Leveraging Nature's Expertise

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that leverages nature’s time-tested expertise to solve complex human challenges. Examples are all around us. The stealth bomber was strongly influenced by the aerodynamics of a hawk, wetsuit membranes have been patterned after the fur of the Beaver, Velcro® was modeled after the shape of burrs found on certain plants, and the shape of the bullet train was fashioned after the shape of the Kingfisher’s beak. You can learn more here. Titan Spine’s nanoLOCK® surface technology mimics natural bone to help solve the challenge of beginning the mechanisms of bone growth as soon as possible.1


1Gittens RA, Olivares-Navarrete R, Schwartz Z, et al. Implant osseointegration and the role of microroughness and nanostructures: Lessons for spine implants. Acta Biomater 2014;10:363-71.DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.03.037