FossiLabs, LLC, a startup company focused on engineering porous bone-like structures in polyether ether ketone (PEEK), today announces the launch of the first-ever Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printed ‘fully’ porous PEEK bone-like structures within implantable devices. FossiLabs novel offering now makes it possible to 3D print solid or definedporous structures anywhere within the 3D space. Prior to this development, all other product offeringshave only had surface porosity or windows within defined layers.
FossiLabs has developed proprietary hardware and software to make it possible to easily identify solid and controlled bone-like macroporsity regionswithin existing client models. Primarily for spacers and cages for the spine, desiredbone growth areas can be defined, and 3D printed in PEEK.
“Using 3D printing technology makes it possible to create a porous structure that would not bepossible using traditional methods. The increased surface area and the fullporosity encourage newbone on-growth and in-growth of the implant, leading to greater integration strength. Add hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocoating, now you have something unmatched in the industry,” said Todd Reith, Founder/President at FossiLabs.
With a proven process and proof of concept, FossiLabs is seekingmedical device companies to license its technology toenhance their existing static product lines and develop exclusive new high-performanceproducts.