The design and prototyping of all Groupe Lépine implants are performed in Genay, in the head office, by a competent and efficient design office.
Prototyping to validate implant's manufacturing process is also realized within the company using 3D printers.
Groupe Lépine has its own forge based in Orthez. This ancestral technique makes it possible to obtain a metallic form by the hot or cold deformation of a metal bar.
It's the first stage of manufacturing for implants with complex geometry, the foundry makes it possible to obtain a maximum degree of precision. Implants are obtained by casting the selected alloy into silica molds. This is the only manufacturing process carried out abroad, in the German subsidiary located in Stade.
Incorporated at the Genay production site, machining is a family of chip removal machining techniques. The machining is intended to give the implant its final shape.
In order to improve the osseointegration of certain implants, their surface is coated with hydroxyapatite. It is injected as a powder in a gas heated to high temperature and projected onto the part to be coated.
Some heads and some inserts are made of ceramic. Their formatting requires a special technique mastered by our factory in Genay. The main material composed of different alumina oxides is compacted and shaped by dry pressing
All implants designed by Groupe Lépine meet the standards of mechanical validations and are often tested beyond these mandatory requirements. The company has chosen to internalize all of these validation protocols. A Regulatory Affairs team is in charge of the redaction of clinical data that are necessary for obtaining the CE marking. This team also insures a scientific monitoring and the clinical follow-up after bringing the product to market.
The Lépine Soft splints have been developed for more than 25 years at our workshops in Lyon and Roanne. They combine orthopaedic requirements, industry professions and the technical expertise of the industry in order to guarantee to its customers an optimal quality of each of the Lépine Soft CE mark certified splints.
TBF Tissue and Cell Bank ISO 9001 certified, offers a complete range of bone substitutes to meet the clinical needs of orthopaedic, spine, neurosurgery or trauma surgeons. The use of bone marrow grafts of human origin, mineralized and spongy, from living donors, treated by a highly secure and proven process, offers an ideal solution for bone reconstruction.
ICB, Groupe Lépine's industrial site in Genay, is specialized in the injection of medical polymers. This process allows mass production of single-use ancillaries and resorbable implants.
In 1998, Groupe Lépine decided to internalize the manufacturing of its osteosynthesis staples as well as its Kirschner pins by creating AMF (Alliage à Mémoire de Forme), one of its first industrial subsidiaries located in Lury sur Arnon, France. The company, which has now 15 employees, has also become over time a platform for manufacturing prototypes and for mechanical tests for the Group.