VA, GE Form 3D Medical Printing Tech Partnership

A General Electric business unit and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to test software designed to accelerate the process to create 3D-printed models and prosthetics from hours to minutes for medical use.

GE Healthcare aims to help VA manage the delivery of health care services to the department’s nine million patients and expand the use of 3D printing in the medical field through the partnership, the company said Tuesday.

The company will mainly work with VA Puget Sound Health Care System by sharing the software, workstations and input on the use of the technology.

Radiologists at VA’s medical facilities in Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Salt Lake City will use the company’s AW VolumeShare advanced visualization workstations and 3D printing software in precision medicine initiatives.

The company intends for its AW VolumeShare to help clinicians produce models of normal and pathological anatomy using automation techniques for pre-3D printing preparation and diagnostic processes.

You may also be interested in...

SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Lockheed Martin

Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Set for Launch Next Year

Lockheed Martin has announced the launch readiness of an upcoming military space satellite designed to provide missile warning via infrared technology. The company said Wednesday its fifth Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite or SBIRS GEO-5 is set for flight in 2021, following the satellite's completion in October this year.


Parsons Announces New Products for Cloud Native Streaming

Parsons has unveiled a new series of cloud products designed to help government and commercial customers process large amounts of data while ensuring lesser infrastructure costs. The company said Wednesday it will offer cloud native stream platforms to deliver the scalability needed to maximize cloud resources.


Bitglass Gets FedRAMP OK for Secure Cloud Access Offering

Bitglass has earned a certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for a platform developed to protect any interaction between devices, applications, on-premises resources, infrastructure and web destinations.