Implants are used in a variety of medical applications, such as orthopedics, Spine surgery, Cardio vascular, Dental, and others. Wettability/hydrophilicity is a key feature of metal implants, improving implant osseointegration and long-term stability. Plasma is well known for its surface activation properties, but the hydrophilic properties of implants tend to deteriorate between manufacturing date and the actual time of implantation.
Nova’s Active+ Plasma Capsule
Nova Plasma solves this problem with a new concept – The Active+ Plasma Capsule. The implant comes in a pre-packed disposable capsule, sealed and sterilized at the factory. In the operating room or clinic, the capsule is plugged into a desktop unit which activates the plasma process, surface treating the implant. After 30 sec the capsule is opened and the super hydrophilic and super clean implant is ready for implantation.
Nova’s first target market is Dental implants, a dynamic and growing market. Additional markets include Spine surgery and Orthopedics, and plastic surgery.
XPS Tests: Improvement in All Parameters
Design: 8 implants were measured before and after activation.
in carbon levels
in oxygen levels
in titanium contents
Active+ provides an optimal solution for both the dental clinician and the implant manufacturer:
The Benefits of hydrophilic implants
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