Category Archives: K2M

Consolidation in medical 3D printing market, K2M acquired by Stryker in $1.4 billion deal

Virginia medical device manufacturer K2M is to be acquired by Michigan headquartered FORTUNE 500 medical technology firm Stryker (NYSE:SYK). Both companies apply 3D printing technology to the production of spinal implants. In the terms of the acquisition, K2M is to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker at the aquisition price of $27.50 per share, generating a […]

Centinel Spine 3D printed implant achieves FDA approval

Additive manufacturing continues to aid in the production of medical-grade implants. From 3D printed cages built to support the spine to the development of biocompatible facial implants, 3D printed implants have displayed its functionalities over traditional medical procedures. Taking a step further to improve spinal treatments, Centinel Spine, a Pennsylvania-based spinal device development company, has […]

The best medical, dental and healthcare applications of 3D printing 2018

With the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards only a few weeks away, we take a look at what our readers consider the best medical, dental and healthcare applications of 3D printing. Make your vote for these, or another application, on the voting form now. Digital dentistry, disruptive technology and functional materials Medical, dental and healthcare […]

3D Printing Industry review of the year December 2017

The 3D Printing Industry review of the year concludes in December. The final month of 2017 saw a number of federal, national and supra-national authorities publish strategy and legal guidance on 3D printing.  Together with news of novel engineering applications in 3D printing, our most popular stories were once again about medical applications. 3D Printing […]

K2M’s 3D printed CAPRI spinal implant gains CE with first operation

Medical technology company K2M has announced the first operation involving its CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable Corpectomy Cage System, together with a Conformité Européene (CE) Marking for the technology. The SLM 3D printed titanium implant, which is capable of expanding once in situ and can be surgically placed along a number of angles, was successfully used […]

Lifelike 3D printed backbone replicas will prepare surgeons for spinal operations

In manufacturing, 3D printing has been used to create realistic prototypes. Now  increasingly the technology is being used in medicine to create replica bone and organ structures to train surgeons. One project, led by researchers at Nottingham Trent University is 3D printing replicas of the human spine to train surgeons before they enter the operating […]