Patent license boosts K2M’s spinal devices printing

Spine technology company K2M Group Holdings said it acquired “the exclusive license to a robust portfolio of 17 issued and pending patents for expandable interbody technology.”

K2M also announced its intention to integrate its 3D printing technology Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology into new products developed with this intellectual property.

“This will further strengthen the company’s leadership in the 3D printing of spinal devices,” said K2M.

“K2M was the first leading spine company to market a 3D-printed spinal implant and offers the most comprehensive portfolio of 3D-printed spinal devices on the market today.

“The company’s 3D-printed portfolio currently extends across three product families and provides differentiated solutions to help achieve spinal balance in complex, minimally invasive, and degenerative spine procedures.”

K2M CEO Eric Major said: “We are excited to have obtained the exclusive rights to this intellectual property portfolio and look forward to integrating our 3D printing technology with new expandable spinal devices as part of our effort to build a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading, 3D-printed solutions to address the full range of spinal pathologies.”