Pioneer announces human implants of new nanOss device


Pioneer Surgical Technology has announced today the successful human implantation of its new biologic inter-body spacer. The nanOss-Cervical cage is machined from mechanically robust nano-crystalline hydroxyapatite (HA) and is designed to function as bone. The surgeries were performed at hospitals in Beijing and Suzhou, China, on patients indicated for standard cervical fusion surgery using the nanOss-Cervical implant, bone graft material, and anterior cervical plate.

Dr Hansen Yuan, Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, performed the surgeries with Chinese surgeons and said, “The nanOss-Cervical cage was handled and implanted similarly to PEEK cages, and was used in conjunction with routine rigid fixation. The benefit of nanOss technology to the patient is it is a safe, natural substance and is biocompatible.”

Pioneer’s nanOss-Cervical cage is intended to facilitate spinal fusion procedures, by simultaneously maintaining decompression and serving as a graft containment device in conjunction with traditional rigid fixation.