DeGen Medical has unveiled an ALIF implant that is 3D printed, according to 3DPrinting.com.


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DeGen Medical, Inc., a prominent manufacturer of spinal implants, recently unveiled its highly anticipated Solar AM implant. The groundbreaking technology was put to use for the first time by two esteemed surgeons, Dr. Peter Derman and Dr. Alexander Satin, at the Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano, Texas. Designed specifically for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedures, the Solar AM implant is the newest addition to DeGen Medical’s Puri-Ti portfolio.

What sets the Solar AM implant apart are its numerous innovative features, primarily the use of a proprietary additive manufacturing process. This process not only revolutionizes the industry but also reduces imaging artifacts, critical for accurate diagnostics. Unlike traditional titanium implants, the unique PuriTi material used in the 3D-printed titanium Solar AM device offers enhanced visualization and reduced imaging artifacts.

In addition to its exceptional materials and manufacturing process, another remarkable aspect of Solar AM is its environmental consciousness. DeGen Medical ensures that the entire manufacturing and post-processing phases are free from cutting oils or material transfer, aligning perfectly with the environmentally friendly PuriTi proprietary material.

But what truly drives DeGen Medical is its patient-centric approach to advancing spinal surgery. The company aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals with complex spinal disorders by delivering world-class implants and intuitively designed instruments. By using the Solar AM implant, DeGen Medical sets a new benchmark in the medical device additive manufacturing space and strives to alleviate pain and improve surgical outcomes.

To share your thoughts on the Solar AM implant or learn more about DeGen Medical’s advancements, be sure to connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. And don’t forget to sign up for their weekly additive manufacturing newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest stories in the field, delivered conveniently to your inbox.

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