3D Systems to Transform Digital Dentistry with Acquisition of Dental Materials Pioneer NextDent finance.yahoo.com
Vertex Dental and NextDent are leading global innovators and manufacturers of photopolymer, thermoplastic, polymer and monomer materials for traditional and 3D printing dental applications. NextDent has developed 12 dental 3D printing materials to date and has obtained regulatory approval for use of these materials in more than 70 countries worldwide. NextDent’s portfolio of 3D printing materials allow dental professionals to produce trays, models, drilling templates, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges with enhanced speed, precision and efficiency and lower cost compared to conventional procedures.
“With the combination of our disruptive Figure 4 platform and NextDent’s revolutionary materials, we have the unique opportunity to deliver transformative digital production solutions from the dentist’s chair to the dental lab,” said Vyomesh Joshi, President and CEO, 3D Systems.
6:01 am 3D Systems and United Therapeutics ( UTHR) announce plans to develop solid-organ scaffolds for human transplants ( DDD) : The multi-year collaboration and development agreement combines the 3D printing and precision healthcare expertise of 3D Systems with the regenerative medicine and organ manufacturing capabilities of United Therapeutics. 3D Systems will collaborate with United Therapeutics and its organ manufacturing and transplantation-focused subsidiary, Lung Biotechnology PBC. The agreement focuses on development of 3D printing systems for solid-organ scaffolds, beginning with lung scaffolds.
We’re Getting Closer to Mass Production of Bones, Organs, and Implants The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
by Adam Popescu April 27, 2017, 1:59 PM CDT
Medical researchers have been able to create certain kinds of living cells with 3D printers for more than a decade. Now a few companies are getting closer to mass production of higher-order tissues (bone, cartilage, organs) and other individually tailored items, including implants. This kind of precision medicine, treating patients based on their genes, environment, and lifestyle, could herald the end of long organ donor lists and solve other problems, too. ... bloomberg.com