Last week, MedTech3D – the South African medical technology company, and Axial3D – the medical 3D Printing Solutions Company, announced a partnership to bring affordable expert medical segmentation and 3D printing to clinicians in South African hospitals.
Increasingly, hospitals are using medical 3D printing for creating patient-specific anatomical models to enhance patient care and surgical outcomes, support medical education and significantly reduce theatre costs. With this latest partnership, Axial3D and MedTech3D aim to bring the novel medical imaging technology to the South African market.
According to a prediction by Gartner, by 2021, 25% of surgeons will use a 3D printed model in planning for surgery. The latest partnership between Axial3D and MedTech3D ensures that surgeons in South Africa will have affordable access to high-quality 3D printed models for pre-operative planning.
Dipika Maharaj, MD at MedTech3D said, “Medical 3D printing is set to be the next revolution in the technology. Medtech3D aims to ensure that the South African healthcare system is a part of this transformation in medicine, by providing premium medical 3D printing at affordable rates and within our local hospitals. We’re delighted that Axial3D is assisting us to do this by bringing its internationally acclaimed segmentation software to South Africa.”
Roger Johnston, CEO at Axial3D said, “I am delighted to announce our latest partnership, which is our first on the African continent, with MedTech3D in South Africa. Dipika and her team have an incredible vision of introducing affordable, high-quality pre-operative planning offerings to South African healthcare. We are proud that Dipika has selected Axial3D as her partner for medical 3D printing. We are excited to begin the journey to change the lives of patients in South Africa.”
About MedTech3D: MedTech3D’s mission is to use cutting-edge global technology and resource to provide South African healthcare practitioners and medical educational institutes with premium patient-specific models, printed locally.
About Axial3D: Axial3D creates patient-specific, highly accurate 3D printed anatomical models that transform how surgeons interact with patient data. AWS has enabled Axial3D to transform the process of creating and delivering these 3D printed models to a timeframe of 24-48 hours, a task that previously would have taken 6 to 8 weeks.
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