3D-Side announces the beta release of its Shoulder 3D Arthroplasty software, Customize. Customize is a web-based platform to enable mass customization for arthroplasty. It has been built over years to automate design and manufacturing of 3D-Side’s products, including patient-specific cutting guides and cranial implant. Customize is made of three modules: Interact (an interactive toolbox for surgeons), Create (a toolbox for engineers) and Supervise (a toolbox for quality management and production management).
Catalyst Orthoscience, a medical device company focused on the upper extremity orthopedics market, recently introduced its Archer™ 3D Targeting imaging software, which is based on the 3D-Side Customize platform. Archer 3D Targeting will be used for planning surgeries with Catalyst’s Archer CSR Total Shoulder System and the Archer R1 Reverse Shoulder System. The software offers surgeons the opportunity to review a preoperative plan using an interactive, web-based interface.
The software offers a shared interface for surgeons and engineers, improving the communication process: DICOM transfer, case review (2D/3D), dynamic planning, PDF reports, chat tool and traceability of past surgeries. It increases performance and reduces lead time while creating efficiency with quality-related tasks such as traceability and documentation.
To ensure a reliable transfer in the O.R., intra-operative assistances can be plugged into Customize's output, such as:
- Patient specific instruments
- Augmented Reality
- Navigation system
Customize is certified for use in Europe as a class IIa software. A version is available on the U.S. market as a class I device. A class II clearance is pending for advanced functionalities.