Stratasys advances personalized healthcare with new software for 3D-printed anatomic models

New software from Stratasys significantly innovates anatomic 3D modelling for polymer 3D printing. Their ‘Digital Anatomy Creator’ enables modellers to easily manipulate material formations and customize the internal structures of their prints to achieve patient-specific anatomic models that are a direct replication of a patient’s pathologic and biologic anatomy.

Stratasys Digital Anatomy printers can produce medical models across a spectrum of applications, from diagnosis to patient education.With the Digital Anatomy Creator users have access to additional options and controls to calibrate their printers’ materials to meet their specific anatomic model needs, allowing them to explore, customize and create ultra-realistic models that behave and respond like the real thing. Further, Digital Anatomy Creator allows users to create, replicate and share designs across a community for patienspecific anatomies.

Ultimately it takes personalised care to a new level, resulting in better outcomes of surgical procedures. It lowers costs and can reduce time spent in the operating suite. Healthcare providers that have incorporated 3D printed anatomic models into their practice, are able to deliver patientand pathology-specific anatomic models. They can be printed with materials that can mimic human tissue, putting in your hands anatomic models that can significantly aid diagnosis, help develop intelligent treatment plans, and better prepare for surgical procedures.

“The Digital Anatomy Creator is the missing link between the patient, the printer and the final printed 3D anatomic model,” said Seth Friedman, PhD, Manager of Innovation, Imaging and Simulation Modeling for Seattle Children’s Hospital. “This new software has allowed us to personalize our anatomic models to a mind-blowing level – we can now provide a level of care that is truly personalized to each of our patients, which is really important when working with children and their caregivers.”

In addition to the introduction of the Digital Anatomy Creator, Stratasys continues to collaborate with Synopsys SimplewareScanIP Medical and Materialise Mimics inPrint to certify its Digital Anatomy and J5 MediJet printers to be included in FDA 510(k)

cleared medical modelling workflows. These certifications give Stratasys’ customers access to workflows for diagnostic anatomic modelling and further enhances access to point-of-care 3D printing

“We continue our journey towards accessible, accurate, and realistic 3D medical modelling by deepening our structural pathology flexibility with the introduction of the Digital Anatomy Creator module and by validating our digital workflow with 3rd party segmentation software with FDA 510(k) clearance,” said Osnat Philipp, Vice President, Healthcare for Stratasys. “Our solutions allow providers to deliver best-in-class healthcare that leads to better outcomes and establishes a new level of care.”