A new 3D printing technique has allowed University of Nottingham researchers to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices that are both implantable and bacteria-resistant. The multi-materials manufactured in the study were also adapted to 3D printing technology that is able to offer devices that can better meet the need of the patient and minimize the surgeries led by device failure that increase the risk of infections.
Restor3d Inc. added a new dimension to its offerings with its merger with Kinos Medical Inc. The combination will increase Restor3d’s presence in the foot and ankle repair and replacement market by adding the Kinos Axiom total ankle system to its portfolio of 3D-printed implants using biomedical materials in a variety of applications.
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to Orthofix Medical Inc.’s Construx Mini Ti spacer system for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures. Company documents claim the implant has an optimized porosity and pore size, which creates a 3D porous surface with the potential for bone ingrowth.