SCIENT’X Semi-Rigid Pedicle Screw Systems
SCIENT’X is an independent company at the cutting edge of spinal technology. Established in 1989 as a focused research and development based spinal organisation, SCIENT’X’s position as a leading supplier of spinal technology is based on its leadership in the field of dynamic semi-rigid pedicle screw systems and it’s use of pure PEEK (Poly-ether-ether-ketone) as a spinal implant material. SCIENT’X has the claim to being the first spinal company to offer pure PEEK as a material for interbody fusion cages.
RESEARCH LED CLINICAL SOLUTIONS – INNOVATIVE SPINAL DEVICES
SCIENT’X offers a comprehensive range of innovative spinal devices. The products have been designed and developed through our close cooperation with leading spinal surgeons. Indeed our product portfolio has been built up through our business philosophy of "Research Led Clinical Solutions." It is of paramount importance to the company that we provide products with a genuine clinical need.
The product range is continuously being refined and updated. We also have a continuous process of upgrading existing products. This is very clear to appreciate with our range of interbody fusion devices, which are now all available sterile packed. Sterile packed spinal products are very much the future and offers major benefits regarding product integrity and traceability.
LUMBAR AND CERVICAL SPINES, DEFORMITY AND TUMOUR AND TRAUMA INDICATIONS
The SCIENT’X product range delivers clinical solutions for spinal surgeons. The range encompasses products that can be used in all spinal pathologies including degenerative conditions of the lumbar and cervical spines, deformity and tumour and trauma indications.
SEMI-RIGID PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEMS
The SCIENT’X range of dynamic semi-rigid pedicle screw systems offers the following key benefits: –
- Prevention of adjacent segment degeneration
- Reduction of implant breakage
- Improved quality of the interbody fusion
- Potential use as a non-fusion device
ISOLOCK® – A RIGID AND SEMI-RIGID PLATE SYSTEM
The products that delivers SCIENT’X semi-rigid technology includes Isolock® a rigid and semi-rigid plate system. Isolock® has been available for over a decade and is the pioneering product in the field of dynamic stabilisation. As a parallel development to the plate based Isolock® is the Isobar® TTL.
This versatile system utilises rods rather than plates and has a wide range of indications in additions to it’s application, like Isolock®, in lumbar spinal disorders.
Both the Isolock® and Isobar®TTL systems utilise pedicle screws for secure fixation.
In the case of Isobar®TTL both monoaxial and polyaxial pedicle screws are available. The latest addition to the range of dynamic semi-rigid systems from SCIENT’X is the unique Aladyn dynamic semi-rigid plate. This system uniquely offers a polyaxial screw that is compatible with a plate.
Aladyn like Isobar® is indicated for disorders of the lumbar spine. The Isobar® TTL system is versatile and apart from it’s use as a low back system is equally suited for use in the thoraco-lumbar spine in tumour/trauma and deformity.
PEEK – SPINAL IMPLANT MATERIAL
PEEK is spinal implant, which is radiolucent so the progress of the fusion mass can be monitored post-operatively. Its modulus of elasticity is close to natural bone, so that a cage made from PEEK is load sharing not load bearing. This feature optimises the fusion rate. Pure PEEK is not reinforced with carbon-fibres thus avoids the possibility of inflammatory tissues reactions caused by carbon-fibre debris.
The company offers a range of PLIF cages manufactured from pure PEEK. These include, the CO Cage, the CC Cage and the latest development the Adonys Cage.
PCB – CERVICAL PLATE/CAGE COMBINATION
The PCB, cervical plate/cage combination, is manufactured from titanium alloy and is a combined cervical cage and integral anterior plate. The cage has a large space to incorporate graft material and the attached plate can be customised intra-operatively to conform to the anterior surfaces of the vertebral bodies.
SCIENT’X also manufactures the PACH anterior lumbar sacral plate and the EASYS Cross Connector, for use with titanium thoraco-lumbar rod based systems, rod diameters of 4.5mm to 6.5mm.