Our robust research and development programs range from discovering innovative solutions for clinical problems to evaluating and enhancing the performance of spinal implants and are an essential component of our product development process.
Globus’ proprietary 6 Degrees of Freedom machine is capable of biomechanically testing cadaveric specimens in a wide range of conditions. This system allows us to study the kinematics and kinetics of the human spine and the effects of various treatments and surgical techniques in a manner that reproduces normal human function.
A fully equipped mechanical test lab provides a cutting edge facility for product testing. Our rapid product development process relies on this capability through multiple iterations of the design-build-test cycle.
We maintain a state-of-the-art tribology lab that studies the wear behavior of various load bearing implants and materials. This research is critical to the development of the next generation of disc replacement devices, with new materials and bearing surfaces.
Material Science Laboratory
An Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) anchors the lab along with a range of specialized equipment for analyzing the performance of implant designs and materials.
Computation Analysis Laboratory
The computation analysis lab is equipped with systems for computing stresses and strains in implants using finite element methods as well as predicting spinal biomechanics and kinematics under various simulated surgical conditions. Our advanced multi-segment finite element analysis model provides a tool for predicting the performance of spinal implants.