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 News Release - October 10, 2018

SpineEX(R) Announces FDA Clearance of Sagittae(R) Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SpineEX, Inc., a medical device company that aims to provide innovative and minimally invasive implants, high-value disposables and instrumentation for spinal fusion surgeries, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Sagittae lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) device.

The LLIF procedure uses minimally invasive techniques that approach the spine from the side of the patient, allowing for a larger implant footprint, and less disruption to lower back muscles as compared to other approaches, which results in less blood loss and faster recovery.

Sagittae is a personalized, adjustable expandable LLIF device designed to minimize impaction, maximize indirect decompression, and provide a large graft space optimal for lumbar fusion procedures. It is designed for up to 8mm of continuous in situ expansion, with up to 30° of continuous in situ lordotic adjustment. The large single graft chamber can be filled with bone graft material after insertion and adjustment to ensure even contact with both vertebral endplates.

The ability to personalize the device to each patient's needs provides restorative independent height and lordotic angle with proper anatomical fit. Available in five sizes, all with independent parallel height or lordotic profiles, Sagittae provides several options for surgeons to address optimal sagittal balance, while minimizing burdensome implant inventory traditionally required for each procedure.

"Sagittae is a personalized, expandable spinal implant with intra-operative adjustability ability for any height and any lordotic angle needed in a patient's specific anatomy. This new lateral cage minimizes the need to forcefully impact the cage into the disc space," said Roy Chin, Executive Chairman and CEO of SpineEX.

Indications for Use

The SpineEX Sagittae Lateral Lumber Interbody Fusion Devices are indicated for interbody fusion in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one or two contiguous levels from L2 to S1. DDD is defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies. These DDD patients may also have up to Grade I spondylolisthesis or retrolisthesis at the involved level(s). These patients should be skeletally mature and have completed six months of non-operative treatment. Supplemental fixation is required with SpineEX Sagittae Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices. Additionally, the SpineEX devices are intended to be used with autogenous and/or allogenic bone graft comprised of cancellous and/or corticocancellous bone graft to facilitate fusion. These devices are intended to be used with supplemental fixation systems that have been cleared for use in the lumbosacral spine (e.g. posterior pedicle screw and rod systems, anterior plate systems, and anterior screw and rod systems). Hyperlordotic interbody devices (=20° lordosis) must be used with at least anterior supplemental fixation.

About SpineEX, Inc.

SpineEX is a medical device company that is focused on providing minimally invasive implants, high-value disposables and instrumentation for spinal fusion surgeries.

Source: SpineEX

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