Materials

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Polymers

Our wide range of biocompatible polymer materials and compounds are each designed to meet the specific and rigorous demands of implantable medical devices.  PEEK materials are tailored to offer superior performance in a variety of applications including spine, orthopedic, trauma, dental and specialty devices.

Innovative PEEK materials and our in-depth manufacturing knowledge combined with application expertise supports medical device companies to bring leading edge devices to market and open up new areas of growth.

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural

PEEK-OPTIMA Natural 

This high-performance implant-grade polymer serves as the foundation for the PEEK-OPTIMA product family

Benefits

Radiolucent for easy, artifact-free monitoring and assessment of the healing site with X-rays, CT or MRI.

Bone-like modulus helps minimize stress shielding and stimulate bone healing.

Extremely strong, durable and highly resistant to creep1 and fatigue. The polymer can withstand sterilization repeatedly without degradation.2

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References

1. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™.

2. Ferguson SJ, et al. The long-term mechanical integrity of non-reinforced PEEK-OPTIMA polymer for demanding spinal applications: experimental and finite-element analysis. Eur Spine J. 2006;15(2):149-156.

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced

PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced

All the benefits of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural plus Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteo-conductive material, to encourage bone on-growth.

Benefits

HA is integrated, not coated, making it available on all surfaces of a finished device.

Enhances bone apposition as early as four weeks after implantation.1

Fully integrated HA compound eliminates time and expense of applying a surface coating.

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Reference:

  1. Study evaluated the bone ongrowth of PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural and PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced in a bone defect model in sheep. Data on file at Invibio.
    This has not been correlated with human clinical data.
PEEK-OPTIMA™ Image Contrast

PEEK-OPTIMA Image Contrast

All the performance advantages of the clinically proven PEEK-OPTIMA Natural with tailored radiopacity for optimal implant and healing site visibility.

Benefits

Controlled visibility with X-ray, CT or MRI that can be optimized for application-specific image guidance and post-operative healing assessment requirements.

Design flexibility with adjustable opacity, strength, stiffness and more for specific applications.

Extremely strong, durable and highly resistant to creep1 and fatigue. The polymer can withstand sterilization repeatedly without degradation.2

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References

1. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™.

2. Ferguson SJ, et al. The long-term mechanical integrity of non-reinforced PEEK-OPTIMA polymer for demanding spinal applications: experimental and finite-element analysis. Eur Spine J. 2006;15(2):149-156.

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Reinforced

PEEK-OPTIMA Reinforced

Short carbon fibers dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural matrix enhancing mechanical and physical properties for more demanding load-bearing implants and applications.

Benefits

Fiber-to-matrix bond strength provides higher strength than PEEK-OPTIMA Natural Polymers.1

Bone-like stiffness can reduce stress shielding by more closely matching cortical bone stiffness.1

Extensive history of use in FDA 510(k) cleared, long-term implantable devices since 1999.

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Reference:

1. Supporting information available upon request.

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced

PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced

An innovative composite formed by continuous carbon fibers dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer matrix to enhance mechanical strength and stiffness.

Benefits

Excellent fatigue resistance and structural strength for device longevity.1

Tailored stiffness for design flexibility.1

Radiolucent, offering circumferential visibility of the surgical site before and after the procedure.

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Reference

1.  Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Wear Performance

PEEK-OPTIMA Wear Performance

This polymer combines the material properties of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural with carbon fiber technology to provide wear resistance against hard counter surfaces.

Benefits

Superior wear performance against hard counter faces, backed by accepted and validated wear-screening tests.1

Modulus similar to bone reduces stress shielding and has the potential to stimulate bone healing.

Highly resistant to creep2 and fatigue, and can be sterilized repeatedly without degradation.3

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References:

1. Supporting information available upon request.

2. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™.

3. Ferguson SJ, et al. The long-term mechanical integrity of non-reinforced PEEK-OPTIMA polymer for demanding spinal applications: experimental and finite-element analysis. Eur Spine J. 2006;15(2):149-156.

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Our proprietary manufacturing capabilities, specialized processing technologies and rigorous QA processes help you achieve production efficiencies and commercialization faster.

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Through collaboration and support we can help you forge a path to device innovation. Rely on our robust R&D teams, strategic partnerships and original research.

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With over 60 years of collective experience in polymers, our technical team offers extensive knowledge to support optimizing your product and production.

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Over 100 years of combined medical device industry experience provides the guidance you need to achieve successful market adoption around the world.

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