Zavation Medical Products has announced the launch of Labyrinth, a porous PEEK interbody cage. This is the latest addition to Zavation’s portfolio, which the company reports features the first available porous endplates integrated through the full cage.
According to Zavation, in creating the first fully porous PEEK interbody, the company has enhanced the benefits of PEEK (reduced stress shielding and artefact-free imaging) with substantially improved wettability and surface tension. Zavation reports that in a 21 day in-vitro study, the interbody’s proprietary and patent pending porous structure demonstrated greater pre-osteoblast cell maturation into viable bone cells than standard PEEK, porous titanium, and standard titanium.
“The Labyrinth demonstrates our commitment to resetting market standards by creating best-in-class products. As a first-to-market product, this fully porous cage highlights our dedication to research and development, and the strength of our product development team,” said Jeffrey Johnson, chief executive officer of Zavation, Flowood, USA. “With fusion of critical importance, our mission in designing the Labyrinth was to outperform all materials in fusion, which broadens surgeon appeal. Zavation, with our market leading customer service, has become a house for innovation centred on the needs of our surgeons and distributors.”