Spineway signed a partnership with Tsunami Medical, provider of 3D-printed solutions, for the sale of Twin Peaks interbody cages.
Spineway will market a line of implants made of laser-sintered titanium using 3D printers. Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a technique developed by Tsunami Medical in 2010, makes it possible to melt titanium into a three-dimensional part with cavity grids. Once implanted between vertebrae, bone cells can colonize the implant’s cavities, supporting bone growth.
These implants bear the EC label, which means they can be widely distributed on the markets and attests to the quality of the technology developed by Tsunami Medical.
Stefano Caselli, CEO of Tsunami Medical, said, “I am very pleased with this partnership which should bring value to both partners. Spineway will benefit from the technologies developed by Tsunami Medical teams in terms of 3D laser fusion. Particularly innovative, the new devices marketed by Spineway stand out from existing solutions because their cavity grids participates in the bone growth and fusion sought by surgeons. Moreover, it provides for easy viewing during medical imaging.”
Stéphane Le Roux, Chairman and CEO of Spineway, said, “We are working on several projects with Tsunami Medical and plan to launch several surgical devices in the short and medium term in order to meet the needs of surgeons in terms of the performance and efficiency of the surgical procedure.”