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3D Printing for Vascular Health, Shaping Breakthroughs in Brain Aneurysm Treatments

3D printing can be incredibly helpful in prototyping new medical devices and training new physicians, but its truly transformative power becomes apparent when a patient’s life is on the line. Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), University at Buffalo, and the Jacobs Institute of Buffalo, New York, came together to offer Teresa Flint a second chance at life. A 49 year- old mother of three, Flint was referred to the GVI following an extended period of inexplicably diminishing vision, which they determined to be the result of a cerebral aneurysm – a life threating condition.


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Teresa Flint holds a 3D printed model of her cerebral aneurysm.

“Based on the Stratasys 3D model, we were able to pre-empt potential complications and devise a more optimal means of treating Teresa’s aneurysm,”

Dr. Adnan Siddiqui