J&J, HP Form 3-D Printing Technology Pact for Healthcare
Johnson & Johnson has formed a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. and a subsidiary of HP Inc focused on using 3D printing technologies to create better healthcare outcomes. Working together, the companies plan to combine their scientific, clinical, material science and technological expertise, and deep insights to develop products and solutions which can be manufactured quickly and customized to the needs of an individual patient or consumer.
In the near-term, the collaboration will focus on personalization of instrumentation and software for patient-specific healthcare devices. It is anticipated that 3D printing technology will lead to innovation in areas such as orthopedics, eye health and consumer products, among others.
“The intersection of technology and health care is spurring innovation that will have a profound impact on patients and consumers all over the world,” said Sandra Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson, in a company release “Combined with advances in data mining and software, 3D printing could enable distributed manufacturing models and patient-specific products, therapies and solutions that deliver better outcomes, better economics and improved global accessibility. This collaboration with HP Inc. exemplifies our commitment to harnessing new technology to improve outcomes and reduce costs across the health continuum.”
Source: Johnson & Johnson