In 1999 PEEK-OPTIMA became the first-ever biomaterial to replace the use of metal in spinal applications, when it was incorporated into an interbody fusion cage. Today, PEEK-OPTIMA interbody fusion devices are the standard of care in both lumbar and cervical fusion, and device manufacturers have selected PEEK-OPTIMA for use in other spinal applications including TDR (total disc replacement), spinal rods and interspinous devices.
"As demonstrated by these global regulatory milestones, PEEK-OPTIMA continues to set an industry standard for biomaterials biocompatibility and quality. Invibio’s commitment to advancing medical device design innovation does not stop at our biomaterial capabilities. Our strong strategic alliances within the research and surgical community and across the global medical device industry, combined with our depth and breadth of biomaterials, and manufacturing capabilities enable Invibio to partner with our customers to access and accelerate their time to market in a challenging environment,” said Valentine.
Since 1999, the versatile family of PEEK-OPTIMA polymers have steadily gained market acceptance. Today these market-leading biomaterials are extensively used in over four million medical devices worldwide. The applications span trauma (plates, nails and screws for example); arthroscopy (for anchors and interference screws); orthopedic (for structural components and finger, hip and knee components); cranial plates; dental; cardio, neurological and bariatrics.
Invibio® is a global leader providing high performance biomaterials, advanced technical research and consultative solutions to medical device manufacturers across a wide range of markets. The company provides medical device manufacturers with PEEK-OPTIMA® polymer and compounds, MOTIS® polymer, ENDOLIGN® composite and PEEK-CLASSIX® polymer for the development of long- and short-term implantable me
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