Materialise, Canon sign distribution agreement

Materialise NV, has recently declared the signing of an agreement that will have Canon Lifecare Solutions distributing software solutions from the Materialise Mimics Innovation and Care Suites in Japan.

With this agreement, users of workstations and 3D printers offered by Canon Lifecare Solutions will be able to benefit from Materialise’s open and flexible software solutions. Included in the offering will be the newly launched Materialise Mimics inPrint, which allows clinicians to 3D print in hospitals by connecting data from all modern imaging systems to the ever expanding range of 3D printers on the market.

Materialise Executive Vice President, Hilde Ingelaere states, “At Materialise, we have devoted more than 25 years to identifying meaningful applications of 3D printing and developing the backbone of software and solutions needed to successfully bring them to market. We see incredible potential for 3D printing in medicine, a vision which we share with Canon Lifecare Solutions. By distributing our software solutions, Canon Lifecare Solutions will help accelerate our aim of helping the medical community better integrate 3D printing into their workflow and begin unleashing the benefits it offers, which include potential cost savings and patient care improvement.