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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION & UPDATE
GS Medical announced the launch of its AnyPlus Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion (ACIF) implant and its AnyPlus Dual-Lead Pedicle Screw System. The company is seeking distributor partnership opportunities and is currently focused on spinal products spanning lumbar, thoracic and cervical applications.
Paragon 28 launched its Gorilla Medial Column Plating System for Charcot and midfoot reconstruction. The system offers 36 titanium plating options to address variations in patient anatomy and levels of deformity, and all plates accept both R3CON and TuffNeck screws.
Paragon 28 launched its PRESERVE HammerGraft System, aseptically-processed allograft implants for the treatment of hammertoe deformity. The system includes four allograft implants in 2.3 and 2.8mm straight and angled formats, harvested from the cortical rim of the tibia or femur. Aseptic processing is used to avoid the potential reduction of osteoinductivity and structural fatigue that may occur from bleaching. The system also includes dense cancellous spacers that are designed to fit over the HammerGraft.
Xtant Medical appointed Carl O'Connell as its permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 17th, 2017. Mr. O'Connell previously served as president of Xtant since October of 2016 and was appointed as interim CEO on January 21st, 2017. Prior to Xtant, Mr. O'Connell served as Vice President Global Marketing- Extremities for Wright Medical.
Active Implants appointed Ted David as company President Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Mr. Davis will succeed Henry Kylce, who will continue his role as Chairman of the Board.
Prior to Active Implants, Mr. Davis served as CEO of MicroPort Orthopedics and President of its predecessor, Wright Medical Technology's global OrthoRecon division, from 2012 through 2015. Before joining Wright Medical, Mr. Davis served on the boards of multiple biotechnology and medical device companies.
Wenzel Spine completed its acquisition of OsteoMed's PrimaLOK SP Interspinous Fusion System and PrimaLOK FF Facet Fixation System.
The patented PrimaLOK SP and FF platforms include a polyaxial interspinous process device and percutaneous facet screw system which is designed for minimally invasive surgical treatments for lumbar spinal disorders. The systems are designed to provide surgeons an expanded MIS solution when used in with Wenzel Spine's Varilift-LX, a stand-alone, expandable fusion device.
This transaction expands Wenzel Spine's product portfolio and will supplement the company's efforts to strengthen its development pipeline of minimally invasive surgical products. The company has completed a limited US release of the PrimaLOK SP & FF Systems and plants to offer wide US release in the second quarter of 2017.
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION & UPDATE
K2M launched its Balance ACS (BACS), a platform that applies 3-D solutions across the entire clinical care continuum to help drive quality outcomes for spine patients. The system aims to provide solutions focused on each anatomical vertebral segment with a 360-degree approach of the axial, coronal and sagittal planes. BACS includes insurance preauthorization tools, preoperative planning, 3-D anatomical modeling and postoperative reporting to facilitate quality outcomes. The company will also use predicitve analytics to aid in surgeon decision making and individualized care solutions for patients.
Nanovis launched its FortiCore PLIF, a pourous titanium scaffold interdigitated with a PEEK core, and announced implantation of the 2,000th FortiCore implant. ForiCore TLIF and PLIF implants are designed with deeply-porous titanium scaffolds to contract the endplate, with a radiolucent PEEK core injection-molded into the bottom of the scaffold. The systems are available with MIS or open instrumentation.