First Surgeries Performed with Novel 3D Printed Porous PEEK HAFUSE Technology

April 14, 2023 / OrthoSpineNews/ – Huntsville, AL based technology company, Curiteva announced a limited commercial release utilizing its recently FDA-cleared Inspire Porous PEEK HAFUSE Cervical Interbody System. Curiteva pioneered and received clearance of the world’s first 3D printed, fully interconnected porous PEEK structure, utilizing internally developed Fused Filament Fabrication.

The Inspire platform is manufactured utilizing the Evonik VESTAKEEP® i4 3DF PEEK high-performance polymer on a proprietary, patented 3D printer designed, programmed, and built by Curiteva.

Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopedic Institute shared, “I believe structure drives biology and the lattice PEEK architecture enabled by Curiteva’s 3D printing process represents an exciting advancement in spine, orthopedics, and neurosurgical procedures which involve any type of biologic implant”.

Kevin Foley, MD, Chairman of Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute and professor of neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center stated, “The Inspire porous PEEK technology checks all of the boxes for an ideal interbody implant: fully interconnected porosity, modulus of elasticity equivalent to cancellous bone, strong biomechanical properties, radiolucency, and a bioactive surface for osseointegration.”

Randy Dryer, MD, Central Texas Spine Institute commented, “Interconnected porosity, pore size distribution, and nano-surface architecture are typically hallmarks of the most effective synthetic allografts. I believe this novel implant enhanced with HAFUSE nano-surface topography incorporates those features and presents an optimal environment for osteoprogenitor cells to move throughout the implant enhancing bone healing (fusion) and reducing risk of subsidence. I’m excited to offer this to my patients.”

“This new technology further demonstrates Curiteva’s commitment to developing and investing in disruptive technologies,” said Todd Reith, Inventor and Vice President of Emerging Technology. “Our unique architecture is the result of years of research and development in 3D printing.  As this technology matures, with our internal expertise, we have already contemplated other applications outside of spine and orthopedics,”. The company plans a full commercial launch in the United States later this year.

About Curiteva:

Curiteva is a privately held technology and manufacturing company dedicated to advancing spine surgery and improving clinical outcomes by partnering with providers and suppliers to deliver innovative and intuitive implant systems to the market. Our business is founded on a commitment to building world-class manufacturing, accelerating research and development, maintaining lean operational discipline, and delivering novel technology to meet the evolving needs of our customers and the patients they serve. For more information, please visit