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ProofX, LLC Announces NorthShore University HealthSystem 3D Biotech Fab Lab Partnership

3D Printing & Prototyping Fab Lab to Improve Surgical Outcomes, Patient Care

CHICAGO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ProofX, LLC announced its newest ProofX Biotech Fab Lab opening in a partnership with the Center for Biomedical Research Informatics (CBRI) at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). The ProofX Fab Lab will enable physicians and researchers to optimize surgical outcomes and enhance medical care for patients by fabricating precise, customized 3D anatomical models from patients' CT and/or MRI images.

"Our partnership with NorthShore affirms a revolution in the advancement of biomedical research and biocompatible materials.  We subscribe to the notion that 'If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a model is worth 1,000 pictures.'We know that medical care needs to be more tailored and personalized. Today, clinicians at NorthShore can take advantage of 3D printing to bring a more affordable approach for individualized medical treatment planning aimed to achieve precision, accuracy in surgical patient care and advanced experimental research," said Dima Elissa, CEO, Co-founder at ProofX, LLC.

Positive Patient Impact
Top medical research facilities like NorthShore are employing these technologies to improve the quality of patient care by enhancing the accuracy of surgical procedures using simulation of 3D specimens.

"This partnership brings us on-site access to this emerging technology," said Jonathan Silverstein, MD, Vice President, Clinical Research Informatics at NorthShore. "It allows our researchers to extend their 3D visualization models into a tangible physical form, providing physicians' precise models ideal for surgical planning and other medical applications."

ProofX, LLC underscores the pledge made by the State of Illinois to support re-shoring of manufacturing locally with an emphasis on establishing a leadership position in additive manufacturing.  By partnering with academic, vocational, research and industrial communities across the country, ProofX is promoting job creation and leading the adoption of digital manufacturing solutions.  As this initial partnership with NorthShore demonstrates, ProofX's immediate focus is to ally with biomedical research institutions with a focus on using 3D printing technology to reduce the challenging cost of bringing innovative solutions and products to market.

About ProofX, LLC
Founded in 2013, ProofX, LLC is a woman-owned leader in 3D Fab Lab and Rapid Prototyping services to the medical and industrial communities.

For more information on ProofX 3D Fab Labs:
http://proofx.co

For more information on NorthShore University HealthSystem:
http://northshore.org

Contact:
Denise Dorman
1-630-845-4694
[email protected]

SOURCE ProofX, LLC

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