Materialise is a provider in the field of rapid industrial and medical prototyping and software solutions.

Under the partnership, Materialise will provide pre-operative planning services directly to the surgeon via interactive, web-based collaboration tools, and will fabricate intra-operative guides and anatomical models.

Synthes, a global medical device company in orthopaedic trauma, spine, and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF), will distribute intra-operative guides and models and continue to deliver patient specific surgical implants.

The combination of Materialise’s research and development expertise in the field of pre-operative planning and Synthes’ medical device manufacturing capabilities, including patient-specific implants for CMF surgery, makes this an excellent partnership for both companies.