The Pure Titanium Coating line includes 4 implants, according to a press release: The Capstone PTC, Clydesdale PTC, Anatomic PEEK PTC cervical fusion system and the Cornerstone-SR titanium-coated anatomical cervical cage.
The devices are made of a plastic called polyetheretherketone or PEEK, combined with thin layers of textured titanium on the tops and bottoms. The implants are designed to incorporate the advantages of each material, namely PEEK’s radiolucency and similarity to cortical bone and titanium’s strength, Medtronic said.
"Our PTC platform of interbody spacers is the result of our relentless effort to add value to our products and respond to surgeon needs by offering the advantages of combined materials in a single implant," spine business president Doug King said in prepared remarks. "We will continue to leverage our innovation to produce more advanced and differentiated products for surgeons to use to treat their patients."
Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said it’s sending the Capstone and Clydesdale devices into global distribution. The Anatomic PEEK product won 510(k) clearance from the FDA and launched in September, the company said, while the Cornerstone SR cage won CE Mark in the European Union and launched in Western Europe in July, according to the release.