June 3, 2021
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and REHOVOT, Israel—A new medical 3D printer from Stratasys Ltd. combines multiple applications in one system, enabling users to create highly detailed 3D anatomical models and drilling and cutting guides with approved third-party 510k-cleared segmentation software. The guides and models that it creates are certified as sterilizable and biocompatible, the company said in a release.
The Stratasys J5 MediJet™ 3D printer offers multiple materials and multi-color capabilities, and is economical and compact enough for small lab spaces. It features a patented rotating build platform with a fixed print head, designed to maximize reliability and simplify maintenance. The system is also said to deliver more output from a small footprint.
Compared to other 3D printers, the J5 MediJet 3D printer is reported to be up to 30 percent faster. It offers 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 company said.
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, reducing outsourcing costs or the need for multiple printers, according to the release.
“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’s Healthcare Vice President Osnat Philipp, in the release. “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.”
The J5 MediJet printer is certified with 510K-cleared DICOM segmentation software packages for clinical diagnostic use, Stratasys said in the release. 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 company said.
The J5 MediJet material and hardware manufacturing sites have received ISO 13485 certification for the design and manufacture of medical devices, according to the release.