3D Systems' VSP® technology received FDA market clearance as a service based approach to personalized surgery, combining expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation, and 3D printing. The surgeon initiates the process, bringing their clinical knowledge and desired surgical plan to an online web meeting with a 3D Systems biomedical engineer to simulate and plan the surgical procedure. The outcome is a digital plan that is transferred to the operating room via accurate, 3D-printed, patient-specific models, guides, and templates.
As a pioneer in the personalized medicine space, 3D Systems has provided VSP or anatomic services in more than 120,000 cases. The Stryker Craniomaxillofacial business specializes in providing patient-specific options and innovative solutions that help drive efficiencies in surgical suites. The combination of Stryker’s specialized sales force with 3D Systems cutting-edge 3D printing and patient-specific solutions positions both companies to provide a superior level of service to healthcare professionals who use these revolutionary products.
3D Systems is happy to announce new Innovation for its VSP Solutions with an expanded portfolio of materials for surgical guides exclusively available through Stryker.
The FDA has provided 510(k) clearance for maxillofacial surgical guides 3D printed using its LaserForm® Ti and DuraForm® ProX PA materials. The new clearance allows for more innovative surgical guide designs that improve performance and is the latest delivery on 3D Systems’ customer-centric approach to address the needs of surgeons performing maxillofacial and reconstructive surgeries. 3D Systems’ surgical guides produced using these materials as part of its VSP solutions offer unprecedented flexibility in design options, and are capable of having lower profile designs to enhance visibility and access in the surgical site, while also possessing improved strength and rigidity.
1: Data compared to 3D Systems’ Traditional cutting and marking guides. Proprietary mechanical validation testing data on file at 3D Systems.