Ricoh Introduces State-of-the-Art 3D Medical Device Manufacturing Facility in Partnership with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Ricoh USA, Inc. has introduced its latest healthcare initiative, unveiling the RICOH 3D for Healthcare Innovation Studio.

This state-of-the-art facility, located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C., marks the company's flagship Point of Care 3D medical device manufacturing center. It aims to address the challenges faced by patient care teams with limited access to 3D-printed anatomic models.

The Innovation Studio provides clinicians with immediate access to development, design, and manufacturing services for patient-specific, 3D-printed anatomic models crucial for surgical planning and patient education.

Leveraging Ricoh's HIPAA-compliant, ISO 13485-certified 3D medical device manufacturing center and Managed Services expertise, the studio aims to streamline workflows, reduce lead times, and ensure regulatory compliance.

The facility's proximity allows for faster production times and direct access to clinical resources and 3D-printing expertise. It fosters collaboration among multidisciplinary teams across national networks, enhancing patient care through a wider range of experts and support.

North America at Ricoh USA, emphasized the studio's role in democratizing access to precision medical solutions. Expressed gratitude to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist for partnering in this endeavor and outlined plans to expand such facilities nationwide.

Ricoh 3D for Healthcare specializes in producing patient-specific anatomic models via additive manufacturing, utilizing segmented 3D print files from FDA-cleared applications.

These models serve diagnostic purposes across various medical fields. The facility's establishment enables Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University School of Medicine to establish a Medical 3D Printing Center of Excellence in collaboration with Wake Forest Innovations and Innovation Quarter.

The partnership's potential to enhance clinical, research, and educational capabilities.

Access to precision anatomic 3D models at the point of care enables clinical teams to plan and deliver informed care plans efficiently.

Studies have shown benefits such as reduced operating times, redefined surgical approaches, lowered costs, enhanced educational opportunities, and improved diagnostic support.

Moreover, with an on-site Point of Care 3D medical device manufacturing facility, compliance concerns are alleviated through Ricoh's Managed Services platform, expertise, and FDA-cleared anatomic models.

Ricoh's additive manufacturing solutions and services, including RICOH 3D for Healthcare, will be showcased at RAPID + TCT in Los Angeles, CA, from June 25-27.


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