Advanced Materials Science™ (AMS)

Through Advanced Materials Science, NuVasive strives to develop proprietary surface and structural technologies to enhance the osseointegration and biomechanical properties of surgical materials.

AMS Key Principles

The breakthrough technologies designed through Advanced Materials Science are rooted in three key principles:

Surface

Developing technologies that enhance osseointegration while increasing stability and resistance to expulsion.

Structure

Engineering material structures to mimic the elastic modulus of bone while maintaining durability.

Imaging

Designing technologies that improve visualization on a variety of imaging modalities.

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Porous PEEK

COHERE® and COALESCE™

The proprietary Porous PEEK technology introduces a first-of-its kind porous architecture designed to promote bone in-growth1,2 while maintaining the biomechanical and imaging properties of PEEK in general. The only Porous PEEK interbody implants available on the market, COHERE is available in a dynamic range of heights for use in the cervical spine, and COALESCE is available in straight and curved footprints to accommodate both TLIF and PLIF approaches.

Modulus® Titanium

Modulus

The market disrupting design and manufacturing process of Modulus integrates endplate porosity with an optimized body lattice structure, providing a fully porous architecture and favorable environment for bone in-growth1 while enhancing visualization compared to traditional Ti interbody implants in a variety of imaging modalities. Modulus will be available in a number of footprints beginning with XLIF®.

 

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1. Preclinical data on file.
2. Torstrick FB, Evans NT, Stevens HY, et al. Do surface porosity and pore size influence mechanical properties and cellular response to PEEK? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2016;474(11):2373-83.