Zimmer Spine announced the US market launch of a comprehensive family of Puros demineralised bone matrix with reverse phase medium putty, putty with chips, gel and paste, and Puros demineralised bone matrix Block and Strip products – bone graft substitutes used to stimulate natural bone formation processes in spine surgical procedures.
These products are provided in collaboration with AlloSource and will be launched at the American Association for Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting being held April 5-9 in San Francisco, USA.
According to Zimmer, Puros demineralised bone matrix with reverse phase medium products are designed to stimulate natural bone formation processes, in which mesenchymal cells differentiate into bone-forming cells. Puros demineralised bone matrix with reverse phase medium products contain a unique reverse phase medium, allowing the allograft to be malleable at operating room temperatures, while causing the product to stiffen when placed in the operating site. This property helps contains the demineralised bone matrix at the surgical site with minimal loss through irrigation and suction.
Puros demineralised bone matrix Block and Strip are unique bone graft substitutes composed of 100% demineralised cancellous bone. According to Zimmer, these allografts are ideal natural scaffolds for new bone growth because they are processed to retain osteoinductive properties by preserving endogenous growth factors including BMP2, BMP4 and BMP7 to help support new bone formation. These allografts are used during surgical procedures to help promote bone growth and joint stability. Puros demineralised bone matrix Block and Strip are flexible and compressible once rehydrated, and are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to reduce transplant preparation time.