Why partner with Invibio
Invibio is here to help you every step of the way through the design, regulatory, manufacturing and commercialization process, providing unmatched opportunities to bring next generation devices to market quickly. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on your next implantable fracture fixation device.
Meeting the needs of medical device companies, surgeons and patients
Invibio is committed to developing solutions that can bring significant advantages for patients and surgeons. We are more than a biomaterials provider; we are a partner that can add value to all stages of a medical device product lifecycle.
Identifying New Opportunities
Utilizing multiple approaches to gain insight into patient and clinician challenges and health economic impact.
Developing Materials and Components
Developing materials, components or devices that address key challenges focusing on improved outcomes at reduced costs.
Collaborating with universities and our partners to determine performance criteria and address risks.
Supporting Regulatory Processes
Partnering to identify regulatory pathways in support of fast tracking clearance.
Expediting Market Adoption
Generating clinical evidence and collaborating with KOLs to drive market adoption; offering our partners technical, marketing and sales support.
Hear what practicing surgeons are saying about fracture fixation devices made from carbon fiber composite material, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
Adam W. Rives, MD
Liberty Orthopedics, Liberty, MO
Joshua Niemann, MD
Dickson-Dively, Orthopedics Kansas City, MO
David Hak, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgeon Denver Health,
University of Colorado Denver, CO
Adam W. Rives, MD
Liberty Orthopedics, Liberty, MO
Timothey M. Badway, MD
Clinical Professor University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Our proven biocompatible carbon fiber composite material, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced polymer, may offer the potential to enhance healing in challenging patients. Read more about the applications where this innovative material is currently utilized.
evidence in trauma solutions
Learn how you can leverage Invibio’s expertise, state-of-the-art tools and dedicated manufacturing facility for composite technology, to bring new fracture management solutions to market
Read about the intraoperative and postoperative benefits of radiolucency, and artifact-free imaging with implants manufactured with PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
Learn about this innovative polymer’s carbon fiber composite technology and the potential clinical advantages for high-risk trauma patients
Read about a biomechanical study comparing the stability of locking screws in locking proximal humerus plates composed of PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced and stainless steel
PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer blends proven performance with superior wear, safety and comfort. Since Invibio introduced PEEK-OPTIMA as the first implantable PEEK polymer in 1999, it has earned the confidence and has gained the acceptance of the global medical community.
With continued innovation PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural polymer is reinforced with carbon fibers, forming a composite material where the stiffness can be tailored, resulting in treatment options that are less rigid than equivalent all-metal constructs.1 The result is an ultra-strong alternative to metal traditionally used in internal fracture fixation procedures.
Metal has been used for internal trauma fixation for decades, with generally good outcomes. However, complications related to non-unions, delayed unions and implant failure continue to be a challenge2 – especially for higher risk patients. Now there is a material with greater fatigue life that may extend the time before implant failure and increase the potential for healing.3 Compared to metal, PEEK-OPTIMATM Ultra-Reinforced polymer provides:
Compared to metals typically used in anatomic trauma plates, PEEK-OPTIMATM Ultra-Reinforced polymer may provide:
1. Data on file with Invibio – Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
2. Henderson CE et al. Locking plates for distal femur fractures: is there a problem with fracture healing? (J Orthop Trauma, 2011 Feb 25) Suppl 1:S8-14.
3. Jo Wilson, PhD; Matthew Cantwell; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Carbon Fiber Composites May Improve Healing of Fractures Stabilized with Intramedullary Nails. (Basic Science Focus Forum, paper #4, 2014) 155.
4. Biagini, 2014. The Use of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced PEEK Orthopedic Devices and Implants in Cancer Patients Who Undergo Radiotherapy: A Report From the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT) Bone Metastasis Study Group.
PEEK-OPTIMA Reinforced polymer consists of short carbon fibers dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural matrix to provide properties well suited for distal radius, proximal humerus and other extremity plates. The resulting material has enhanced mechanical and physical properties for more demanding load-bearing implants and applications.
Selected published studies demonstrate:
1. Schleimann B et al. Treatment of proximal humerus fractures with a CFR-PEEK plate: 2-year results of a prospective study and comparison to fixation with a conventional locking plate. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Aug;24(8):1282-8.
2. Tarallo L et al. A new volar plate made of carbon-fiber-reinforced polyetheretherketone for distal radius fracture: analysis of 40 cases. J Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Dec;15(4):277-83.
3. Rotini R. Proximal humeral fracture fixation: multicenter study with carbon fiber peek plate. Musculoskelet Surg. 2015 Sep;99 Suppl 1:S1-8.