Investment firm SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH, has announced it is investing in German manufacturer of 3D printed spinal implants, EIT Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH. The total amount has not been disclosed. EIT’s implants mimic the structure and stiffness of natural bone material more accurately than implants manufactured using traditional methods. This in turn promotes bone ingrowth following fusion operations to achieve better clinical results and reduce complication rates. “Our EIT Cellular Titanium implants provide the answer to current challenges in implant design and choice of materials as well the extreme cost pressure in medical technology. The additive manufacturing technology allows us to tackle existing problems with new solutions. Thus we can improve the benefits for patients without increasing costs, which is a clear competitive advantage”, explains Guntmar Eisen, founder and CEO of EIT.