Alphatec Holdings recently announced the commercial release of its IdentiTi-PC porous titanium interbody implant system for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures (TLIF).
“The commercial launch of IdentiTi-PC demonstrates continued solid progress against our commitment to accelerate growth by compelling the spine market and engaging surgeons with clinical distinction,” said Pat Miles, chairman and chief executive officer. “This marks the fourth of twelve new product launches planned for 2019, an extraordinary level of development by any measure. We have built the spine market’s new organic innovation machine.”
TLIF IdentiTi-PC porous titanium interbody implant system
The launch of the IdentiTi-PC interbody implant system follows successful alpha evaluations that began in August 2018. It marks the third of six IdentiTi implant systems the company expects to commercially introduce in 2019.
The IdentiTi line of implant systems are manufactured using a subtractive process, which begets more predictable, proprietary porosity and results in enhanced imaging characteristics. The implants are expected to perform better than competitive titanium implant offerings. The IdentiTi line of implants will not only complement the Company’s current suite of PEEK implants, but will also allow the company to address the broader market of surgeons who prefer titanium.
“The IdentiTi-PC proprietary pore structure is similar to that of cancellous bone. The porosity creates a roughness that improves initial stability through surface adhesion and facilitates bone apposition,” remarked Geoffrey Cronen, MD, of Florida Medical Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery. “Alphatec Holding’s product development machine has surpassed all expectations with its speed to market while holding the highest standards. It has been remarkable to observe.”
Key Features of the IdentiTi porous titanium interbody systems
Alphatec Holding’s IdentiTi Porous TI Interbody Systems offer implant options that take advantage of bone’s affinity for titanium. Because of their porosity, IdentiTi implants have a surface roughness that enhances stability. The implants are also designed to provide the biological, biomechanical, and imaging characteristics that surgeons seek in a fusion construct.
Key features include:
- Consistent, fully interconnected porosity throughout the implant designed to mimic the structure and porosity of cancellous bone;
- Proprietary pore structure designed to create surface roughness that enhances immediate implant stability and facilitates surface adhesion;
- Reduced density (60% porous) enhances intraoperative and postoperative imaging;
- Stiffness similar to bone;
- Subtractive manufacturing process creates a consistent porous titanium material that furthers product performance predictability with consistent and reproducible interconnected pore sizes across the IdentiTi family of implants; and
- Intuitive, low profile, and exacting instruments designed to optimise the surgeon experience and facilitate outstanding patient outcomes.