Healthcare Industry News:  lumbar interbody fusion 

Devices Neurosurgery Orthopaedic

 News Release - October 7, 2008

Life Spine Announces Launch of APEX

New anterior lumbar interbody fusion system offers multi-procedural surgical solutions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 7 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Life Spine, a rapidly growing spinal implant company, announces the launch of APEX(TM), a comprehensive system that can be used for anterior, antero-lateral and lateral fusion procedures. The versatile instrumentation and flexibility of the Apex system allows surgeons to match the surgical approach to the specific pathology of the patient. In addition, Apex incorporates the following features:

-- Comprehensive Anatomic Size Offering

-- Innovative Graft Window Design

-- Color-Coded Instrumentation and Implants

-- Implants Manufactured from Invibio® PEEK-Optima®

Michael S. Butler, Life Spine's president and CEO, said, "The Apex system is the first of many launches that will allow Life Spine to compete in the anterior lumbar fusion space. We are excited about the Apex product line because it provides surgeons another option to better serve their patients, while staying true to the company's commitment of providing innovative products that focus on efficiency in the operating room."

Life Spine has been on a rapid pace in achieving regulatory approvals, receiving nearly twenty separate 510(k) approvals from the FDA for new products in the past two years.

Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. For more information, please visit

Source: Life Spine

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