3D Systems has acquired Vertex-Global Holding B.V., a provider of dental materials worldwide under the Vertex and NextDent brands, bringing together the Figure 4 platform from 3D Systems with NextDent’s advanced 3D printing materials.
"With the combination of our disruptive Figure 4 platform and NextDent’s revolutionary materials, we have the unique opportunity to deliver transformative digital production solutions from the dentist’s chair to the dental lab," said Vyomesh Joshi, President and CEO, 3D Systems.
3D Systems will continue to offer Vertex Dental and NextDent’s existing portfolios and will continue to sell to and serve all current customers. Leaders from Vertex and NextDent such as Rik Jacobs, the former CEO, and Connie Peterse-van der Koppel, formerly Chief Development & Regulatory Officer, will continue to deliver materials innovation, regulatory compliance, manufacturing efficiency, and vertical solutions expertise to advance 3D Systems’ solutions across healthcare and other verticals.
"We believe 3D Systems is the perfect match to help accelerate adoption of 3D production in the dental industry and drive innovation towards next generation solutions," commented Jacobs. "We are delighted to be part of this amazing team."