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3D Printing Startup Supercraft3D Raises $1 Mn From Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, Others

3D Printing Startup Supercraft3D Raises $1 Mn From Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, Others

Flipkart founder Binny Bansal, has reportedly invested in a 3D Printing startup Supercraft3D, pouring in $1 Mn (INR 6.6 Cr) into the company. Four other undisclosed angel investors also participated in the funding round. This is Flipkart’s fifth investment in the healthcare space.

The Singapore-headquartered company was founded in 2016 by Maltesh SomasekharappaThe startup is an Additive Manufacturer service bureau with a focus on healthcare and medical applications.

The company offers its solutions across three verticals: medical models, implants and surgical instruments. As per the company’s LinkedIn profile, the startup is first in Asia to be able to offer additive manufactured customised body implants made of a bio-compatible Titanium alloy.

The page also mentions, “Using sophisticated hardware and software, we are able to convert traditional X-Ray, MRI, CT and other diagnostic images into clear transparent 3D Models, at a fraction of the cost and in most cases within 24 Hrs. These models are highly accurate and help the doctor to plan a better surgery, as well as the patient to understand his anatomy before undergoing any hospitalisation. These models can also act as evidence in any medico-legal situation.”

“We have started the R&D for patient-specific implants. We (Asians) get very limited choices when it comes to knee implants, for example. We make implants specific to the patient based on age and lifestyle,” said co-founder, Maltesh Somasekharappa.

Recently, in the last week of December 2016, Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal invested an undisclosed amount in Pandorum Technologies, that has found a way to 3D-print experimental-stage human liver tissues in a laboratory.

Other investments of Flipkart include MadRat Games,  Unacademy, Ather, Yumlane, HashLearnZopper , Roposo, Nanosystem, Tracxn, News in Shorts and more.

[The development was reported by ETtech.]

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Meha Agarwal

Inc42 Staff

Meha has engineering and MBA degrees, but she has always been a writer at heart. It was the perfect combination of utilising her research and analytical skills and her enthusiasm for writing that sparked her interest in writing about the Indian startup ecosystem – the latest tech and gadgets and the startups that create them. She is always on the lookout for industry-specific stories in niche areas of interest such as ecommerce, fintech, greentech and more.

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