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    Desktop Health Announces CE Mark Certification and Launch of Flexcera Next Gen 3D Printed Dentures

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA, USA, Jun 22, 2021 – Desktop Health, recently launched by Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) and committed to developing 3D printing and biofabrication solutions for personalized medicine, today announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Mark certification for its Flexcera resin, a proprietary technology for use in 3D fabrication of high-quality dental prosthetics. The CE Mark affirms that Flexcera resins meet the requirements of the European Medical Devices Directive, paving the way for Desktop Health to launch Flexcera resins to dental professionals within the European Union (EU) and other CE Mark geographies. Flexcera Base, which recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance, and Flexcera Smile are Desktop Health’s first formulated and optimized digital dental solutions.

     

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    “We are very pleased to report CE Mark certification for Flexcera, launching our global expansion to meet the needs of dental professionals and their patients,” said Michael Jafar, President & CEO of Desktop Health. “The introduction of Flexcera marks the inception of a remarkable new era in dentistry, combining advanced Flexcera science with 3D printing technology to deliver superior strength, aesthetics, and function for patients.”

    The need for dental prosthetics is on the rise, with the global dentures market estimated to reach $3.8 billion USD by 2027. The European dentures market is a $878 million market1, driven by the advancement of technology which addresses limitation of current 3D printed dental prosthetics in both brittleness and aesthetics.

    The Science of Printing Teeth

    Flexcera resin was developed with the strength of ceramic coupled with long chain chemistry to ensure optimal denture properties. When used exclusively with EnvisionTEC 3D printers, dental providers can print up to eight customized Flexcera dentures in less than two hours, delivering on the promise of same-day, high quality dental prosthetics.

    For the first time in dental prosthetics, Flexcera resin offers:

    1. High fracture resistance, three times more resistant to fracture than select competitive resins;
    2. Moisture resistance to prevent staining or discoloration, two times more resistant than a leading competitive formulation; and
    3. An overall natural aesthetic that offers lifelike tooth translucency and a natural-looking smile.

    “The ability to deliver beautiful, high-quality, printable dental prosthetics is a powerful new capability made possible by Flexcera and Desktop Health,” said Prof. Patrik Zachrisson, Co-Founder and Vice President of the International Digital Dental Academy and a Partner Dentist at Digital Smile Studio in the United Kingdom. “Until now, the production of dentures has been limited to milling methods which are time-consuming, or 3D printing methods which have been brittle. For the first time, with Flexcera, we now have a complete digital denture solution that delivers on the four cornerstones of what should be expected from 3D printing: strength, high aesthetics, accuracy and speed.”

    Availability 

    Flexcera resin is expected to launch commercially in Europe in late summer 2021 and in the U.S. and Canada by the end of June. Healthcare providers who wish to stay updated on product availability, or place a pre-order, can sign up at www.flexcera.com.

    About Flexcera Resins

    Proprietary Flexcera resins enable the fabrication of beautiful, functional dentures with ceramic-like strength. Flexcera Smile is an FDA Class 1 and CE-marked medical device for the fabrication of lifelike denture teeth, and Flexcera Base is an FDA 510(k)- cleared Class 2 and CE-marked medical device for the fabrication of premium denture bases. Both are formulated exclusively for use with EnvisionTEC 3D printers. For more information, visit www.flexcera.com.

    About Desktop Health

    Based in Newport Beach, California, Desktop Health develops additive manufacturing solutions and advanced materials for personalized patient care. Founded in March 2021 as a healthcare business within Desktop Metal, Inc., the business is vertically integrated to develop, manufacture, and commercialize applications across a range of healthcare specialties. Desktop Health is rapidly focused on developing applications and uncovering opportunities to leverage its bioprinting capabilities within healthcare. For more information on Desktop Health, visit www.desktophealth.com.

    About Desktop Metal, Inc.

    Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

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