FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/3dprinting?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#3dprintinglt;/agt;–PrinterPrezz, Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing,
nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next
generation medical devices, today announced that it has signed a
customer agreement with SI-BONE, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIBN), a medical device
company that pioneered the minimally invasive surgical treatment of the
sacroiliac joint with the iFuse Implant System®. As part of the
agreement, PrinterPrezz will provide SI-BONE with development and build
services for potential future 3D-printed advanced medical devices and
“Our surgeons are asking for more metal 3D-printed medical solutions to
help their patients, and we continue to push forward our R&D to deliver
solutions for those who can benefit from surgical treatment of SI joint
disorders,” said Scott Yerby, Chief Technology Officer of SI-BONE.
“Working with PrinterPrezz’s local Bay Area Innovation Center enables
extremely fast turnarounds for our engineering team. This allows us to
test prototypes more quickly and iterate using 3D-printed models in
pursuit of better patient outcomes.”
“Every year the percentage of people being impacted by injuries from
sports and a growing aging population increases. We’re expecting the
orthopedic market size to increase from $5 billion to $50 billion
dollars,” said Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz. “SI-BONE is at the
forefront of providing minimally invasive surgical products for the
sacroiliac joint, seeking to help patients around the world who are
suffering from low back pain caused by SI joint dysfunction. We’re
working closely with SI-BONE to accelerate ground-breaking development
of high-performance devices to meet the demands of this large and
underserved market. Leveraging our multidisciplinary team of clinicians
and engineers as well as our suite of 3D printers, 3D manipulation
software, and 3D scanners, PrinterPrezz helps customers bring
life-changing orthopedic devices to market faster.”
PrinterPrezz’s unique Medifacturing™ approach provides expertise and
advanced production capabilities to customers in areas where they need
help most. For medical device designers, this means expert knowledge in
both the operating room and the manufacturing floor. PrinterPrezz’s
expertise in additive manufacturing and nanotechnology assists customers
on both sides of the spectrum, helping them to meet the rapidly changing
About SI-BONE, Inc.
SI-BONE is a medical device company that pioneered the iFuse Implant
System, a minimally invasive surgical system for fusion of the
sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The SI joint is
believed to be the last major joint with a clinically proven surgical
treatment. The iFuse Implant, commercially available since 2009, is
believed to be the only SI joint fusion device supported by multiple
prospective clinical studies showing improved pain, patient function and
quality of life resulting from treatment. There are over 60
peer-reviewed publications supporting the safety, effectiveness, and
biomechanical and economic benefits unique to the iFuse Implant (www.si-bone.com/results).
This body of evidence has enabled multiple government and private
insurance payors to establish coverage of the SI joint fusion procedure
exclusively when performed with the iFuse Implant System.
The iFuse Implant System is intended for sacroiliac fusion for
conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct
result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis.
This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the
peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months.
There are potential risks associated with the iFuse Implant System. It
may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit.
SI-BONE and iFuse Implant System are registered trademarks
of SI-BONE, Inc. ©2019 SI-BONE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About PrinterPrezz, Inc.
PrinterPrezz’s mission is to bring more ideas for innovative medical
devices to market faster, connecting medicine and manufacturing to
become the first Medifacturing™ company in the world. By developing
advanced medical devices using processes that combine expertise in 3D
printing, orthopedics, semiconductor and nanotechnologies,
PrinterPrezz’s ultimate goal is to provide medical solutions that enable
people to enjoy active lives longer. PrinterPrezz’s ecosystem aims to
solve challenges for various parts of the medical innovation value chain
by providing prototyping, development, and manufacturing services to
create life-enhancing medical devices. PrinterPrezz provides customers
with access to a variety of 3D printing machines, 3D manipulation
software, and 3D scanners as well as advanced manufacturing processes,
and surgeon education programs. Medical solutions created by
PrinterPrezz are designed to enable more people to live happier and more
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