polyetheretherketone


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polyetheretherketone

(pol″ē″thĕr-ē″thĕr-kē′tōn″),

PEEK

A synthetic semicrystalline biocompatible polymer used in surgical implants.
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The anchor implants are double loaded with Mitek's Orthocord high-strength suture and are available in Biocryl Rapide (BR) biocomposite material or radiolucent polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
Both systems employ specialized surgical instrument kits and sterilization cases which allow surgeons in the operating room to implant X-Wave[TM] Cervical and Lumbar Interbody Spacers made of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) thermoplastic.
PBI Performance Products, which makes Celazole PBI, has teamed with England's Victrex plc, which makes polyetheretherketone polymer.
Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that an article published in The Spine Journal reports in-vitro data that demonstrates a superior bone-forming response to the company's unique titanium implant surface when compared to smooth titanium and Polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
Solvay Specialty Polymers has announced the introduction of a new high-stiffness grade of KetaSpire[R] polyetheretherketone (PEEK) that provides 50% greater modulus/stiffness than standard neat PEEK grades.
Fatigue resistance and toughness made polyetheretherketone the choice of Dyson engineers for the company's newest vacuum cleaner.
Solvay, a leading global supplier of high-performance specialty materials, announced today that Apollo Medical Extrusionnow offers single- and multi-lumen medical microtubing extruded from Solvays KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
AvaSpire PAEK provides greater toughness and reduced costs compared to standard polyetheretherketone (PEEK) for interior aerospace applications such as the structural end caps and anchors used in this design.
GemcoValve replaced the PTFE for the bushings in its model P21 spherical disk valves with polyetheretherketone, supplied by Victrex USA Inc.
These are advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), aluminium, magnesium, polypropylene, polyamides (PA6 and PA66), polyurethanes, acrylo-nitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), thermosetting composites, and high-performance polymers {PA11, PA12, PA46, polyphthalamide (PPA), polyphenylene sulphide (PPS), polyetheretherketone (PEEK)}.
According to the administrative complaint, Invibio relied on the exclusive contracts to prevent its customers from using more than one source of supply for the polymer, implant-grade polyetheretherketone known as PEEK despite the customers business preference to do so.
On the thermoplastics side, polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has become an increasingly popular choice, though"any thermoplastic with great strength characteristics that can meet ISO 10993 requirements and is allowed to be implanted is seeing growth," said Mark D.