i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft is the only osteobiologic that combines a small bioactive peptide, P-15, which replicates the cell-binding domain of human type I collagen, with an anorganic bone mineral (ABM). The unique combination creates a surface bound mechanism of action, which provides a microenvironment capable of supporting cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation that enhances the body’s natural bone healing process [1-2].
Unlike engineered growth factors, i-FACTOR Bone Graft is not a morphogen and, being surface-bound, all cellular activity resulting from P-15 attachment is restricted to the implant surface so bone cannot grow where it doesn’t belong (ectopic bone growth). i-FACTOR provides a mechanism of action that is safe and predictable.
i-FACTOR Bone Graft is an advanced biologic that is supported with level I evidence, satisfies the highest regulatory imperatives, and provides a better cost/benefit ratio than engineered growth factors and cellular (stem cell) allografts.
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2. Pountos I, Panteli M, Lampropoulos A, Jones E, Calori GM, and Giannoudis PV. The role of peptides in bone healing and regeneration: a systematic review. BMC Med. 2016;14:103.