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Materialise NV Announces Collaboration With Global Orthopaedic Technology

LEUVEN, Belgium, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Materialise NV (MTLS), a leading provider of 3D software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, and pioneer in medical image based knee guide technology, today announced that Global will use its Knee Guide System.

The Materialise Knee Guide System, a solution consisting of easy-to-use 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for knee surgery, allows surgeons to efficiently and accurately plan knee surgeries based on the patient's unique anatomy and structural damage. Based on that pre-operative plan, patient-specific guides are designed and 3D printed for use during surgery. This widely-used system will now include Global.

Jeroen Dille, Director of Materialise's Clinical Unit, states: "The collaboration with Global allows Materialise to help even more surgeons in Australia to discover the benefits that 3D printing can offer in the planning and the execution of total knee arthroplasty. Improving people's lives through meaningful applications of 3D printing has been our mission since...