Spinal Elements Unveils Lucent® Ti-Bond™ Porous Coating for PEEK Interbody Implants
- Aug 6, 2012
CARLSBAD, Calif -- Spinal Elements, a spine technology company,
launched its Lucent® Ti-Bond™ line of PEEK interbody implants with a plasmasprayed
titanium porous coating. Ti-Bond titanium porous coating, combined with the
outstanding clinical history of the company's Lucent PEEK interbody implants, creates
the ideal environment for bone healing during fusion.
Spinal Element's Ti-Bond coating consists of random, unconnected titanium pores,
that are biomechanically adhered through a plasma vacuum spray process to the
superior and inferior surfaces of its PEEK-OPTIMA® interbody implants. This results in
an ideal bone-opposing surface while allowing for direct visualization of the fusion mass
through the radiolucent PEEK material.
Many experts believe that Ti-Bond coating, with its strong bond, creates the ultimate
marriage between PEEK and titanium. Plasma-sprayed titanium porous surface
coatings have been used on orthopedic implants for over 30 years with excellent longterm
Spinal surgeon Dr. Scott Kitchel comments, "This is an exciting new technology
for application in the spine. It's easy to envision this becoming the new standard
for interbody fusion implants."
Jason Blain, President and Co-founder of Spinal Elements, adds, "With the launch of our
new Ti-Bond product, the spinal device market is taking a great step forward. This
launch is one of an extensive line-up of product introductions we will be executing over
the next 12 months. The company will also be introducing our first allograft product in
October, making Spinal Elements the sole source for spinal surgeons' needs."
Spinal Elements is the first to introduce this technology for posterior lumbar and
transforaminal interbody fusion (PLIF and TLIF) devices into the marketplace. Market
leaders in this segment include Johnson & Johnson, NuVasive, Inc.
, Alphatec Spine, Inc., Orthofix International N.V.
and Stryker Corporation.
About Spinal Elements
Spinal Elements, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, is a spine technology company for
spinal surgeons who demand innovative, extremely high quality surgical solutions. From
the company's early work which helped make PEEK commonplace throughout the spine
industry to our recent advancements in controlled delivery and stand-alone technology,
Spinal Elements has built a reputation for being trustworthy, innovative and different.
The company is focused on the development and marketing of progressive spinal
treatment options and markets a complete portfolio of advanced spinal implant
technologies across the globe.
Source: Spinal Elements
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