VySpine has entered into a partnership agreement with Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), enabling the pair to collaborate to develop spine fusion products using OPM’s patented OsteoFab PEKK technology.
VySpine is the designer of the OsteoVy PEKK lattice, which will be manufactured exclusively by OPM for VySpine.
Tom McLeer, CEO of VySpine, said: “OPM is the ideal partner given its long history with the high performing thermoplastic PEKK and its experience with 3D printing of these materials.
“The OsteoVy PEKK polymer lattice structure is uniquely designed to promote bone integration. PEKK, unlike other orthopaedic polymers, has demonstrated bony apposition performance, allowing for bone growth onto, and throughout, the OsteoVy PEKK lattice. OPM will be producing the OsteoVy PEKK lattice exclusively for VySpine.”
Scott DeFelice, OPM founder and CEO, added: “We are delighted to be making this important announcement with VySpine. OPM has a history of developing industry partnerships with companies dedicated to innovative solutions that push medical device technology forward in ways that improve patient outcomes. VySpine clearly fits that mould.”