DiSanto Technology Inc (DTI), a medical device contract manufacturer, will offer orthopedic and spinal implant companies, product application development and manufacturing of EBM-based implants and other components.

“We are very pleased to be the manufacturing partner of Arcam," said Ron Dunn, CEO of DiSanto Technology Ltd. "We are excited about incorporating Arcam’s proprietary EBM technology into our manufacturing capability offering to our existing and new customers,”

By using the combined capabilities of both companies, the alliance can help accelerate market adoption and penetration of commercially manufactured, finished EBM-based implants and components. The partnership will use Arcam’s EBM technology along with DTI’s expertise in engineering and producing finished components.

As part of the agreement, Arcam will support the expansion, equipping and operation of DTI’s manufacturing capability of finished parts made with Arcam’s EBM technology. The strategic alliance agreement calls for DTI to initially purchase two EBM systems to be delivered and installed at DTI.

“This partnership with DTI is an important strategic step for Arcam," said Magnus René, CEO of Arcam. "Our EBM technology has been used for manufacturing of implants in Europe since 2007, and in the US since 2010. To date approximately 30 000 orthopedic implants manufactured with EBM technology have been implanted worldwide."

Through this alliance with DTI, Arcam will now also be able to offer existing and new customers contract manufacturing capabilities and help them commercialise new product applications. "This will, in turn, give our customers the opportunity to more quickly and more efficiently develop products and get them to the market," René added.  

The two companies will also exhibit together at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2013 Annual Meeting (Chicago, 20-22 March) and at the Orthopedic Manufacturing Technology Conference (OMTEC) exhibition (Chicago, 12-13 June).

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