LEUVEN, Belgium, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Materialise NV(Nasdaq:MTLS), a leading provider of 3D software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, and pioneer in medical image based guide technology, today announced that they signed a 5 year partnership agreement with Japan Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc.(7600:Tokyo) for Materialise's guide system for Total Hip Replacement.
Jeroen Dille, Director of Materialise's Clinical Unit, states: "We are excited to make our technology available to even more patients in Japan through our partner Japan MDM. Japanese surgeons working with Japan MDM's implants will be able to plan their surgeries in 3D and use 3D printed patient-specific guides."
Mr. Okawa, President of Japan MDM declares: "We are very pleased to have the technology of Materialise NV available for Japanese patients and surgeons, and expect this technology will help Japanese surgeons to facilitate more appropriate Patient Matched surgeries to Japanese patients with 3D Printed Patient-Specific guides."
Materialise has 25 years of experience in 3D planning and printing for medical applications, which includes the development of dedicated 3D visualization and planning software, engineering and design services and the production of 3D printed patient-specific guides and implants.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
About Japan Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc.
Japan Medical Dynamic Marketing, established in 1973 has been contributing to the healthy life of people through the development of medical devices and sales. As one of the leading companies in the Japanese orthopedic industry, we have 18 sales branches, and are supporting the best patient satisfaction nationwide. Guided by the principle of "contributing to medical care", we remain committed to becoming a company worthy of your trust.
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