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 News Release - October 23, 2007

Spinal Elements, Inc. Introduces Mercury(TM) Spinal System for Spine Fusion Surgery

New Spine Fusion System Offers a Faster, Less Invasive Procedure

AUSTIN, Texas--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Spinal Elements, Inc. today introduced at the National Association of Spine Surgeons (NASS) 2007 annual meeting the Mercury™ Spinal System that offers surgeons a faster and less invasive spine fusion procedure.

The Mercury Spinal Implant System is top loading and employs an innovative low-torque locking mechanism that eliminates the need for cumbersome locking nuts. The Mercury Spinal System utilizes a patent-pending, hinged locking cap that locks securely and easily with only a quarter turn. The cannulated Mercury Spinal System is expected to win wide adoption for minimally invasive spine fusions.

FDA Clearance

The Mercury Spinal System received FDA Clearance on October 12, 2007 “The Mercury Spinal System has been designed to enable faster minimally invasive procedures that provides benefits to the patient and surgeon” said Todd Andres, president and CEO of Spinal Elements.

Spinal Elements, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, is a spine technology company with unique spinal implant technologies that are marketed throughout the US. The addition of the Mercury system broadens the Spinal Elements’ product line to enable the company to access more than 90 percent of the spinal fusion market. Spinal Elements is focused on developing innovative fusion and spine motion preservation technologies. Spinal Elements is developing the Zyre™ facet augmentation device designed to relieve facet joint pain. The worldwide spinal instrumentation market is currently valued at over $5 billion and growing at a rate in excess of 20% annually.

Additional information is available on the company website at

Source: Spinal Elements

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