Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Kapstone Medical, a product development and intellectual property service provider for medical device innovators. The new partnership will provide medical device companies and surgeon inventors a complete solution for bringing ideas to market from initial idea to product launch.
For over 25 years, Materialise has been on the leading edge of 3D printing and image-based software solutions with its Mimics Innovation Suite. In addition, its Anatomical Data Mining (ADaM) solution has been able to help orthopedic device manufacturers bring anatomical evidence into product development with validated, population-based average models derived from databases of imaging data.
Kapstone Medical is an end-to-end customized solutions provider dedicated to helping medical device innovators develop and safeguard their ideas. The company integrates a suite of disciplines to give physician inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers of all sizes the opportunity to efficiently develop new ideas, on time and on budget.
“We are excited to join Kapstone Medical in a partnership that will help companies and inventors create a better and healthier world,” said Bryan Crutchfield, Managing Director of Materialise USA.
In the past year, Materialise and Kapstone have partnered to support Shoulder Options, Inc. in the concept design for a novel reconstructive device. By combining Materialise’s population analysis service and Kapstone’s broad expertise in product development and commercialization, the two companies were able to assist Shoulder Options in successfully designing a next generation, anatomical implant system.
For John Kapitan, Kapstone Founder and President, “in layering the Materialise suite of products with Kapstone’s knowledge and skillset, the partnership will help innovators swiftly and efficiently take their technologies from conceptualization to market.”
For more information on the new partnership, please visit us at AAOS at booth #5156 (Materialise) or #2239 (Kapstone) or at the Materialise World Conference in Brussels, April 23 – 24.
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