Many things have happened in 2019 and with our latest HeadLines, we want to update you about patient-specific products in general and our company Xilloc specifically. If you need us to help you with a patient, a design or production, please click the button below. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. If you would like to have more frequent updates, you can like the Xilloc Facebook page or follow us on LinkedIn.
In 2019 we had the opportunity to help many patients again with a unique implant. Customers valued our unique fit, patented tangential fixation method and XSuture. Our experienced biomedical engineers are ready to assist you with your cases. We are going to update our online Cases page soon, with many new examples!
Share your case in MedX
MedX is our online tool to easily and securely collaborate with you, including interactive 3D visualization. We released a new version of our online system MedX. Next to many small enhancements, we have included the ability for you to share a (complex) case with a colleague, allowing for efficient collaboration. Also PACSonWeb is now supported.
Our patented tangential fixation method not only eliminates the need for fixation plates, is not palpable for the patient, but also better distributes the loads on a cranial implant when compared to fixation with normal plates and screws. The image here shows the result of a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on a standardized cranial implant.
PEEK vs Titanium cranioplasty
PEEK is currently the material of choice for cranioplasty, but for selected cases Titanium has its advantages. PEEK is designed as an inlay implant, Titanium as an onlay. Because of its strength, a titanium cranial implant can be made very thin, resulting in extra space below the implant, for patients with residual swelling for example. The thermal (hot/cold) sensation that is a common issue of metal cranial plates, is eliminated through the design of an intricate lattice pattern.
Acquisition of OTN
Xilloc has acquired Orthopedie Technologie Nijmegen (OTN) and with this, we add the Click Safety Adapter (CSA) to our (orthopedic) product portfolio. The CSA enables an easy and safe connection between an osseointegration implant and a prosthetic leg.
Distribution of unique cranial implants
This year we expanded in Europe with the addition of three distribution partners to our network. We welcome Ovidius Solutions (UK+Ireland), GiMi Medical (Italy) and Raymed (Greece+Cyprus) to the Xilloc family. They are making it easier for customers in their countries to access our unique cranial implants. Next year, we aim to add more distribution partners in other countries.
Jobs at Xilloc
We are now urgently looking for a sales manager and junior 3D printing engineer (titanium and polymer) to strengthen our team. Please refer to the Career section.
Medical Device Regulation (MDR)
In May 2020 the MDR will go into effect. This has a profound impact on all players in the medical device arena. With our digital quality management system (ISO13485: 2016) we are up for the challenge and follow Annex XIII. We are dedicated to make safe and effective, unique (custom-made) devices, adhering to the General Safety and Performance Requirements.