Long term implantables


Source: Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has launched a new PEEK-based implantable biomaterial containing hydroxapatite, designed for superior bone apposition. Read more


Implantable Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers was chosen for biocompatibility, dimensional stability, and MRI compatibility.

Source: Solvay Specialty Polymers.

Solvay Specialty Polymers has announced two medical applications for its sulfone polymer technology, an implantable drug infusion system made from PSU and a highly durable non-implantable ventilator fan made from PPSU. Read more


Invibio Hip

Source: Invibio.

Invibio are sponsoring the first ever International PEEK meeting in Philladelphia demonstrating the growing importance of the material as a replacement for metal in implantable materials. Read more



Xilloc Medical.

The USA's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510k clearance for the world's first long-term plastic implant made using additive manufacturing—the OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD). The device is made from PEKK polymer. Read more


Automatic laser polishing of titanium implants has been achieved via a project by Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) research institution. Read more


Pioneer Surgical Technology, a USA-based manufacturer of implantable devices for orthopaedics and cardiothoracics, has announced that surgeons have carried out 2,000 successful implants of its NuNec PEEK cervical disc arthroplasty device. Read more


Following the release of an alert by the UK's Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in September 2010, a DePuy ASR Metal Hip Replacement was withdrawn from the market because of increased incidence of failure. Read more