SpineCraft signed a research agreement with Rosies Base to investigate nanoTi, a titanium alloy, for spine implants.
Rosies Bases' nanoTi is thinner and stronger than standard alloys and has antimicrobial properties, according to an Oct. 19 company news release. Under the partnership, the two companies will test the compatibility and effectiveness in spinal implant rods.
"Nano-structured metals offer a variety of advantages over conventionally produced alloys, including higher strength, improved processing capabilities and novel biological properties," Fumie Yusa, PhD, vice president and COO of Rosies Base said in the release. "We expect our partnership with SpineCraft, a leader in the spinal orthopedics field, to demonstrate the superiority of our nanoTi alloy compared with conventional medical-grade titanium."