Icotec receives FDA clearance for BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK interbody cages: 4 notes

Surface Technology

The Swiss company icotec received FDA 510(k) clearance for its BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK cervical and lumbar interbody cages.

Here are four things to know:

1. The interbody cages are designed to optimize bony integration and postoperative visualization.

2. The cages are circumferentially coated with a rough Ti-iT titanium coating, which is applied using a vacuum plasma spray procedure. The Ti-iT commercially pure titanium coating is engineered to enable bony ongrowth to the implant.

3. The nonmetallic, radiolucent BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK composite material at the implants' core consists of continuous carbon fibers combined with PEEK.

4. The cages will be widely available in the U.S. starting in August 2018.

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