LimaCorporate (Lima) and the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S., Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have announced that they are founding the first additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants in a hospital setting. This innovative collaboration will set the stage to substantially increase the availability and speed of personalized orthopedic care for patients with complex orthopedic conditions in the United States.
The new facility, operated by Lima on the HSS main campus on New York’s Upper East Side, will leverage the combination of Lima’s advanced technology and experience, and HSS’ expertise in clinical care and biomechanical engineering. The collaboration will foster and accelerate innovation in complex orthopedic joint care resulting in new products and solutions for patients across the U.S.
Lima will be the registered manufacturer for all devices designed and produced at this new, state-of-the-art facility, located at HSS. The facility is expected to be operational by early 2020 and will initially serve hospitals in the region before making the devices available to all providers in the U.S.