Jacobs Institute

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