Spinal Elements announced successful completion of initial procedures using the Lucent® XP expandable interbody device.
The company received FDA 510(k) clearance to market expandable interbody devices in 2Q16. These PEEK-based systems are coated with Ti-Bond® hydrophilic porous titanium at the bone-contacting endplates of the implant. In studies comparing bone response to an implant, testing revealed that Ti-Bond-coated devices had a shear strength ~5x that of PEEK devices. The company cites >20% growth of the past year for its core technologies, fueled by demand for technologies like Ti-Bond coated implants.
Broad launch of Lucent XP is slated for mid-2017.
Sources: Spinal Elements, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.