New Stryker interbody system uses 3D-printed material

The Monterey AL interbody system [Image courtesy of Stryker]Stryker (NYSE:SYK) today announced the launch of its Monterey AL interbody system for anterior lumbar interbody fusion.

The orthopedic device giant said the Monterey AL is the latest addition to its 3D-printed interbody device portfolio. Stryker has 20 years of experience creating porous materials using 3D printing. Its proprietary AMagine process uses additive manufacturing to create implants. Stryker in August announced the official opening of a 156,000-square-foot 3D printing facility in County Cork, Ireland, that will bring 600 jobs to the area.

Monterey AL includes both solid and porous structures. It uses Stryker’s proprietary Tritanium in-growth technology. Tritanium is a material that mimics cancellous bone to provide an environment favorable to bone regeneration and fusion. Stryker says it has new research data backing the material. According to the company, data showed that undifferentiated stem…

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Onkos wins FDA clearance for 3D-printed pelvic reconstruction system

Onkos Surgical announced today that the FDA has cleared its My3D personalized pelvic reconstruction system.

My3D expands Onkos Surgical’s portfolio to include systems to treat pelvic conditions.

The Parsippany, New Jeresey–based company said My3D includes 3D-printed implants, instruments and models. There is also an advanced planning service to treat deformity, trauma, disease and revisions. There are patient-specific implants for both acetabular reconstruction and advanced reconstruction that span multiple regions of the pelvis.

“Patients with these conditions of the pelvis have many clinical challenges. Historically, our implant options are mass-produced and may not be best suited for the individuality that each patient requires. With this platform, Onkos has developed a process that allows me to virtually plan the surgery in advance and delivers a patient-specific implant and instruments in a matter of weeks. It changes the way I can treat…

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How Stryker is using 3D printing to advance orthopedics

Orthopedic device giant Stryker uses additive manufacturing to make porous geometries that wouldn’t otherwise be possible


3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, provides the ability to create new products and designs that are incredibly complex and hard to machine. For 20 years, Stryker has been on a journey to use additive manufacturing specifically to produce complex orthopedic implants. As a result, the company has made great strides when it comes to the way that orthopedic implants are designed and produced.

On a recent episode of our DeviceTalks Tuesdays webinar — sponsored by GE Additive, Foster, and Siemens — Stryker executive Naomi Murray detailed the company’s two-decade additive manufacturing journey. Murray, the company’s director of advanced operations for additive technology, described how innovations utilizing 3D printing make healthcare better.

Go to our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing to read four takeaw…

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MIT, Indian researchers grow tiny brains in 3D-printed bioreactor

Scientists in Cambridge, Mass. and Chennai, India, are touting the growth of self-organizing brain tissue in a 3D-printed system.

Published results in Biomicrofluidics highlight the work of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras scientists, who have grown small amounts of the self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows for observation while they grow and develop, according to a news release.

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Texas-based team seeks EUA for 3D printed emergency ventilator

Image from Scott Crawford, TTUHSC El Paso

A team of physicians and engineers developed a hands-free resuscitator bag compression device that can be utilized as an emergency ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the pandemic goes on and a shortage of vital equipment, including ventilators, continues, a number of companies and research teams from all over have worked to create alternative options. One such alternative is this collaboration from researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and The University of Texas at El Paso, with contributions from Bessel, Ansys and Stratasys (NSDQ:SSYS).

The Texas Breather (TM) is designed to fall into the FDA’s new category of devices that qualify for emergency use authorization (EUA), the emergency use resuscitator systems (EURS). It includes an adjustable degree of compression and respiratory rate with a simple design that inclu…

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