Metal 3D printing company PrinterPrezz (Fremont, Calif.) said it has open a medtech “innovation center” in Silicon Valley.
The Fremont-based center offers customers medical device digital design services with clinicians, engineers, and materials scientists. It also includes access to an open-innovation environment featuring a broad set of software, scanners, and hardware to optimize 3D print design and prototyping for a variety of applications, from implants to medical devices, surgical aids, and prosthetics, according to the company.
PrinterPrezz has collaboration agreements to co-locate the University of California, San Francisco Surgical Innovations medtech accelerator and other innovators onsite. The company said it works with teams of researchers and university hospitals to turn their intellectual property into products and develop additional manufacturing and product IP.
The center includes multiple powder-bed metal 3D printers capable of printing in materials such as titanium and stainless steel, as well as a suite of proprietary nanotechnologies including nano-metrology, nano-coating, and nano-etching to enhance device performance.
“We support innovators at every level, from the individual clinician all the way to multinational medical device companies,” said orthopedic spine surgeon Alan Dang, PrinterPrezz co-founder and chief medical officer, in a prepared statement. “We have offerings designed to help each group succeed.”