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High-performance Polymers for Orthopedic Implantable Devices and Surgical Procedures
Solvay offers the broadest selection of high-performance, medical-grade thermoplastics for limited exposure applications having less than 24 hours contact with bodily fluids and tissue. Solvay also offers Zeniva® PEEK and other Solviva® Biomaterials for long-term exposure applications that are in contact for more than 24 hours.
As a leading supplier of Specialty Polymers for Healthcare for over 30 years, we also offer the technical and regulatory support that medical device manufacturers need from a trusted partner.
Solvay’s Zeniva® PEEK Enables a Durable All-Polymer Knee Implant from Okani
Okani Medical Technology, a China-based pioneer in artificial joint applications, developed its ORGKnee™ all-polymer knee implant, which leverages Solvay’s Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) for the femoral and tibial tray components. Test simulations of the implant indicate that Solvay’s material helped reduce wear by 50 percent versus a metal implant as measured by material loss over 3 million cycles. (Photo courtesy of Okani Medical Technology)
Okani will detail these findings and others in two presentations scheduled for Monday, March 12 in Room Celestin D-E during the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2018 Annual Meeting | Download the program
- Session 29 on Osteolysis and Adverse Soft Tissue Reaction
10:25 am: Peek Knee: In-Vivo and In-Vitro Studies
- Session 39 on Implant Materials
2:35 pm: In Vitro Effects of the Wear Particles of Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene, Polyether-Ether-Ketone, and Cobalt-ChromiumMolybdenum on Serum Cytokine Profiles and T-Cell Responses
Okani selected Zeniva® PEEK for the material’s success in spinal implant applications, as well as Solvay’s reputation for partnering with highly innovative medical device companies. Similar orthopedic applications announced by Solvay include:
- Solvay helps DiFusion Technologies innovate new ZFUZE osteoconductive PEEK composite for spinal implants
- Instratek Chooses Solvay’s High-Performance Zeniva® PEEK For Innovative ToeTac™ Hammertoe Fixation System
- Solvay’s Zeniva® PEEK Enables Breakthrough Intervertebral Joint Fusion Technology from Vertera Spine
Interested in other announcements about Zeniva® PEEK?
- Solvay unveils Zeniva® ZA-600 CF30 PEEK, a high-strength, injection moldable polymer for implantable devices
- Solvay unveils two new lubricated Zeniva® PEEK polymers at AAOS 2017, expanding design and manufacturing options for implantable device manufacturers
Solvay’s Ixef® PARA Enables ECA’s Single-Use Surgical Instrument Set for Use in One- and Two-Level Cervical Spine Implant Procedures
Solvay’s high-performance Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) resin enabled ECA Medical Instruments to develop its Cervical-One™ single-use surgical instrument set for use in one- and two-level cervical spine implant procedures. Compared to reusable metal instruments, ECA’s single-use instruments can eliminate reprocessing costs, enhance operating room efficiency, streamline hospital and ASC inventory management, and play a significant role in eliminating the root causes of surgical site infections. (Photo courtesy of ECA Medical Instruments).
Compared to reusable instrumentation, single-use instrument systems like ECA’s can eliminate reprocessing costs, enhance operating room efficiency, streamline hospital and ASC inventory management, and play a significant role in eliminating the root causes of surgical site infections.
Despite concerns that single-use surgical instruments may have a negative impact on the environment vs. reusable metal tools, a study Solvay conducted in conjunction with Medacta International and Swiss Climate countered these perceptions. Read more about the study.
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