Unless you are in the medical field, or have been the recipient of a 3D printed implant, it’s easy to overlook the impacts that 3D technology is having in the manufacturing of medical devices, for medical professionals—and most of all, for the patients whose lives are being changed so much more for the positive.
That’s often especially true when it comes to those suffering from spinal issues, often debilitated and losing out on much of the joy that life has to offer. We’ve followed cases where thanks to 3D printed spinal implants, one patient was able to walk again, while another with cancer and a dire diagnosis was able to look forward to carrying on with the more normal aspects of life after receiving a titanium implant.
Now, Spineart is able to move forward with their new JULIET®Ti lumbar interbody systems, upon receiving their CE marking (for those not in Europe, this means they are up to standard in terms of requirements for safety, health, and environmental protection—similar to FDA approval). With offices all over the world, from Switzerland to the US, Spineart specializes in simplifying surgeries by offering technologically advanced solutions to medical professionals.
With JULIET®Ti PO, OL and TL interbody systems, they will now be able to offer a range of titanium interbody implants, all which will work with and benefit from their proprietary Ti-Life Technology, offering micro-porous scaffold.
“Ti-Life Technology replicates the trabecular bone to support cell adhesion and bone in-growth,” states the team on their website. “This patented technology is based on a revolutionary algorithm associated with a state-of-the-art additive manufacturing process.”
Imitating bone structure and featuring interconnected pores of 600 μm to 700 μm and an overall porosity of 70-75% designed to enable cell colonization and promote bone in-growth, the systems include a wide variety of sizes in order to accommodate patients with different anatomies. Implants are constructed with a bullet-shaped nose featuring a smooth surface, while the sides and chamfers are polished. This ensures that for the patient, soft tissue and nerve roots are kept intact during insertion.
With a focus on titanium, Spineart is able to produce highly cohesive devices with these implants that promote bone and tissue growth. Ti-LifeTechnology also:
- Contributes to a unique osteoconductive environment designed to promote bone in-growth.
- Allows for the design of devices featuring an overall reduced density to optimize the medical imaging performances and post-operative evaluations.
- Features a rough surface for primary stability within the endplates.
An accompanying instrument set is extremely compact and offers numerous, multi-functional tools. The comprehensive JULIET line is sterile packed and barcoded for safety and compliance, as well as being cost-effective. This is the case with all of the Spineart implants.
Spineart, a privately held medical device company, has been responsible for offering numerous patented, validated technologies in fields such as Minimally Invasive Surgery, Motion Preservation, Fusion, Biologics, and Fractures Treatment. Discuss further in the Spineart 3D Printed Spinal Implants forum over at 3DPB.com.