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December 10, 2015 12:18 ET

Fiagon Partners With joimax to Combine Surgical Navigation and Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - DWG German Spine Meeting, Frankfurt - The German Fiagon AG, Henningsdorf/Berlin, a medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative surgical navigation systems including flexible instruments, and the German company joimax® GmbH, Karlsruhe, developer and manufacturer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery, announced their partnership today during the DWG German Spine Congress in Frankfurt, Germany.

Fiagon develops its surgical navigation systems using the latest generation of proprietary "FlexSensor" electromagnetic-based navigation technology. Together, the joimax and Fiagon technologies, named the joimax Intracs® system (Intraoperative navigation, tracking and control system), powered by Fiagon, will provide physicians greater confidence in instrument placement during spinal procedures. The navigation system is ready-to-run within a few minutes, smart, safe and very precise. In the last several years, Fiagon, along with world-renowned physicians, has changed the standard in spine navigation with its electromagnetic-based navigation technology. This unique technology has already been used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery.

joimax is the leading developer and provider of complete systems for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery. With TESSYS® (transforaminal), iLESSYS® (interlaminar), CESSYS® (cervical), intENTS® (nucleotherapy), Multiuse RT (e.g. for rhizotomy) and now the endoscopic-assisted fusion program, EndoLIF® and Percusys® are proven endoscopic and endoscopic-assisted systems that together cover a variety of indications. Whether herniated disc, stenosis, pain therapy or spinal stabilization treatment, surgeons operate through small incisions under local or full anaesthetic via tissue and muscle-sparing corridors -- through natural openings -- into the spinal canal (e.g. intervertebral foramen, the "Kambin triangle").

"With the joimax Intracs system, powered by Fiagon, joimax is able to offer its new technologies to the broad spine community. In the future, we will be able to treat more patients with different endoscopic systems because of the electromagnetic navigation technology developed with Fiagon," comments Wolfgang Ries, CEO and founder of joimax.

"Our system has been designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. The result is a system that is tailor-made for the physician while providing the best possible accuracy, precision and confidence. The combination of joimax and Fiagon technology is a win-win for physicians and patients," said Dr. Timo Kruger, CEO at Fiagon.

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