Additive Surgical launches range of expandable interbody devices
With entirely 3D printed PLIF, DLIF and TLIF
Australia-based Additive Surgical is introducing a differentiated range of expandable interbody devices. The fully 3D printed decives include implants for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF) and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF).
Additive Surgical was established in 2020 and is the first company in Australia to manufacture 3D printed titanium novel spinal implant technologies, using state-of-the-art, European IP. All the new devices are CE Marked and TGA registered. The entire device is 3D Printed harnessing Bone Ingrowth Technology.
This unique, entirely 3D printed structure means the whole implant, including the expansion mechanism, has a microporosity of 6-10 microns (surface texture) that creates a favorable environment for bony on-growth.
Furthermore, the unique combination of macro porosity (500-700 micron pore size of the net structure) that interfaces with the endplates, soft modulus of elasticity of the Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) printing technology, and microporosity (surface roughness of the entire implant) results in the ideal conditions for new bone formation on and through the implant.
This range of 3D printed spine implants is the world’s most comprehensive range of Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) printed spinal implants, offering world-leading first-generation and second-generation implants and systems.
According to Additive Surgical Australia currently imports more than 80% of its medical devices. Large multinational companies have a very strong market share in Australia and the profits from these companies are largely returned to their international shareholders. Additive Surgical is committed to manufacturing in Australia, developing intellectual property in Australia and supporting local innovation and commercialization. The company works closely with local clinicians, hospitals, research institutions and universities to innovate and manufacture locally.
These devices will soon be commercially available and the company says that in a matter of a few months, they will be fully manufactured in Australia.