DePuy Synthes Builds Out Trauma Offering With TRS' 3D-Printed Tech
Underlining its focus on 3D-printing and the potential this technology can bring, DePuy Synthes has acquired the 3D-printed scaffold platform of Tissue Regeneration Systems, enabling the orthopedics leader to develop patient-specific trauma products in-house.
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