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New Enhanced Polymer for Superior Bone Apposition

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 5:18pm
MDT Staff

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Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has announced its launch of “PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer.” The implantable biomaterial grade uniquely combines two clinically proven advanced biomaterials for enhanced bone apposition1: PEEK-OPTIMA, the principal PEEK-based biomaterial with over ten years of proven history in clinical use, and Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteoconductive material.

Hydroxyapatite (HA) is fully integrated into the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural grade to provide a complete homogeneous compound which ensures that HA will be present at all surfaces of a device. John Devine, Emerging Business Director explained, “Although PEEK is the most popular chosen material for interbody fusion applications, surgeon feedback has indicated that a version of PEEK that enhances bone ongrowth on all sides of the device could be more effective. Invibio has invested in this new grade that offers the same advantages of PEEK-OPTIMA and additionally a superior solution for bone apposition. With HA available across the whole device the opportunity for bone ongrowth is virtually unmatched with alternative bone apposition technologies.”

For more information, visit www.invibio.com.

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