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Usain Bolt, SprintRay partner on dental venture

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:06 AM
Sport celebrity and investor Usain Bolt.
Sport celebrity and investor Usain Bolt.

SprintRay, a US-based dental chain, plans to set up clinics in Jamaica under partnership with sport celebrity and investor Usain Bolt. Working through their respective charitable foundations, Bolt and the American company, which is described as a...

SprintRay, a US-based dental chain, plans to set up clinics in Jamaica under partnership with sport celebrity and investor Usain Bolt.

Working through their respective charitable foundations, Bolt and the American company, which is described as a medical technology firm that specialises in products such as 3D printed dentures, will partner for five years on the ‘Bolt Labs powered by SprintRay’’ initiative for which the Olympian will serve as the global ambassador.

“The SprintRay Foundation, in partnership with Bolt Foundation, will establish dental clinics, including 3D dental labs and a mobile unit, which will further address the critical dental needs of both adults and children, as well as those located in more remote areas of Jamaica,” the company said in a joint press release.

“This is a company that is poised to transform the digital dental industry on a global scale,” said Bolt. “This initiative is intended to accelerate a very critical and unmet need for improvements in dental care access across the world, starting with Jamaica,” he said.

The dental project is Bolt’s fourth international partnership since this summer. Also in October, Bolt partnered with US entities to mint and sell his autograph as an NFT or digital token on Autograph.io and for purchase on DraftKings Marketplace set for 2022; and he teamed up with Epson’s cartridge-free EcoTank printers. In July, he also teamed up with Michelob Ultra light beer brand.

Founded in 2014, SprintRay builds end-to-end 3D printing solutions for dental professionals. The company controls the design, manufacturing, and support of its products.

“Using our ecosystem of dental 3D printing products, dental work can now be completed in a fraction of the time and cost, and without multiple offices visits,” said SprintRay CEO and co-founder Dr Amir Mansouri.

SprintRay also recently announced a partnership with a larger dental chain, Aspen Dental Management, which will see the SprintRay 3D printing machines deployed across 45 US states.

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