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Tsunami Medical announces the launch of Alicudi-J, 3D Printed ALIF Titanium Cage with Built-in Fixation Mechanism

Modena, May 27, 2021

Tsunami Medical, among the leaders in Spine technology innovation focusing on additive manufactured solutions for spine surgery and diagnostic invasive procedures, today announces the launch of an additional 3D printed ALIF cage solution.

Years of cautious research and dedication by Tsunami Medical’s team have culminated with the achievement of a Second Generation of Spinal Fusion solutions. Alicudi-J evolves from the clinically proven First Generation ALIF cage Alicudi.

“The choice for pins instead of screws as an additional fixation mechanism meets with the standards of successfully proven Bone InGrowth Technology®”, said Stefano Caselli, CEO of the company. “Other than with screws, pins do not require additional raw material on the cage to facilitate the fixation mechanism, therefore the elasticity modulus of the implant is not compromised.”

Peter Witke, CCO of the company: “The pins are placed diagonally into the cage, which secures rotation stability. The cage is printed in one step, for which there is no assembly of parts required afterwards. Implantation and extraction of the pins are performed with the same introduction instrument.”

Mr. Caselli concludes: “We consider this a meaningful extension of our ALIF cage family, meeting with international market needs and tender requirements.” For further information, please feel free to contact our CCO: peter.witke@tsunamimed.com .”

About the Company

Tsunami Medical was founded in 1997, manufacturing invasive diagnostic devices as subcontractor of big manufacturing companies. Over the years the Company has bought the Bloodline trademark, very well known in the international biopsy and vertebroplasty spinal markets.

In 2010 Tsunami Medical started the design and manufacturing of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology, resulting in the currently available implant product portfolio.

Located in the heart of the “Biomedical Valley”, nearby Modena (Italy), the manufacturing facility extends on 1200 square meters with modern machinery and clean rooms class ISO 8, 13485 certified to design and manufacture medical devices.

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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