Singapore-based medical 3D printing startup Supercraft3D has announced that it has raised $1 million in investments, largely from Binny Bansal, the cofounder of e-commerce platform Flipkart. In addition to Bansal, Supercraft3D has also attracted funds from four other undisclosed angel investors. The new investments will help the start-up to advance its 3D printed medical implants and offer them to the Asian market.
Supercraft3D was founded in September 2016 by Maltesh Somasekharappa and Venkataramana Gorti, who set out to create 3D printing solutions for developing medical models, implants, and surgical instruments. Notably, the startup has placed a focus on creating customized, patient-specific medical devices and models, which are made based on CT scans, MRIs, and even X-rays.
As the company explains, “Using sophisticated hardware and software, we are able to convert traditional X-Ray, MRI, CT and other diagnostic images into clear transparent 3D Models, at a fraction of the cost and in most cases within 24 Hrs. These models are highly accurate and help the doctor to plan a better surgery, as well as the patient to understand his anatomy before undergoing any hospitalization. These models can also act as evidence in any medico-legal situation.”