Over at 3Ders, there is news of another 3D printing related startup raising $1 million from angel investors. Supercraft3D, which is based in Singapore, raised the money from individuals such as Binny Bansal, e-commerce platform Flipkart’s co-founder.
“The new investments will help the start up to advance its 3D printed medical implants and offer them to the Asian market. Supercraft3D was founded in September 2016 by Maltesh Somasekharappa and Venkataramana Gorti, who set out to create 3D printing solutions for developing medical models, implants, and surgical instruments…the startup has placed a focus on creating customized, patient-specific medical devices and models, which are made based on CT scans, MRIs, and even X-Rays.”
As Supercraft3D explains, “using sophisticated hardware and software, we are able to convert traditional X-Ray, MRI, CT, and other diagnostic images into clear transparent 3D models, at a fraction of the cost – and in most cases within 24 hrs. These models are highly accurate and help the doctor plan a better surgery, as well as [help] the patient understand his or her anatomy before undergoing any hospitalization. These models can also act as evidence in any medico-legal situation.”
Supercraft3D dived deeper into their reasoning: “we have started the R&D for patient-specific implants. We [Asians] get very limited choices when it comes to knee implants, for example. [Supercraft3D] make implants specific to the patient based on age and lifestyle.”
Image and Quotes Courtesy of Supercraft3D and 3Ders