The launch of the IdentiTi-C Interbody Implant System follows successful alpha evaluations that began in August 2018. It marks the first of six IdentiTi implant systems the company expects to commercially introduce in 2019.
The IdentiTi line of implant systems, with enhanced imaging characteristics and porosity, are expected to provide superior performance to competitive titanium implant offerings. The IdentiTi line of implants will not only complement the company’s current suite of PEEK implants, but will also allow ATEC to address the broader market of surgeons who prefer titanium.
“With the release of its cervical IdentiTi porous titanium interbody cage, ATEC has ushered in a new age of excellence in cervical spine surgery,” Paul Sawin, M.D., of Orlando Neurosurgery, commented. “Surgeons have had to compromise between biology and mechanics with previous implant choices. ATEC’s IdentiTi porous titanium has an architecture that is conducive to new bone growth and a structural consistency that lends predictability to its mechanical behavior. Also, because it is 60 percent porous (or comprised of 60 percent air), the stiffness is similar to the surrounding bone, and the imaging characteristics with X-ray, CT, and MRI are excellent.”
“I commend the teams that collaborated to launch this technology ahead of schedule,” said Pat Miles, chairman and CEO. “The IdentiTi-C Interbody Implant System significantly increases the sophistication of ATEC’s ACDF approach with meaningfully differentiated technology that improves surgical outcomes. This launch is only the beginning of the innovation we intend to deliver in 2019, a strong demonstration of our commitment to create value with clinical distinction.”
ATEC’s IdentiTi Porous Ti Interbody Systems offer implant options that take advantage of bone’s affinity for titanium. Because of their porosity, IdentiTi implants have a surface roughness that enhances stability. The implants are also designed to provide the biological, biomechanical, and imaging characteristics that surgeons seek in a fusion construct.
Key features include:
- Consistent, fully interconnected porosity throughout the implant, designed to mimic the structure and porosity of cancellous bone;
- Pore structure (resulting in surface roughness) and an architecture that enables both immediate and long-term stability;
- Reduced density (60 percent porous), allowing enhanced intraoperative and postoperative imaging;
- Stiffness similar to bone;
- Predictable performance associated with the subtractive manufacturing process, creating a porous titanium material with consistent and reproducible interconnected pore sizes; and
- Instrumentation that is intuitive, low profile, and exacting, to optimize the surgeon experience and facilitate outstanding patient outcomes.
Alphatec Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Alphatec Spine Inc. and SafeOp Surgical Inc., is a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery. ATEC designs, develops and markets spinal fusion technology products and solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders associated with disease and degeneration, congenital deformities and trauma. The company markets its products in the United States through independent sales agents and a direct sales force.