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Microfabrica Partners with US Endoscopy to Produce World's First Submillimeter Biopsy Forceps

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica, the world leader in Advanced Additive Manufacturing, announced that they have partnered with industry leader US Endoscopy, to produce the world's first submillimeter biopsy forceps, designed to improve the reliability of tissue biopsy in the GI tract including biopsy of pancreatic cystic lesions.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, estimated to surpass breast cancer in 2017.1,2

"US Endoscopy's micro forceps is an incredibly innovative product with multiple applications," stated Eric C. Miller, CEO of Microfabrica and medical device industry veteran. "The micro forceps design takes full advantage of our unique capability to print highly complex geometries with ultra-high precision at the submillimeter scale."

Like 3D Printing, Microfabrica can produce complex three dimensional structures, with moving parts, in layers, directly from a digital model. Unlike 3D Printing, Microfabrica leverages the semiconductor manufacturing paradigm, enabling them to produce high precision, micro scale metal devices in commercial volumes. These structures require no assembly and the entirety of the mechanism is monolithically fabricated by Microfabrica.

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About Microfabrica
Microfabrica is at the forefront of the continuous drive to innovation. By integrating the flexibility of 3D printing with the precision of advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes, the company designs and builds robust microscale solutions that enable new levels of product innovation. Market leaders in aerospace, medical, and electronics industries rely on Microfabrica's unique technology to deliver breakthrough products, reduce their time to market, and gain a dramatic competitive edge. For more information, please visit www.microfabrica.com.

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1. https://www.pancan.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GAA-PC-Facts.pdf
2. https://cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org/?_ga=1.23690938.1899185111.1483643181#/


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