|Amend Surgical, Inc.|
Medicine Prosthesis and OrthopedyImplant
NanoFUSE® Bioactive Matrix is a new and unique demineralized bone matrix product that combines the osteoinductive capabilities of demineralized bone with the osteostimulative properties of 45S5 bioactive glass.Results of animal studies conducted by both Amend Surgical and independent laboratories demonstrate that NanoFUSE® Bioactive Matrix performs better than other commercially available bone void ﬁller implant preparations that include only DBM1. Using histopathological observation of ectopic bone growth, including the appearance of bone-forming cells, the presence of new bone, and new bone marrow provides excellent measures for comparison. Additionally, the calcium-based 45S5 bioactive glass, the ﬁrst human made material to release calcium and form a direct chemical bond with tissue, allows production of an exceedingly strong interfacial bond between the graft and adjacent bony tissue within minutes2.
Bioactive glass has been shown to facilitate graft containment at the operative site as well as activate cellular osteogenesis3. Demineralized allograft bone supports cell attachment and proliferation and has shown the potential to induce bone formation. NanoFUSE® Bioactive Matrix offers surgeons the synergistic combination of bioactive glass and demineralized allograft bone in a single product.
The original formulation of 45S5 bioactive glass was invented in 1971 (Hench, et al). The capacity for rapid interfacial bonding, which is the deﬁning characteristic of a bioactive material, is the result of chemical reactions that take place on the surface of bioactive glass when it is exposed to bodily ﬂuids. This rapid bone bonding ensures positional stability of the graft during the critical period immediately following surgery. The ability of bioactive glass to rapidly bond with native tissue and trigger the cellular process of healing has prompted its use in an increasing number of clinical settings. NanoFUSE® Bioactive Matrix is currently indicated for use in general orthopedic and spine procedures.