Synthes and Materialise have entered into an exclusive partnership for the development and distribution of Materialise's solutions for cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery.
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.