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PEEK enhanced for bioimplantation

By: Michael Lauzon

September 25, 2013

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions combines PEEK resin and a bone-like substance to create an improved, implantable material it calls PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced.

The new material contains hydroxyapatite, a proven bone-implant aid. The new homogeneous compound ensures the HA component is present on all surfaces of a device to promote adhesion to bone. PEEK itself has more than a ten-year track record of clinical use in bioimplantation.

“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,” notes Invibio emerging business director John Devine. “We believe the launch of PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced provides surgeons with improved technologies and enables device companies to differentiate their product offerings.”

Invibio is based in Thornton-Cleveleys, England. Tel. 44-1253-898-000. U.S. Tel. 484-342-6004.