Patient-specific implants for the treatment of orthopedic and cranial trauma and reconstruction.
Patient-specific implants for the treatment of orthopedic and cranial trauma and reconstruction.

3D printing company Materialise plans to acquire in a 75% stake in Engimplan, a Brazil-based manufacturer of orthopedic and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) implants and instruments.

The company says that this move will help to accelerate the introduction of 3D printed, personalized implants and instruments in the Brazilian market. As part of the transaction, Materialise will gain access to Engimplan’s local production facility, expand Engimplan’s portfolio with its 3D printed implants and enter the company’s existing partner and distribution network in Brazil.

‘Surgical planning and 3D printing are increasingly adopted by orthopedic and CMF surgeons, as they understand the positive impact of personalized implants and patient-specific solutions on surgical outcomes,’ said Brigitte de Vet, VP of Materialise Medical.

‘This investment by Materialise sends a strong signal to our customers and the industry that we remain committed to developing our innovative solutions that improve the lives of many people, and that we have the confidence and support of a pioneer and global leader in 3D printing,’ added José Tadeu Leme, CEO of Engimplan.

This story uses material from Materialise, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.