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3D Printed Spinal Implants: RTI Surgical Granted Exclusive License to OPM OsteoFab Technology Platform

by • February 14, 2016 • No Comments

RTI_SURGICAL_TEMPLOGOIt is just been revealed that RTI Surgical, one of the major surgical implant providers for surgeons all over the world, has in addition just been granted an exclusive license by Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. that can allow them to market OPM’s OsteoFab technology platform for spinal applications in all US markets. Their implants are amazingly significant to the contemporary medical world that–quite literally–operates on the cutting edge, as the devices promote on-growth, that is the contact between an implant and the actual bone of the patient.

“We are thrilled to announce this agreement with Oxford Performance Materials,” said Brian K. Hutchison, President and CEO of RTI Surgical. “OsteoFab is an amazingly amazing technology that produces new opportunities for technology in the spinal implant market. We appear forward to working with OPM to contribute our customers and their patients a new alternative for spinal implants.”

UntitledOPM, highly best known for their achievements in both 3D printing and HPAM–high performance additive making—has created a range of high end materials that center around a polymer known as poly-ether-ketone-ketone. Through exploiting this particular polymer, OPM has been able-bodied to create numerous making solutions for those involved in sectors such as biomedical, aerospace, and other industrial markets. This has all happened as a outcome of via their OXPEKK polymer formulation, along with their specialized 3D printing.

OsteoFab is their next-generation implant making system that builds implantable-bodied medical devices, layer-by-layer, via just laser light and OPM’s OXPEKK polymer, a proprietary high-performance biocompatible polymer formulation, created specifically for medical applications. It is mentioned as a sturdy, pure, radiolucent, hydrophilic, load-bearing material—and OPM states that it has had a quite successful history in orthopedic implant applications.


With this agreement, the plan between the two companies is for OPM to manufacture RTI’s spinal implant creations via the new OsteoFab technology. Once that is accomplished, RTI can step in and handle the next:

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“We see RTI Surgical as a growth company in the spinal implant space,” said Scott DeFelice, Chairman and CEO of OPM. “RTI is a major createer of medical implants with a long history of putting sound science behind their products. From the outset, RTI has worked closely with us and we appear forward to a lengthy and productive relationship that leverages the one-of-a-kind benefits of OsteoFab technology to improve patient care.”

Headquartered in Alachua, FL, RTI Surgical provides surgeons with both metal and synthetic implants that are utilized in sports medicine, general surgery as well as spine, orthopedic, trauma and cardiothoracic procedures. They have four making facilities throughout the US and Europe.

OPM, headquartered in South Windsor, CT, is a company we’ve been next for the last couple of years, of the release of craniofacial implants to the inception of their 3D printed spinal implants. They have long been a leader in 3D printing with numerous accomplishments in the createment of high end materials technologies. Discuss in the RTI 3D Printed Spinal Implant forum over at 3DPB.com.