J&J to Work With HP on 3-D Printed Medical DevicesJ&J to Work With HP on 3-D Printed Medical Devices
May 18, 2016
The medical device giant sees potential to use 3-D printing technology in areas such as orthopaedics, eye health, and consumer products.
Add Johnson & Johnson to the list of major medical device companies seeing a lot of potential in 3-D printing. The medical device giant this week announced a partnership with HP to collaborate on developing medical products that can be made quickly and customized to the needs of individual people.
The collaboration in the near-term will focus on personalization of instrumentation and software related to devices. J&J sees potential in areas including orthopaedics, eye health, and consumer products.
"Combined with advances in data mining and software, 3D printing could enable distributed manufacturing models and patient-specific products, therapies and solutions that deliver better outcomes, better economics, and improved global accessibility. This collaboration with HP Inc. exemplifies our commitment to harnessing new technology to improve outcomes and reduce costs across the health continuum," Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman at Johnson & Johnson, said in a news release.
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