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DiFUSION Technologies Completes Successful Testing of Antimicrobial Spinal Implant
Date:1/26/2009

t of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. "Moreover, as of October 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) are no longer paying for hospital-acquired infections; therefore, healthcare facilities are going to have to absorb these staggering costs."

"DiFUSION's solution addresses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) action plan released January 2009 to reduce and eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), one of the key areas being surgical site infections," said Dr. Matthew Geck, founder and board member of DiFUSION and leading orthopaedic surgeon in Austin, Texas. "Our technology can have a profound impact on lowering the devastating infection rates recently reported by the HHS' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HAIS are among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths in 2002."

The infection-fighting material used in DiFUSION's CleanFUZE(TM) is a 'super silicate' molecule composed of antimicrobial silver ions that is compounded into the plastic spinal interbody cage. Once the CleanFUZE(TM) interbody cage is implanted into the spinal disc space during spinal surgery, silver ions exchange with naturally occurring sodium ions in the bloodstream and diffuse antimicrobial silver ions for a period of 4 weeks.

Unlike other devices on the market, DiFUSION's CleanFUZE(TM) will be capable of releasing its dosage amount over time and the rate of diffusion can be controlled by parts-per-billion. Additionally, rather than antimicrobial coatings currently used in devices, CleanFUZE(TM) contains antimicrobial properties embedded in the device, significantly enhancing the effectiveness.

"Larger companies have spent years and millions of dollars trying to address the SSI problem with antimic
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