Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) introduced a medical 3D printer that sets a new standard for healthcare providers and medical device companies by combining multiple applications in one system. With multiple materials and multi-color capabilities, the Stratasys J5 MediJet 3D printer enables users to create highly detailed 3D anatomical models and drilling and cutting guides with approved third-party 510k-cleared segmentation software. Guides and models are certified as sterilizable and biocompatible, and the printer is economical and compact enough for small lab spaces.
The J5 MediJet 3D printer is the newest addition to the Stratasys J5 Series of printers, along with the J5 DentaJet and J55. In operation, it features a patented rotating build platform with a fixed print head. This is designed to maximize reliability and simplify maintenance. The system also delivers more output from a small footprint. Compared to other 3D printers, the MediJet 3D printer is up to 30 percent faster, along with a simple workflow that includes automatic build tray arrangement, corrections and support for the latest 3MF file format for simplifying connectivity to third-party segmentation and design software.
The new printer supports DraftWhite material for affordable single-material applications, along with a full array of new flexible, rigid color, and transparent materials. The multi-materials capabilities support a broad range of medical modeling applications in one office-friendly platform, which reduces outsourcing costs or the need for multiple printers.
“For small to midsized hospitals, we’re enabling access to models and guides with a medical-specific 3D printer that is office-friendly and affordable, while ensuring sterilization is easy so you can bring models right into the operating room with you,” said Stratasys’ Healthcare Vice President Osnat Philipp. “We also believe the J5 MediJet printer can help medical device companies bring new innovations to market faster by providing models for benchmark testing of medical devices and for product demonstrations with models showing the actual pathologies the devices are meant to treat.”
All on a certified system. The J5 MediJet printer is certified with leading 510K-cleared DICOM segmentation software packages for clinical diagnostic use. Additionally, it can print biocompatible materials that are certified for limited contact to tissue and bone, and permanent contact to intact skin (ISO 10993) and for breathing gas pathways in healthcare applications (ISO 18562). MediJet models can also be sterilized using Steam, Gamma and EtO methods specific to the print material.
The J5 MediJet material and hardware manufacturing sites have received ISO 13485 certification for the design and manufacture of medical devices.