3D Systems Expands its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) Service to Include Cranial Applications


ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 19, 2017 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the expansion of its groundbreaking Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) service to include VSP Cranial for cranial and craniofacial procedures. VSP Cranial is 510(k) cleared for use in the operating room and enables surgeons to create a virtual pre-surgical plan that can be instrumented with sterilizable, patient-specific 3D printed anatomical models, guides and templates. The use of VSP Cranial on these complex and sensitive procedures enables doctors to plan around and become familiar with a patient’s specific anatomy, and is intended to facilitate the pre-surgical planning process as well as the transfer of that plan to the operating room. By supplying surgeons with informative digital tools and accurate 3D printed surgical guides, VSP Cranial is designed to help doctors deliver improved surgical outcomes. Read More

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

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).

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3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Advance Treatment of National Sled Hockey Champion

LITTLETON, Colorado, October 11, 2016 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the successful spinal surgery of national sled hockey champion Mark Weimer, aided by 3D Systems' proprietary digital manufacturing workflow for healthcare. The complicated 15-hour surgery was performed by Dr. George Frey of Mighty Oak Medical in Englewood, CO, to alleviate pain caused by nerve and spinal cord compression following previous operations. 3D Systems' workflow was central to the success of the procedure, enabling the replication of complex patient anatomy for surgical planning, instrumentation and reference.

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

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.

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Case Study: Surgeries aided by 3D medical teachnologies deliver hope and a new life for Rwandan teen

Hope is intangible, but you know it when you see it.   It is now visible in the face of Rachel Uwimana, a 15-year-old Rwandan who suffered from fibrous dysplasia—a bone disorder in which scar-like tissue develops in place of normal bone—that severely disfigured her cranium and the orbital bone surrounding her left eye.   Thanks to a combination of human compassion, surgical skills and advanced technologies that include Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) and 3D printing from 3D Systems, Rachel now smiles and laughs easily, reactions that were seemingly impossible a couple of years ago. Read More

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