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Titanium Coatings on PEEK for Enhanced Osseointegration

Titanium Coatings on PEEK for Enhanced Osseointegration Researchers have increasingly focused on forming a coating of titanium on PEEK-based implants to improve surface functionality and bone attachment and integration, while at the same time maintaining the native benefits of PEEK implants, including imaging characteristics and mechanical properties.1-5 Learn more about PEEK implants. PEEK, or polyetheretherketone, has increasingly been used as […]

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Why PEEK Needs to be Treated

Polyether ether ketone, more commonly referred to as PEEK, has increasingly been used in recent years as an implant material for orthopedic and spinal devices (such as spinal interbodies, dental implants, screws, and small joints) in part due to its inherent properties such as chemical inertness, radiolucency, and an elastic modulus that is closely matched to natural bone.1,2 Despite these […]

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Gain Regulatory Advantage with IonGuard®️

Since the IonGuard® ion implantation treatment is not a coating, there is no risk of delamination due to the process. The implanted ions are embedded into the surface without altering the bulk properties of the device. This low-risk process, combined with a long-list of predicate devices that have benefited from the treatment in the past thirty years, give the IonGuard® […]

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The benefits of nano-textured coatings and nano-scale surface modifications.

When it comes to the surface modification of substrates or the application of coatings to medical devices, N2 does much of its most important work at the nano-scale through nano-texturing and nano-scale surface modification. Nano-texturing is the process of augmenting the surface of a substrate to improve desired properties. There are many practical applications for this process. For example, ion […]

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Improved Hydrophilicity and Wettability with IonGuard®

One of the key factors affecting the performance of articulating prosthetic devices in the environment of the body is the level of hydrophilicity or wettability at their surfaces. The enhanced hydrophilicity level at the surface may improve lubrication between the articulating surfaces, leading to reduced probability for scratching and wear. Studies conducted by N2 Biomedical have shown that ion implantation […]

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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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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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