6 things to know about full commercial launch of CoreLink's Foundation 3D Interbody Cage Systems

Written by Shayna Korol | April 12, 2018 | Print  |

Spinal implant systems manufacturer CoreLink fully launched its Foundation 3D Interbody Cage Systems for cervical and lumbar fusions.

Here are six things to know.

1. The F3D titanium devices use additive manufacturing to create Mimetic Metal technology designed to mimic key traits of natural bone, featuring completely open-pore architecture and micro-roughened porosity with hydro-wicking properties.

2. The lumbar devices incorporate patent-pending StrutSure technology, which features an asymmetric load-sharing support structure with an interconnected lattice designed to provide optimal balance between strength, stiffness and stability. This novel support structure is intended to minimize overall implant density for good imaging characteristics.

3. Internal testing reveals that the center of the Straight Foundation 3D Lumbar interbody has an elasticity modulus less than PEEK, which may reduce stress shielding.

4. After a limited initial launch, CoreLink has now released full commercial quantities of the cervical, straight lumbar and curved lumbar devices. They are individually available in variety of footprints and lengths.

5. The full commercial launch represents CoreLink's enhanced focus on additive manufacturing. 

6. CoreLink internally designs and manufactures more than 99 percent of its spinal implant systems portfolio.

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