Meeting to highlight 9M implanted PEEK-OPTIMA devices & more: 5 notes

Written by Adam Schrag | April 13, 2017 | Print  |

The upcoming International PEEK Meeting will focus on advances and clinical research associated with PEEK-OPTIMA Polymer.

Here are five things to know:

 

1. Roughly 9 million implanted devices use PEEK-OPTIMA Polymer, according to Invibio.

 

2. The progress is largely due to pioneering developments, collaboration with device companies and sharing clinical results with the medical community.

 

3. New research will be presented at the International PEEK Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C., from April 27 to April 28.

 

4. PEEK polymer-based solutions, which have been clinically used for roughly 15 years, may offer advantages metal alternatives don't.

 

5. The topics covered at the conference include:

 

  • Advances in the additive manufacturing of PEEK and its composites
  • Innovations in orthopedic bearings
  • Bioactive PEEK composites
  • Advances in spinal rods and artificial disc applications
  • Advances in formulations for dental, trauma and arthroscopic implants
  • Structural composites and woven-fiber applications
  • Advances in the biologic aspects of wear debris

 

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