devices and for product demonstrations with models showing the actual pathologies the devices are meant to treat.”
The J5 MediJet printer is certified with 510K-cleared DICOM segmentation software packages for clinical diagnostic use. It can print biocompatible materials that are certified for limited contact to tissue and bone, and permanent contact to intact skin (ISO 10993) and for breathing gas pathways in healthcare applications (ISO 18562). MediJet models can also be sterilised using Steam, Gamma and EtO methods specific to the print material.
The J5 MediJet material and hardware manufacturing sites have received ISO 13485 certification for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
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