Zimmer Biomet Etex
γGamma-BSM® Moldable Putty

Moldable Bone Substitute Material

Sets Hard
High Strength
Cell-Mediated Remodeling

Etex’s γGamma-BSM® Moldable Putty meets the need for hard setting, high compressive strength materials that are implantable in a wet environment.

γGamma-BSM® Moldable Putty is engineered using proprietary nanocrystalline calcium phosphate technology and undergoes cell-mediated remodeling1,2.

 

1First Histological Observations on the Incorporation of a Novel Calcium Phosphate Bone Substitute Material in Human Cancellous Bone.  M. Sarkar, N. Wachter, P. Patka & L. Kinzl.  

2In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Calcium Phosphate and Demineralized Bone Matrix Composite Biomaterial. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 5, 1-12.  A. Rosenberg, A. Tofighi, N. Camacho and J. Chang.  

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
CRITERIA FEATURE CLINICAL BENEFIT
Mixing Open mixing system User friendly / mix with blood or saline
Formulation Proprietary nanocrystalline calcium phosphate* Mimics chemical structure of human bone to facilitate remodeling
Handling Moldable putty Easily packed into open defects
Cohesive Sets in a wet environment, may be irrigated after setting Complete defect fill / resists wash out
Structure Sets hard and maintains shape Continuous osteoconductive scaffold
Working Time 15 minutes Intra-operative flexibility
Setting Time Endothermically sets in 3-5 minutes at 37° C Sets hard upon closure / no damaging heat release
Compressive Strength Average of 46 MPa Strength four times cancellous bone
Drillability Drillable before or during setting Procedural flexibility
Remodeling Cell mediated remodeling Remodels at the rate of new bone growth
Sizes 2.5 cc, 5 cc and 10 cc Accommodates a variety of indications
EquivaboneGamma-BSMBeta-BSMPrecision & Mixing Delivery System