Osimplant’s expandable PLIF cage ARIA combines a unique patented design with the high performance properties of PEEK-OPTIMA® Natural polymer.
Ankara Turkey (PRWEB) July 01, 2013
Spine surgeons can now take advantage of an effective alternative to PLIF cage insertion. As Osimplant’s newly launched device, ARIA® offers a parallel expandable mechanism that simplifies device insertion which provides significant surgical and patient benefits.
Designed to match natural vertebral anatomy, ARIA has received positive market reception due to its intra-operative expansion capabilities and the option of a two-step heightening process, which aims to minimize bone removal and tissue retraction. Additionally this expandable cage is designed to provide spinal alignment, stability and optimal conditions for fusion in the posterior treatment of such spinal problems as; degenerative diseases, deformities, scoliosis and osteoporosis.
In order to provide distinct advantageous to patients and surgeons, ARIA’s design is reliant upon the use of PEEK-OPTIMA® Natural polymer (from Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions, the leading provider of PEEK-based polymers worldwide), which offers a broad range of performance characteristics that are virtually unmatched by other implantable materials.
In particular, these characteristics and benefits include:
- An elastic modulus similar to cortical bone - which helps to minimise stress shielding and encourage load sharing.
- Radiolucent - allows for easier post-operative healing site assessment due to proven compatibility with imaging technologies (i.e. X-ray, CT and MRI).
- High compressive strength and durability – can withstand daily load requirements and expansion capabilities.
- Biocompatible – More than ten year history of successful use in long term implantable devices.
“The decision to choose PEEK-OPTIMA Natural was quite easy to do because it is well known material that offers easier post-operative control and follow up due to its invisibility in X-ray. We did consider other materials such as metal, but because of our experience with PEEK-OPTIMA® Natural and the great outcome in our test phase we chose to use this material,” said Mr Karadag, General Manager, Osimplant.
According to Mr Karadag, Osimplant is dedicated to differentiating themselves from current market offerings and this CE marked device is testament to their continual innovation within the spinal industry*. Their aim is to be the first to market with new and innovative product offerings that are ahead of the competition. By working with Invibio they are able to take advantage of a diverse range of opportunities and options in order to assist with their projects.
“The commercial, marketing and technical support guidance was a great help in order to bring this implant to market. We chose to work with our long lasting partner Invibio due to the range of opportunities and options that they offer” added Mr Karadag.
*ARIA is currently not available for sale in the US.
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® Natural polymer and compounds, MOTIS® polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA® Ultra-Reinforced composite and PEEK-CLASSIX® polymer for the development of long- and short-term implantable medical devices.
Osimplant provides products and services according to needs of the health sector by using innovative technology to meet global market requirements. The company has established a complete quality assurance system to continuously fulfill the requirements according to ISO13485 and CE. These range from material procurement to design development and automated production process.