Solvay recently announced that its Zeniva PEEK was selected to be used in KiSCO non-metal lumbar cage in Japan.
KiSCO’s non-metal lumbar cage for vertical interbody fusion is commercially available in Japan only. The company received approval to produce the spinal cage in October last year and started selling it in February.
Zeniva ZA-500 PEEK in ISO 13485 compliant and has fatigue resistance and a modulus similar to bone. PEEK also offers radio transparency to be easily seen in X-ray and MRI imaging.
In clinical trials, Solvay’s Zeniva allowed the cage to maintain structural ability, even when screws were used to expand spacers.
“Solvay is pleased that our ongoing support was instrumental to the successful development of KiSCO’s first PEEK spinal cage for the Japanese medical industry,” Kiyomi Ando, a sales development manager for Solvay’s specialty polymers, said in a press release. “Our uniquely collaborative approach differentiates us from other PEEK suppliers in this industry and allowed us to pool our respective capabilities and resources with KiSCO to meet an important need in the medical marketplace.”