Monterey AL Interbody System is the latest addition to Stryker’s growing 3D-printed interbody device portfolio
Kalamazoo, Mich. – Stryker (NYSE:SYK), one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, announced today the launch of the Monterey AL Interbody System, a stand-alone interbody fusion device designed for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). Monterey AL is made up of both solid and porous structures within a single implant, leveraging Stryker’s proprietary Tritanium In-Growth Technology, a material designed to mimic cancellous bone and provide an environment favorable to bone regeneration and fusion.1-4 New data demonstrates that undifferentiated stem cells grown on Tritanium exhibited osteogenic Alkaline Phosphatase without requiring growth factor supplements.5-6
“No one understands 3D-printing like Stryker. The fact that they’ve been able to dial in the right mix of small, medium, and large pores in a reproducibly randomized matrix is incredible. Their growing body of pre-clinical data, specifically the cellular findings published most recently5-6, makes my decision to go with these products very straightforward. Our goal with any implant is spinal fusion, and Stryker has taken a very intentional approach to designing the Tritanium cages with this goal in mind,” said Bala Giri, MD, president and founder, Texas Neuro Spine Institute.
Monterey AL Interbody System highlights:
“This is an exciting time for our division, as we continue to build momentum and expand our portfolio to bring new technology to our surgeon customers,” said Robbie Robinson, president of the Spine division, Stryker. “One of our goals as a medical technology company and an implant manufacturer is to complement clear visualization and easy access with intuitive instruments and biologically inspired implant designs. Monterey AL combines more than 20 years of expertise in the creation of porous materials using additive manufacturing with innovative implants and instruments that are designed to give surgeons the flexibility to use our system without having to alter their preferred technique.”
Stryker will showcase the Monterey AL System as well as its recently launched Q Guidance System and Spine Guidance Software at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2022 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Oct. 8–12, 2022 (booth #419) and the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Oct. 12-15, 2022 (booth 4211).
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, and Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually. More information is available at www.stryker.com.
Dr. Bala Giri is a paid consultant of Stryker. His statements represent his own opinions based on personal experience and are not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual results may vary.
Andrea Sampson, Sampson Public Relations Group