Fuse Medical Adopts OPM’s OsteoFab 3D Printed PEKK Technology

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Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), an industry leader in advanced polymer science and 3D printed orthopedic devices, partners with Fuse Medical, Inc. (Fuse), a manufacturer and marketer of medical devices to develop new sports medicine implant product lines using OPM’s patented OsteoFab PEKK technology.

“While OPM is focused on providing advanced implantable polymers and contract manufacturing services, we seek to work with industry leaders who are dedicated to innovative solutions that advance medical device technology in ways reduce system costs and improve patient outcomes,” said OPM Founder and CEO. Scott DeFelice. “Fuse clearly fits that mold, and we are extremely pleased to make this important partnership announcement.”

The agreement between the companies allows Fuse to develop novel cervical and lumbar spinal interbodies, soft tissue fixation devices for sports medicine and other foot and ankle implants with 3D printing intellectual property from OPM, providing the surgeon with a proven set of clinical benefits unique to OsteoFab technology: bone-like mechanics, bone ingrowth, radiolucency, and antibacterial + antiviral properties, all produced with the OXPEKK® material formulation of ‘OPM (without metal or metallosis). Fuse will be the original equipment manufacturer for the new product lines, which OPM will exclusively outsource to manufacture.

Fuse CEO Chris Reeg said, “This new collaboration with OPM continues our mission to develop unique and differentiated products and technologies with breakthrough potential. Over the past year, Fuse has developed a deep scientific understanding of OPM’s OsteoFab PEKK technology, and our team is extremely excited to develop new product lines for spine, sports medicine, the foot and ankle that exhibit OsteoFab’s unique set of clinical benefits.

Fuse Medical to Use OPM's OsteoFab 3D-Printed PEKK Technology for Development of Novel Implants for Spine and Sports Medicine

Fuse Medical is an emerging manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices for the orthopedics and spine market. Fuse offers a comprehensive product portfolio in the areas of spine, total joints, sports medicine, upper and lower limbs, as well as osteobiologics, wound care and regeneration products.

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