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Articles Tagged "peek"

HAPPE Spine Latest Company to Manufacture PEEK Devices in Novel Ways

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

The company was formed by Genesis Innovation Group with investments from cultivate(MD) Capital Funds I and II, and is based on the work of Ryan K. Roeder, Ph.D., and researchers from the University of Notre Dame that began over 10 years ago.... Read more »

Spinal Cages Continue Trend Toward Metals, Expandable Designs

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

"Cage design has been a game changer in spine surgery." Three veteran spine surgeons provide insight into the shift to titanium, a forecast for the next five years in cage technology and thoughts on device companies' priorities.... Read more »

Cadence Expands Machining Capabilities

by BONEZONE | May 2018

The single-source contract manufacturer has added PEEK machining and molding.... Read more »

Evonik Launches New Composites, Intensifies Research on Regenerative Medicine

by BONEZONE | Apr 2018

The company’s RESOMER Composites are designed to enhance the performance of bone fixation devices; a new Tissue Engineering Project House has been established in Singapore.... Read more »

Medilogic Gains ISO 13485/9001 Certifications

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

The company specializes in CNC precision manufacturing.... Read more »

Omnia Medical Gains FDA Clearance for PEEK-OPTIMA HA VBR

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

This is reportedly the first PEEK-OPTIMA HA vertebral body replacement to receive FDA clearance.... Read more »

Antibacterial Benefits of PEKK Detailed in Study of 3D-Printed OsteoFab Structures

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

Oxford Performance Materials says that study results reveal superior antibacterial properties of PEKK structures compared to PEEK surfaces.... Read more »

Invibio Makes Series of Investments to Drive Clinical Outcome Improvement

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

The investments include faster time-to-market for devices through streamlined device-development strategies that consider the total costs of care.... Read more »

Spine Companies Target New Applications of PEEK and Metals for Implant Innovation

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

In response to spine surgeons’ shift away from traditional PEEK cages, materials were (again) one of the main themes discussed at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. At NASS, we sat down with representatives of companies promoting osteoconductive PEEK and molybdenum-rhenium.... Read more »

ConMed Acquires MedShape’s ACL System to Boost Arthroscopy Portfolio

by BONEZONE | Jul 2017

Revamped marketing and R&D priorities, product launches, recent licensing agreements and now, an acquisition and portfolio expansion with the ExoShape system—all play a part in the company's multi-pronged turnaround initiative. The all-PEEK fasteners fill a gap in the company's offerings.... Read more »

Interbody Fusion Outcomes May Be Improved by Use of PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer

by BONEZONE | Jan 2017

Studies suggest potential patient benefits and specific improvements in overall pain and neurological function.... Read more »

National Science Foundation Funds Nasseo for Nanotube Technology

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

Nasseo, a provider of surface technologies for orthopaedic and spine applications, was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support Nasseo’s work on nano-engineered surface coatings for spinal implants. Nasseo will conduct feasibility stu... Read more »

Invibio Settles FTC Antitrust Allegations Concerning PEEK Market

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Invibio, the first company to sell implant-grade polyetheretherketone or PEEK, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated antitrust law by using long-term, exclusive contracts to maintain a market monopoly.... Read more »

Invibio Settles FTC Charges

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

Invibio, the first company to sell implant-grade polyetheretherketone or PEEK, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated antitrust law by using long-term, exclusive contracts to maintain a market monopoly. The FTC’s complaint alleges that two other companies, S... Read more »

Supply, Cost and Quality Lead Concerns among Raw Materials Providers

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Supply and demand factors, price pressures and enhanced regulatory scrutiny are expected to influence the raw materials portion of the orthopaedic supply chain in 2016. Eight of the 27 raw material suppliers exhibiting at OMTEC weighed in on these themes.... Read more »

Medical Tracking Solutions Adds Vertera Spine to Client Roster

by BONEZONE | Jan 2016

Medical Tracking Solutions, developers of iTraycer, announced the addition of Vertera Spine to the company's client roster. iTraycer is an inventory management system that provides real-time tracking of medical devices and biologics – visible by part, lot, and serial numbers – from manufacturer ... Read more »

Victrex PEEK Receives Approval in China

by BONEZONE | Dec 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

NASS Recap: Surface-treated, 3D-printed Cages among New Launches in Interbody Space

by Carolyn LaWell | Nov 2015

Spine companies continue to focus on surface treatments and new manufacturing processes to support more solid fusions.... Read more »

Evonik Center for High Performance Polymers Celebrates Two Years

by BONEZONE | Nov 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Materials in Motion

by Carolyn LaWell | Oct 2015

Orthopaedic manufacturers and their supplier partners are adopting different strategies for how materials are surface treated and manufactured in order to enhance device performance.... Read more »

Solvay Specialty Polymers Launches PEEK Polymer Expansion in Augusta

by BONEZONE | Apr 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Amedica’s Clinical Results Show Silicon Nitride Achieves Same Fusion Rate as PEEK

by BONEZONE | Apr 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Solvay Specialty Polymers Announces Expanded Global Availability of KetaSpire PEEK and AvaSpire PAEK Resins

by BONEZONE | Jun 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Foster Delivery Science Offers Custom Radiopaque PEEK Compounds for Orthopedic Implants

by BONEZONE | Jun 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »