DeGen Medical 3D-printed spine implant hits the market

Carly Behm -  

DeGen Medical has launched the first 3D-printed spinal implant made with Puri-Ti technology.

The ImpulseAM is the first interbody device made with the Puri-Ti manufacturing process, according to a Feb. 22 news release. It is a "green" process with no cutting oils, fluids or heat treatment needed.

"After researching the traditional material and post processing methods, we identified a number of pitfalls that can cause sterility issues and device breakage," DeGen Medical CEO Craig Black said in the release. "We brought the entire process in house while creating our own unique material composition and building method. As a result, we now have a clear pathway to deliver patient specific implants with minimal lead time at a reasonable cost."

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