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Devices Orthopaedic Neurosurgery

 News Release - October 25, 2007

Spinal Elements, Inc. Introduces the Mosaic(TM) Gun for use with the Mosaic Spinal Implant System

AUSTIN, Texas--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Spinal Elements™ today announced at the National Association of Spine Surgeons (NASS) 2007 annual meeting the introduction of the Mosaic™ Gun, an innovative instrument for insertion of the Mosaic Spinal Implant System. The new instrument enables both distraction of the vertebral bodies and insertion of the Mosaic implant. The Mosaic Gun actuates with a trigger to mechanically distract the vertebral bodies to the appropriate disc height according to the size of the Mosaic implant and the patient’s anatomy. The Mosaic gun then automatically places the implant into the disc space and releases the implant. The Mosaic Gun, as part of the Mosaic Spinal Implant System, offers surgeons a quicker and easier approach to an established spinal procedure.

The Mosaic Spinal Implant System permits screw fixation at locations both superior and inferior to the implant site, reducing the potential for implant displacement. The Mosaic implant is offered in three configurations to allow surgeons intraoperative flexibility to address the surgical conditions of the patient.. The implant is manufactured from PEEK-OPTIMA®, a radiolucent polymer. “The Mosaic Spinal Implant System enables improved surgical versatility, and reduced operating room time. This new technology and procedure offer a new standard of care.” reports Todd Andres, president and CEO of Spinal Elements.

Spinal Elements Inc., headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a spine technology company with unique spinal implant technologies that are marketed throughout the US. 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

PEEK-OPTIMA® is a registered trademark of Invibio, Ltd.

Source: Spinal Elements

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