Photo Release -- 3D Systems Expands its HealthCare Solutions With Bespoke Orthotics

Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:35am EDT

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ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has developed the next generation of custom 3D printed hand brace devices, representing a new paradigm and advancement in the state of the art in musculoskeletal medicine. 3D Systems plans to launch these breakthrough devices to provide a superior patient experience during the second half of 2013.

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3D Systems deployed its recently acquired Bespoke Innovations™ integrated scan-to-print proprietary technology and extensive know-how to replace traditional labor-intensive, cumbersome hand brace devices with custom-fitted, 3D printed braces that are streamlined, adaptive and personalized to the lifestyle and condition of the patient. Musculoskeletal medicine accounts for approximately 30% of all acute orthopedic care including sports, industrial or job related injury and chronic conditions.

"We are thrilled to apply 3D Systems' integrated technology to transform musculoskeletal healthcare delivery for the benefit of patients," said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "Our commitment is to improve lives with custom exoskeleton and orthopedic devices that are personalized, streamlined, hygienic and adaptive to enhance the patient experience and return them to a productive lifestyle sooner." concluded Reichental.

 Learn more about custom prosthetics and orthotics at 3DSystems.com.

 About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD software and plugins, and affordable consumer create-and-make printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com

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