PrinterPrezz Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, announced the opening of its first Innova¬tion Center in the Silicon Valley.
Leveraging a multi-disciplinary team of medical doctors, engineers, and materials scientists, PrinterPrezz uses its proprietary technology processes that combine proven metal 3D printing technologies and proprietary nanotechnologies to bring more advanced medical devices to market faster.
“3D printing has the potential to revolutionize how the world thinks about developing advanced medical devices, but in the current ecosystem, it takes too long to go from concept to product,” said Shri Shetty, co-founder and CEO of PrinterPrezz.
“By combining proven metal 3D printing technologies with our proprietary nano-technology post-processing, we can further enhance new medical de vices to improve durability, strength, and bone-in-growth while reducing the potential for infection, for example.
“From surgeons seeking new technologies, to manufacturers needing scale, to patients hoping for speedy functional recoveries, PrinterPrezz’s Medifacturing™ framework solves challenges in quality, cost, and time.”
The new PrinterPrezz Innovation Center, based in Fremont, provides customers with a one-stop shop to speed innovation, development and manufacturing of next generation medical devices.
This includes medical device digital design services with clinicians, engineers and materials scientists. With collaboration agreements to co-locate UCSF surgical innovations and other innovators onsite at the PrinterPrezz Innovation Center, Print¬erPrezz works with teams of researchers and university hospitals to make their intellectual property into product.
Dr. Alan Dang, co-founder and chief medical officer of PrinterPrezz and board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, said, “We support innovators at every level, from the individual clinician all the way to multinational medical device companies. Some are looking to develop an initial prototype from a napkin sketch while others are already in production and need additional manufacturing capacity.”