DePuy Synthes signs agreement with Materialise

In a development that further underscores ways in which medical devices are being personalized for individual patients, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has recently made an agreement with Materialise, a specialist in 3D printing, to offer TRUMATCH® titanium 3D-printed implants for use in facial and skull disorders.

With the addition of personalized titanium 3D-printed implants, DePuy Synthes is now able to offer for the first time a personalized total solution for orthognathic surgery and other craniofacial indications that seamlessly integrates virtual surgical planning, intraoperative patient specific tools and personalized implants to help surgeons achieve their goals for accuracy and patient outcomes.

The titanium 3D-printed implants are designed based on a CT scan of the patient’s skull and will be part of DePuy Synthes’ TRUMATCH CMF Solutions. The distribution agreement between the DePuy Synthes’ legal entity Synthes GmbH and Materialise NV (Leuven, Belgium) includes Europe (except France) and Australia.