CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - March 19, 2014) - Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of its ZIP ULTRA™ Minimally Invasive Interspinous Fusion Implant in Poland. The surgery was performed by Prof, Jacek Kaczmarczyk at the Ortopedyczno-Rehabilitacyjny Szpital Kliniczny nr 4w Poznaniu, Poznań, Polska.
"We are pleased to begin commercialization of the Aurora ZIP™ MIS Interspinous Fusion System in Poland and would like to thank Viktor DEGI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY for performing the procedure", said Trent J. Northcutt, President and CEO of Aurora Spine Corporation. "We passionately believe the ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion Systems represents a significant opportunity to provide a better spinal fusion option for doctors, hospital systems and patients globally. The success of our screw-less spine procedure is a testament to our laser focus on disruptive technology and our commitment to - Simplifying the Complex".
This surgery is part of Aurora's continuing efforts to expand the use of its MIS device in Europe. Aurora's technology enables surgeons to expand patient selection, treat a wide range of spinal disorders and drive the shift toward minimally invasive techniques.
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Aurora Spine is an early stage company focused on bringing new solutions to the spinal implant market through a series of innovative, minimally invasive, regenerative spinal implant technologies.
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