Industry: Spinal fusion technology

Vetera has created a unique biomaterial for use in the 400,000 spinal fusion procedures performed each year.
The company’s proprietary material, PEEK Scoria, combines the strength and durability of poly-ether-ketone (PEEK) with a porous surface layer derived from igneous rock. This porous surface enhances the integration of the bone and the implant, leading to a more rapid and successful fusion.
PEEK Scoria offers a notable advantage over previous PEEK-only spinal implant devices, which suffer fusion failure rates of 11 to 15 percent. 

Note: Vertera was acquired by NuVasive in 2017.

Company website: Vertera

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