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Femoral Head Simulation Wear Studies Show Improved Wear Resistance with Ion Implantation

IonGuard® Ion Implantation effectively improves the wear resistance and hardness of metallic implants, including titanium-based femoral heads. Femoral head replacement requires major surgery as well as a significant recovery period. As such, these medical devices must be durable and maintain surface lubricity over an extended period of time, in order to prevent the need for a revision surgery and further […]

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Improved Fretting and Wear Resistance with IonGuard®

Virtually all total joint replacement implants are comprised of modular components. A hip implant for example may be comprised of a separate a femoral stem, a neck, and femoral head. Each is selected to match the patient’s anatomy, assembled and press fit together. Regardless of the materials and the security of the interlocking method, micromotion occurs. It has been widely […]

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Femoral Knee Joint Wear Simulation Studies Show Improved Wear Resistance with IonGuard®

Growing Need for Titanium Implants Orthopedic implants are composed of nickel, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, zirconium and/or titanium alloys, while stainless steel is sometimes used in fixed orthopedic devices such as screws/plates. New studies are showing up to 17% of women and 3% of men are allergic to nickel, and 1-2% of people are allergic to cobalt, chromium, or both.1  Immune […]

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Improved Hardness and Wear Resistance with IonGuard®

Many medical device companies turn to N2 Biomedical to improve the wear resistance and hardness of Titanium and Cobalt Chromium implants using its IonGuard® Ion Implantation process. The increased diagnosis of patients with nickel allergies has increased the demand for titanium implants. However, untreated titanium articulating surfaces have been shown to produce metallic particles resulting in an adverse tissue response […]

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Metal orthopedic balls and joints

N2 Biomedical awarded two patents for proprietary infection prevention, bone integration processes

Patents awarded for Dual Action NanoCoating, Mesoporous Surface for Enhanced Bone Integration BEDFORD, Mass. – June 29, 2020 – N2 Biomedical, a leading provider of coatings and surface treatment solutions to the medical device industry, was recently awarded two patents by the United States Patents Office: one for their proprietary Dual Action NanoCoating, and one for their Mesoporous Surface for […]

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Metal orthopedic balls and joints

Performance Advantages of IonGuard® Ion Implantation Treatment for Titanium-based Orthopedic Implants

Titanium is generally recognized as one of the most biocompatible materials with many properties that make it ideal for bone and joint replacement applications, such as a low modulus of elasticity, excellent fatigue and tensile strength, and low weight/density. Untreated titanium, however, has lower wear resistance compared to other metallic alloys such as CoCr 1,2 and should not be used […]

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MDM Minneapolis

Minneapolis, October 28-29, 2020 Minneapolis Convention Center

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Metal orthopedic balls and joints

N2 Biomedical announces expansion of team, acquisition by Ampersand

Bedford-based company embraces recapitalization, internal team’s growth BEDFORD, Mass. – February 10, 2020 – N2 Biomedical, a leading provider of coating and surface treatment solutions to the medical device industry, announced several personnel changes to support its growth following a recent majority recapitalization of the company by Ampersand Capital Partners. As part of the transaction, N2 Biomedical announced the appointments […]

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Metal orthopedic balls and joints

Ampersand completes growth equity investment in N2 Biomedical

Bedford, MA – June 18, 2019: N2 Biomedical, a leading provider of coating and surface treatment solutions to the medical device industry, announced today the majority recapitalization of the company by Ampersand Capital Partners. As part of the transaction N2 also announced the appointment of Randall Sword, an executive with 30 years of experience in the medical device sector, as […]

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