Sep 17, 2018 | By Thomas

Johnson & Johnson Medical has acquired German 3D-printed spinal implants maker Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT) for an undisclosed amount.

The Wurmlingen, Germany based EIT is a privately held manufacturer of 3D-printed titanium interbody implants for spinal fusion surgery. The products leverage EIT’s proprietary advanced cellular titanium, which consists of an open and interconnected porous structure designed to allow bone to grow into the implant. These technologies will be available to patients around the world through the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies’ commercial infrastructure.

This acquisition allows DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedics business of Johnson & Johnson, to enhance its comprehensive interbody implant portfolio that includes expandable interbody devices, titanium integrated PEEK technology and now 3D-printed cellular titanium. The EIT technology is set to complement DePuy Synthes’ focus on the interbody implant segment for both minimally invasive and open spinal surgery.

“Our goal is to offer a complete portfolio of interbody solutions that provides surgeons with even more options for the treatment of their patients,” said Aldo Denti, Company Group Chairman of DePuy Synthes. “We are excited to welcome the skilled team at EIT, and together, we aspire to bring to market technologies that allow surgeons to perform spinal fusion procedures reliably and with consistent outcomes.”

Johnson & Johnson said that DePuy Synthes will continue to focus on solutions to degenerative disc disease, deformity and complex cervical diseases. DePuy Synthes will launch a variety of technologies, including interbody implants, enabling technologies, minimally invasive spine (MIS), and biomaterials.



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