Stratasys launched a new 3D printer devoted to printing human anatomy and medical models as well as materials designed to replicate cardiac and vascular systems as well as bones.
The printer, the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer, is designed to product models that replicate the feel, responsiveness and biomechanics of human anatomy. The use cases are to allow surgeons to prepare and train for procedures as well as advance medical devices.
Typically, medical professionals have used cadavers, animal, traditional and virtual reality models to train. All of those training tools have limitations. Cadavers don't retain live tissue feel and animals may bring up ethical concerns.
In addition, Stratasys launched three materials to create cardiac, vascular and orthopedic 3D printing applications. These materials are called TissueMatrix, GelMatrix and BoneMatrix. A Blood Vessel Cleaning Station that removes support material from inside 3D-printed blood vessels is being released.