Vallum Corporation is a medical technology company founded in 2015. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, Vallum that has fully developed its Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) technology and ANAB processing protocols for nano-scale surface engineering of implantable medical devices.
Vallum’s development work has been focused on nanotexturing the surface of two thermoplastic materials to improve their performance when used in implantable medical devices.
– Polyethylene: used in replacement hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles. Our NanoGlide™ nanotexturing on polyethylene makes it antimicrobial and wear resistant. Infection and wear are two major problems in replacement joints.
– PEEK: used in interbody cages for spinal fusion. Our PEEKplus® nanotexturing on PEEK makes it antimicrobial and osseointegrating. Infection and lack of full bone integration are two major problems with interbody cages.
A substantial investment in time and capital has been made in developing our proprietary ANAB processing technology as well as the nano-processing techniques and protocols used to make NanoGlide and PEEKplus breakthroughs in improving the performance of implantable medical devices.
ANAB technology and its medical applications for nano-scale surface modification, including NanoGlide and PEEKplus, are covered by multiple issued patents and trade secrets.
Vallum’s mission is to develop, produce and deliver innovative and disruptive nano-scale surface protocols to affordably improve implantable medical devices using its ANAB technology and thereby improve patient outcomes and quality of life.