By: 7 December 2016
DePuy Synthes announces agreement with Materialise for 3D-printed titanium cranio-facial implants

In a development that further under- scores ways in which medical devices are being personalised for individual patients, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has announced an agreement with Materialise, a innovator in 3D printing, to offer TRUMATCH® titanium 3D-printed implants for use in facial and skull disorders.

DePuy Synthes has worked with Materialise in the field of personalised solutions for craniofacial surgery since 2010. With the addition of personalised titanium 3D-printed implants, DePuy Synthes is now able to offer, for the first time, a personalised total solution for orthognathic surgery and other craniofacial indications that seamlessly integrates virtual surgical planning, intraoperative patient-specific tools and personalised implants to help surgeons achieve their goals for accuracy and patient outcomes.

“The TRUMATCH CMF Solutions portfolio includes several advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction, and cranial reconstruction,” said Elmar Zurbriggen, vice president, DePuy Synthes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“The agreement with Materialise will enable us to continue to bring more personalised solutions to the marketplace, furthering our ability to improve patient care.”

The titanium 3D-printed implants are designed based on a CT scan of the patient’s skull and will be part of DePuy Synthes’ TRUMATCH CMF Solutions.