Navigation Links
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions Announces Global Launch of “PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer”

West Conshohocken, Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, the leading solutions provider of PEEK-based biomaterials, manufacturing and application knowledge to medical device manufacturers worldwide, has today announced its launch of “PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer”. The implantable biomaterial grade uniquely combines two clinically proven advanced biomaterials for enhanced bone apposition (1): PEEK-OPTIMA, the principal PEEK-based biomaterial with over ten years of proven history in clinical use, and Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteoconductive material.

Hydroxyapatite (HA) is fully integrated into the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural grade to provide a complete homogeneous compound which ensures that HA will be present at all surfaces of a device. John Devine, Emerging Business Director explained, “Although PEEK is the most popular chosen material for interbody fusion applications, 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. With HA available across the whole device the opportunity for bone ongrowth is virtually unmatched with alternative bone apposition technologies.” Devine concludes, “We believe the launch of PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced provides surgeons with improved technologies and enables device companies to differentiate their product offerings."

Early Bone Apposition

Within four weeks of implantation Invibio PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced polymer demonstrated enhanced bone apposition compared to PEEK-OPTIMA® Natural, in a pre-clinical in vivo study using a sheep model. Within 12 weeks of implantation the bone apposition levels are maintained with the new grade.

PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Biomaterial provides excellent mechanical properties and performance, proven biocompatibility, a modulus similar to cortical bone, reducing stress shielding and a high degree of radiolucency that allows for clear fusion assessment. Developed by the world leader in implantable PEEK-based biomaterials this innovation not only offers the same processing simplicity as PEEK-OPTIMA, but also omits the extra processing time and expense of alternative bone on-growth technologies, such as coatings.

Professor Bill Walsh Director of Surgical & Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, University of New South Wales will present the latest data on PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced, the new material for bone apposition, at the upcoming spinal meetings Eurospine, 1-4 October 2013, Liverpool, UK and NASS, 9 – 11 October 2013, New Orleans USA. For more information visit:

1 Study evaluated the bone in-growth and on-growth of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural and PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced in a bone defect model in a sheep. Data on file at Invibio. This has not been correlated with human clinical experience.

About Invibio
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 medical devices.

Media inquiries

Please contact Melanie Embery on +44 (0) 1253 898000 or membery(at)invibio(dot)com for all media enquiries. Alternatively, for more information visit

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Global Regulatory Milestones for Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
2. ETEX Corporation to present at the 9th World Biomaterial Congress
3. Biomaterials China News 1210 - Annual Subscription
4. IntelliCell BioSciences Announces Research Agreement with the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
5. The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine forms Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Committee
6. LA Dental Bone Graft Substitute & Other Biomaterials Market Reviewed in New iData Research Report Available at
7. Blue Marble Biomaterials Secures Distribution Agreement with SAFC
8. Biomaterials Market worth $88.4 Billion - 2017
9. Global Biomaterial Market: To Grow at a 15% CAGR Says New Research Report at
10. New Information Released on Measuring Zeta Potential and Surface Charge on Biomaterials
11. Global Biomaterials Market 2012-2016: Worldwide Industry Latest Market Share, Strategy, Growth, Size, Trends and Forecast Research Report
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... -- Alex,s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a leading national childhood ... state-of-the-art bioinformatics lab, using ,big data, to advance the ... Liz Scott , co-executive director of ALSF and ... Washington, D.C. , hosted by Vice ... of pediatric cancer research and awareness. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016  Global demand for enzymes ... through 2020 to $7.2 billion.  This market includes ... cleaning products, biofuel production, animal feed, and other ... and biocatalysts). Food and beverages will remain the ... increasing consumption of products containing enzymes in developing ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) ("Biorem" ... by its major shareholders, Clean Technology Fund I, LP ... States based venture capital funds which together ... (on a fully diluted, as converted basis), that they ... their entire equity holdings in Biorem to TUS Holdings ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... enabling healthier lives through the development of innovative products ... the United States denied its ... the claims of Sequenom,s U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 (",540 ... criteria established by the Supreme Court,s Mayo Collaborative Services ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... America to grow at a CAGR of 12.28% during ... based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016  The American College of ... Trade Show Executive Magazine as one of the fastest-growing ... May 25-27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas ... the highest percentage of growth in each of the following ... exhibiting companies and number of attendees. The 2015 ACMG Annual ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ANGELES , June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... identity management and verification solutions, has partnered ... edge software solutions for Visitor Management, Self-Service ... provides products that add functional enhancements ... partnership provides corporations and venues with an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):