Enhanced PEEK Polymer
Invibio, a specialist provider of PEEK-based biomaterials and manufacturing services to medical device manufacturers worldwide, offers implantable-grade PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced, a version of the polymer that includes hydroxyapatite, an osteoconductive material. Both the PEEK polymer and hydroxyapatite are advanced biomaterials clinically proven to enhance bone apposition. The integration of the latter into the former results in a homogeneous compound that ensures that hydroxyapatite will be present at all surface areas of a medical device to optimize bone on-growth in interbody fusion applications. The biomaterial is engineered to provide good mechanical properties and performance, a modulus similar to cortical bone, thus reducing stress shielding, and a high degree of radiolucency, which allows clear fusion assessment. It is as processable as the base PEEK material and provides a simpler alternative to coatings.
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