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CHEO chooses PolyUnity for 3D printing solution

Following a successful evaluation that explored how a digital inventory and 3D printing solution can help solve supply chain issues, CHEO is entering into a five-year agreement with PolyUnity Tech to bring additive manufacturing capabilities to pediatric healthcare in Ontario.

The assessment was supported by OBIO‘s Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN) and resulted in more than 200 innovations, the delivery of 1,281 products and the repair and reuse of 460 device parts, representing successful solution adoption. The EAHN program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

“OBIO is growing the Canadian-made health technologies that are making a difference across Canada. OBIO’s Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN) is supporting innovators as they find solutions to the challenges facing our health care system to ensure Canadians are getting the best quality care available”, said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

“At CHEO, we know that innovation is part of how we constantly improve outcomes of care for children, youth and families. This new agreement with PolyUnity highlights how by working collaboratively with the business and investment communities to explore and validate new technologies can help us bring promising new solutions into healthcare”, said Dr. Jason Berman, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, CHEO Research Institute, and Vice-President Research, CHEO.

Faced with supply chain bottlenecks and difficulties in sourcing spare parts, CHEO is exploring new services to expand access to innovative and specialized products. In recent years, the CHEO Research Institute has been working with PolyUnity to further explore the potential of additive manufacturing for the healthcare sector. The primary focus here is on reducing the cost and downtime of devices.

“It is the impact of the great collaborative work we do with our healthcare partners that matters most. Creating innovative solutions for supply chain issues and delivering replacement parts quickly for organizations like CHEO has a direct impact on patients. And this work is especially meaningful to us at PolyUnity”, adds Mark Gillingham, President, PolyUnity Tech Inc.

“Our healthcare organizations are continuously asked do more with less. And this is why innovation becomes critical to delivering value-based healthcare services. We’re so proud of the 200+ innovative products created in collaboration with CHEO’s team members and are excited to continue creating more solutions together”, commented Jacqueline Lee, CEO, PolyUnity Tech Inc.

AMaaS enables healthcare professionals to quickly turn problems into prototypes and useful products. Through this agreement, CHEO will continue to work with PolyUnity to leverage its technology, save costs and create operational efficiencies while avoiding complex procurement processes.

“Our goal is to help innovative companies like PolyUnity get into new markets and this is exactly what our EAHN program was designed to do. We are thrilled to be the first to support the adoption of PolyUnity’s game-changing technology by Ontario healthcare organizations”, said Dr. Maura Campbell, President and CEO of OBIO.

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