MCMURRAY, Pa., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StelKast is proud to announce the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of their new EXp™ Acetabular Liners. EXp™, a blend of antioxidant and highly cross-linked polyethylene technology was developed with the consulting support of Steven Kurtz, Ph.D. and Exponent, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA). StelKast has also received 510(k) clearance for large diameter cobalt-chrome femoral heads and Biolox® delta femoral heads.
Mr. Peter Stephans, Chairman & CEO, said in a statement, "EXp™ polyethylene technology represents an optimal blend of UHMWPE, the antioxidant vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and cross-linking for long-term oxidative stability, preservation of mechanical properties and performance. Unlike other highly cross-linked materials, EXp™ polyethylene requires no thermal processing or infusion of antioxidants to stabilize the material. The combination of EXp™ Acetabular Liners and large diameter heads promotes joint stability.
"StelKast is excited to be the first US orthopedic company to provide a highly crosslinked vitamin E blended acetabular system offering superior oxidation resistance. The introduction of EXp™ polyethylene is just another example of StelKast's commitment to place emerging technology and high quality implants in surgeon's hands through cost effective solutions."
Full commercial launch of the EXp™ Acetabular System is planned for July 2011. For inquiries, please contact your local StelKast representative or Customer Service at 888-273-1583.
StelKast specializes in the design, manufacture, and distribution of hip and knee implant systems. The Company's mission is to provide high-quality, cost effective solutions to meet the challenges of the orthopedic community through clinically proven design concepts and innovative technology. For more information about StelKast, please visit the company website at www.stelkast.com.
Source: StelKast Inc. Ph 888.273.1583 Fax 724.941.5987 200 Hidden Valley Road McMurray, PA 15317 USA www.stelkast.com