Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has released its PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer.
The enhanced polymer integrates hydroxyapatite into PEEK-OPTIMA Natural grade to provide a homogeneous compound to ensure that hydroxyapatite will be present on all surfaces of the device.
According to a company press release, the enhanced polymer yields excellent mechanical performance, biocompatibility with a modulus similar to cortical bone, reduced stress shielding and a high degree of radiolucency to allow for clear fusion assessment.
“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,” John Devine, emerging business director, stated in a company press release.