FossiLabs unveils 3D-printed bone implants

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

January 20, 2020 -- 3D printing startup FossiLabs has released a new technique for creating fully porous 3D-printed structures capable of supporting bone growth within medical implants.

FossiLabs' 3D printing approach relies on a type of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) that allows clinicians to produce 3D-printed structures with pores both on the surface and on the inside of medical implants, increasing their stability, the company said. In contrast, most existing techniques allow for the creation of pores only on the surface of implants, according to the vendor.

3D-printed porous structures
3D-printed porous structures promote bone growth within medical implants. Image courtesy of FossiLabs.

The startup is currently searching for medical device companies to license its 3D printing technology.


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