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 News Release - July 24, 2007

Spinal Elements, Inc. Appoints Dale Binke Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran Brings 21 Years of Medical Implant Technology Experience

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Spinal Elements, Inc., a private spinal implant technology company, today announced it has named Dale Binke Vice President of Sales effective immediately. Binke will manage worldwide sales and distribution for the company.

"We are thrilled to have Dale join the Spinal Elements team," said Todd Andres, CEO. "Dale's significant record of accomplishments and background in spine and neurosurgery implant technology make him well suited for this position. He has the leadership skills and acumen to move Spinal Elements to new levels."

Binke brings 21 years of medical device experience to Spinal elements. He previously held leading sales positions at Medtronic. Most recently, he served as sales director of Medtronic's CRDM business, which includes pacemakers and defibrillators.

For twelve years, Binke managed sales for Medtronic's neurological business unit. He led a team that developed a marketplace for emerging technologies for patients suffering from spinal and neurological disorders. He also served as Director of Sales, Medtronic MiniMed and Global Director of Business Development, Medtronic Neurological.

"I am excited to be a part of Spinal Elements," said Binke. "Spinal Elements is the leader in unique, innovative technologies that offer superior solutions to the problems of spinal disorders."

Binke holds a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Spinal Elements is a spinal implant technology company founded in 2003. Spinal Elements markets a broad and increasing array of spinal implant products including the Mosaic(TM) Spinal Implant System, the Atomic® Anterior Cervical Plate, and a full line of PEEK-OPTIMA® VBRs. Spinal Elements is also developing the Zyre(TM) Facet Augmentation System to treat chronic facet joint pain.


Source: Spinal Elements

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