Mighty Oak Medical, a medical device company specializing in the development and commercialization of spinal technologies, announced a technical partnership with HP for 3D-printed healthcare applications.
The FIREFLY system, Mighty Oak’s flagship product, is now manufactured by HP’s Jet Fusion 5200 3D printer. It enables precise planning and navigation for surgical procedures. FDA approval and CE mark confirm the value this technology adds to patients, surgeons and the healthcare system.
The FIREFLY solution increases the precision and safety of spinal fusion surgery and reduces efficiency issues. Surgeons can accurately drill and insert pedicle screws using 3D models and disposable templates. HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology enables shorter print turnaround times, resulting in a higher level of personalized care.
“It was important for us to maintain our focus on the spine and develop innovative solutions that make surgical procedures safer and more efficient,” said Heidi Frey, President at Mighty Oak Medical. “We have always viewed 3D printed, patient-specific solutions as an ideal way to achieve those two objectives, and now, thanks to HP’s 3D printing technology, the healthcare industry is undergoing a massive transformation in terms of the solutions, patient experience and outcomes new 3D printed medical devices can provide.”
Mighty Oak Medical has eleven years of experience in additive manufacturing technology. They developed the FIREFLY navigation system, which streamlines the surgical workflow and reduces screw placement time.
Since installing HP Jet Fusion 5200 printers directly on the manufacturing floor, Mighty Oak Medical has achieved unprecedented efficiencies – while improving reproducibility and consistency in pedicle screw placement and achieving 99.7%1 accuracy in screw placement.
“Mighty Oak is currently leading the charge towards a more advanced medical device and orthopedic industry with its FIREFLY solution,” said Greg Elfering, Head of Americas Go-to-Market, HP Personalization & 3D Printing. “We are excited to partner with Mighty Oak to maximize the benefits of HP’s 3D printing solutions for healthcare applications. By minimizing costs, enabling personalization, and improving efficiency and accuracy of care for patients, Mighty Oak and HP are demonstrating how the power of innovation can positively impact patients and the healthcare industry.”
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