K2M to Feature First FDA-Cleared 3D-Printed Expandable Interbody System, Industry-Leading 3D-Printed Portfolio, & Balance ACS™ Platform at NASS 2017
LEESBURG, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M"), a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance™, today announced that it will showcase its comprehensive next-generation innovations—including the MOJAVE™ PL 3D Expandable Interbody System featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology™, its industry-leading 3D-printed portfolio, and Balance ACS™ (BACS™) platform—at Booth #509 at the 2017 North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, occurring October 25—28 in Orlando, FL. Favorable data on K2M's RHINE™ Cervical Disc System* and the PALO ALTO® Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System will be featured during scientific sessions on October 25.
"NASS is a perfect place to share, collaborate, and exchange K2M's latest advancements in spinal surgery," said K2M Chairman, President, and CEO Eric Major. "This year, K2M is pleased to feature our MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System—the world's first and only FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable fusion device—as well as our differentiated product portfolio consisting of our industry-leading 3D-printed solutions and Balance ACS platform. We are committed to developing next-generation technologies and strive to elevate recognition of Total Body Balance as essential to surgical success."
K2M to Exhibit Next-Generation Innovations and Balance ACS Platform
During the meeting, Major and other members of the executive team will be onsite to showcase K2M's differentiated spinal technologies, including the Company's latest offerings and industry-leading, 3D-printed Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology portfolio of products.
- MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System: A first-to-market, FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable posterior-lumbar (PL) interbody system, designed to allow for independent adjustment of the anterior and posterior height, that features K2M's Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology.
- PALO ALTO Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System: The first and only static corpectomy cage in the world to receive a cervical 510(k) clearance from the FDA.
- EVEREST® Minimally Invasive XT Spinal System: A comprehensive system that incorporates EVEREST screw technology with metal extensions for minimally invasive rod delivery and reduction. A low-profile XTower™ sleeve enables intraoperative functionality as an extended tab or rigid tower system based on surgeon preference.
- YUKON™ OCT Spinal System: An advanced system aimed at facilitating fusion with posterior fixation in the occipito-cervico-thoracic regions of the spine with the goal of helping to achieve three-dimensional spinal balance.
K2M will also feature its Balance ACS platform, which provides solutions focused on achieving balance of the spine by addressing each anatomical vertebral segment with a 360-degree approach to the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, emphasizing Total Body Balance as an important component of surgical success. K2M will demo the BACS System—which includes BACS Preauthorization, BACS Surgical Planner, BACS Anatomical Models, and BACS Data Management—and the BACS app, a convenient portal for surgeons to access the BACS System.
The Company will host a BACS reception on Thursday, October 26, featuring discussions by Dr. Pierce Nunley and Dr. Kornelis Poelstra from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howl at the Moon (8815 International Drive, Orlando, FL).
Favorable Data Supporting K2M's Spinal Solutions to Be Presented
Favorable data on K2M's RHINE Cervical Disc System* will be presented during a scientific session entitled: "Biomechanical Assessment of Viscoelastic Cervical Disc Prosthesis in One- and Two- Level Constructs." The session will be held on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:17 to 2:23 p.m. in room WF1. The RHINE Cervical Disc* is K2M's next-generation cervical artificial disc replacement featuring proprietary molding technology designed to minimize wear between the polymer core and metal endplates.
Richard Guyer, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, and lead author of the RHINE study said, "This study shows that the next-generation one-piece viscoelastic disc has the ability to maintain a motion segment's normal COR (center axis of rotation) even if placed in a less than ideal position**."
Further, the PALO ALTO Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System will be featured in a scientific session entitled: "Cardinal Spine, LLC: ACCF: 30-Month Follow-Up on C-VBR." The session will be facilitated by Frank P. Castro Jr., MD, on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:29 to 2:35 p.m. in room W230CD.
*This product is intended for export and is not sold or offered for sale in the United States.
**Based on mechanical testing. May not represent clinical results.
K2M Group Holdings, Inc. is a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance. Since its inception, K2M has designed, developed, and commercialized innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most complicated spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies into Balance ACS, a platform of products, services, and research to help surgeons achieve three-dimensional spinal balance across the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, with the goal of supporting the full continuum of care to facilitate quality patient outcomes. The Balance ACS platform, in combination with the Company's technologies, techniques and leadership in the 3D-printing of spinal devices, enable K2M to compete favorably in the global spinal surgery market. For more information, visit www.K2M.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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