Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD) Coating
Low temperature vacuum deposition process that forms highly adherent nano-engineered coatings on the surfaces of medical devices.
How IBAD Works
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Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD) is a thin film deposition process that combines evaporation with concurrent ion beam bombardment in a high vacuum environment. Unlike conventional Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coatings, which rest only on the surface, the concurrent ion bombardment intermixes coating and substrate atoms.
This significantly improves adhesion while permitting control of morphology, density, stress level, crystallinity, and chemical composition. Ion bombardment also eliminates the columnar microstructure often observed in conventional, low temperature physical vapor deposition to create very dense, adherent film structures.
Introducing N2’s next generation titanium coating! PEEK has increasingly been used as an implant material for orthopedic and spinal devices, in part due to its inherent properties such chemical inertness, radiolucency, and an elastic modulus that is closely matched to natural bone. Despite these advantages, a major limitation of untreated PEEK implants is their hydrophobic surface which leads to relatively poor bone tissue attachment as compared to titanium-based devices.
N2’s proprietary nano-engineered Ti coatings on PEEK can promote and increase new bone growth and provide a preferred track for the formation and attachment of bone tissue on selected areas of PEEK implants. N2’s nano-scale surface texturing process may improve antimicrobial properties while maintaining osseo-integration.
- Spinal interbody cages
- Dental implants and PEEK arch wires
- Fixation screws, pedicle screws and interference screws
- Small joints
- PEEK hip and knee implants
- Biocompatibility and radiolucency
- Promotes new bone growth
- Improves surface functionality
- Maintains native benefits of PEEK implants
- May reduce biofilm formation
- Stainless steel
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A major limitation of untreated PEEK implants is their hydrophobic surface, which leads to relatively poor bone tissue attachment as compared to titanium-based devices. N2’s proprietary Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD) applied, nano-engineered Ti coatings on PEEK can promote and increase new bone growth and provide a preferred track for the formation and attachment of bone tissue.
This datasheet covers applications, features and benefits, standardized testing, and the IBAD process.
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