, /PRNewswire/ -- Vertera Spine, a developer of medical devices with advanced functional surface technologies for spine applications, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its COHERE™ Cervical Interbody Fusion Device. COHERE features Vertera Spine's novel PEEK Scoria™ biomaterial, a proprietary porous surface technology that is based on Zeniva PEEK resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. While PEEK implants with porous or rough metal coatings have found their way into clinical use, COHERE is the first FDA cleared spine device to be manufactured entirely out of PEEK and contain porosity. Both Vertera Spine and Solvay will be showcasing COHERE and PEEK Scoria at Solvay's booth (#1483) at the upcoming North American Spine Society Meeting in from .
About Vertera Spine:
Vertera Spine is a privately-held medical device company working to develop and commercialize a portfolio of surgical solutions that use or complement its patented porous surface technology to address critical clinical needs in spine procedures. The company has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and Georgia Research Alliance to translate its growing technology portfolio into commercial products. For more information, visit or call 571.758.3783.
About Solvay Specialty Polymers:
Solvay Specialty Polymers (www.solvayspecialtypolymers.com) is a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics offered for use in permanent and prolonged exposure implants and limited exposure devices. The company provides global technical and regulatory support and devotes considerable R&D activities to polymer technology and commercialization of new and unique material options for medical OEMs and processors.