Acusure Ag® is an innovative coating in which antimicrobial silver ions are incorporated by a proprietary chemical process into the Acusure® hydroxyapatite plasma spray coating. The surface concentration of silver ions is carefully controlled during the manufacturing process so as to maintain the essential osseointegrating efficacy and marketing aesthetics of the hydroxyapatite coating, while also providing sufficient silver ions to provide a local antimicrobial effect in the vicinity of the clinical implant.
Acusure Ag® has undergone extensive laboratory and in vivo testing to demonstrate safety and efficacy, and has been applied to an increasing range of custom limb salvage implants since 2015, e.g.(12).
The Acusure Ag® coating is applicable to any hydroxyapatite coated implant surface, across a range of clinical medical device applications.