SeaSpine gains entry into the 3D-printed interbody arena through an exclusive development and licensing agreement with restor3d, developer of 3D-printed implants. restor3d was co-founded by Ken Gall, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Duke University, and veteran in the study of materials processing, structure and mechanical properties.
restor3d’s materials science technology complements SeaSpine's broad orthobiologics portfolio. Together, they will leverage their specialties to develop interbodies for a wide range of surgical approaches, while driving both clinical and economic advantages.
"restor3d's well-researched architecture provides a foundation for novel 3D interbody designs that thoughtfully balance structural integrity with the biological requirements for bony integration and fusion,” said Shaeffer Bannigan, Senior Director of Product Development at SeaSpine. “This foundation allows us to tune implant properties to optimal performance, merging biomechanical requirements with biologically favorable materials and structures.”
SeaSpine expects to launch products arising from this collaboration in 2H20.