Allowing NO cells to attach to a surface was challenging, requiring a unique specialized surface appropriately named ZERØ.

Breast Implant applications

Using IntimateBond ZERO can help control were cells attach and where they don’t. IntimateBond ZERO may inhibit cell attachment to the outward face of the breast implant while a different coating would encourage cell attachment on the chest wall side of the implant. This construction would reduce pocket thickness, adhesions, complications, capsular contracture and restrict unwanted movement.

Trauma Applications

Using both IntimateBond zero surface attachment and IntimateBond Osteoblast cell attachment can be selectively controlled to ensure that temporary implant components are easily removed and that permanent components stay in place.

Further, bone cell attachment to screws can also be modulated to the point where a small portion of the tip of the screw attaches to the bone while the rest of the screw has IntimateBond zero applied. This allows the screw to be removed later with a targeted amount of force.

Cardiac lead wires

Removing cardiac lead wires several years following implantation is near impossible if the cardiac device ever needs to be replaced. When no cells attach to the lead wires, their removal is easily accomplished.