Objet Launches New Bio-Compatible 3D Printing Material for Medical and Dental Solutions

By Objet Geometries Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

REHOVOT, Israel, September 21, 2011 -

- Improved material transparency provides better visibility of soft tissues during medical and dental procedures

Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, today launched a new Bio-Compatible 3D printing material (MED610™). According to Objet, the material combines bio-compatibility with high dimensional stability and clear transparency. This makes it useful for PMMA simulation and a wide range of medical and dental applications - particularly the production of highly accurate, customized surgical guides.

Dr. Stan Brodie, Specialist in Digital Implant Planning and Surgical Guides at iDent, and a user of Objet 3D printing technology, comments, “The accuracy and fine detail of Objet 3D-printed surgical guides guarantee surgeons a consistently high level of precision that’s unmatched by manual processes. The new Bio-Compatible material now introduces further benefits to the process with improved transparency, making it easier to monitor underlying soft tissue during dental procedures.”

Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet adds, “Objet invests significantly in R&D in order to proactively meet the requirements of our customers. The advanced mechanical properties of the new Bio-Compatible material, including its clear transparency bring benefits to the entire medical and dental workflow - from surgical planning through to the procedure itself.”

The new Objet Bio-Compatible material is ideal for prolonged skin contact of over 30 days and mucosal-membrane contact of up to 24 hours. It has five medical approvals according to the harmonized standard ISO 10993-1: Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity, Delayed Type Hypersensitivity, Irritation and USP Plastic Class VI.* MED610 is also manufactured under the ISO 13485:2003 certification, which specifies that each and every batch of the material undergoes bio-compatibility conformity testing, including GC-FID before it is packaged. This ensures the highest bio-compatible standards for medical and dental application requirements.

MED610 is the second material the company has created specifically for dental and medical applications. It joins the company’s original Objet VeroDent material, currently used extensively by dental labs worldwide in the digital dental process.

The Bio-Compatible material can be used on all Objet Connex and Eden 3D printers and is available for purchase immediately. Existing customers can use this material following a software upgrade.

*Biological Testing: Parts printed by Objet according to Objet MED610 Use and Maintenance Terms (DOC-08242) were evaluated for biocompatibility in accordance with standard DIN EN ISO 10993-1: 2009, Biological evaluation of medical devices-Part 1: Evaluation and Testing within a risk management process. This addresses cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed hypersensitivity, and USP plastic Class VI which includes the test for irritation, acute systemic toxicity and implantation.

DISCLAIMER: It is the responsibility of the Customer and its respective customers and end-users to determine the biocompatibility of all the component parts and materials used in its finished products for their respective purposes, including in relation to prolonged skin contact (of more than 30 days) and short-term mucosal-membrane contact (up to 24 hours). Results may vary if different conditions apply than those existing at Objet Ltd.’s (”Objet”)  laboratories at testing time and those that applied for the purposes of the evaluation of biological testing specified in 2009, Biological evaluation of medical devices-Part 1: Evaluation and Testing within a risk management process. Customer acknowledges the contents of this document and that Objet parts, materials, and supplies are subject to its standard terms and conditions identified at www.objet.com/termsandconditions/  which are incorporated herein by reference.

Objet does not guarantee the final release and availability of materials, products and/or features referred to herein. Materials will be released subject to Objet’s sole discretion. Not all released materials are currently available for all platforms / systems. Objet will update its website further as releases become available and/or compatible with specific platforms/systems.

About Objet

Objet Ltd., is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.

Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (12 awards in 5 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.

Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 60 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet’s range of over 60 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

Objet’s 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.

For more information, visit us at www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog.

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