Clarkson College in Omaha, NE, and additive manufacturing specialist 3D Systems have partnered to create the 3D Printing and Technology Center of Excellence on the college campus.
The partnership will enable the 135-year-old college to manufacture FDA-cleared, 3D-printed, patient-specific devices onsite and make them accessible to clinicians and healthcare facilities across the region. Device offerings include diagnostic anatomic models, surgical guides for orthopedic oncology procedures, and radiotherapy accessories, said the news release.
The center currently is equipped with three printers — 3D Systems' ProJet CJP 660Pro, Stratasys' J850 Digital Anatomy Polyjet, and Formlab 3 SLA. Several 3D print media are available.
Clarkson College has a well-earned reputation for providing quality healthcare education and 3D Systems boasts three decades of additive manufacturing innovation. Bringing technology closer to point-of-care and the implementation of 3D Systems' solutions holds several tangible benefits for Omaha and the surrounding communities, including accelerated innovation through clinical engagement, the potential for enhanced patient outcomes, and the transformation of healthcare practices, according to Clarkson College.