NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) announced today that it launched the Cohere TLIF-O porous PEEK implant for posterior spine surgery.
San Diego-based NuVasive also confirmed a planned launch for its Cohere TLIF-A implant for later in the fourth quarter of this year. NuVasive said it is the only company to offer both porous PEEK and porous titanium implants for posterior spine surgery with the new additions to its advanced materials science portfolio.
Cohere TLIF-O, a porous PEEK implant for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), features a proprietary porous surface technology to generate stronger integration through bony in-growth and on-growth, while its design with lordosis in the oblique plane helps to maintain coronal alignment while restoring sagittal balance.
The platform also features a radiolucent polymer composition to enable clear radiographic visualization of the fusion site with a variety of different imaging modalities.
NuVasive’s Cohere TLIF-A implant has similar clinical properties compared to Cohere TLIF-O, but is designed for anterior column support to maximize sagittal alignment correction, the company said.
“NuVasive is focused on providing a comprehensive spine offering across all procedural segments to address some of the most challenging aspects of spine surgery. Porous PEEK is a clear differentiator for us in the market, and the launch of Cohere TLIF-O and future addition of Cohere TLIF-A furthers our commitment to this one-of-a-kind technology,” NuVasive CCO Massimo Calafiore said in a news release. “The company has a uniquely differentiated TLIF portfolio to support the most widely used posterior spine procedure and we will continue to invest in outcome-driven innovation that drives the greatest impact for our surgeons, providers, and patients.”