UK Firm Receives Venture Money for 3D Printing Knee Joints for Dogs

(Real Business) A UK company which makes 3D printed implants that help injured dogs to walk has secured a six-figure investment from venture capital firm Enterprise Ventures. Fusion Implants, a University of Liverpool spinout, makes porous titanium knee joints for dogs which have damaged their canine cruciate ligament, one of the most common orthopedic ailments for dogs. Dr. Dan Jones, General Manager of Fusion Implants, said: “The use of 3D printing gives greater design freedom than conventional manufacturing techniques and also allows us to combine solid and porous sections for optimum strength and biological performance.”