PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Precision Spine Inc., recently announced it has entered into a new development agreement with Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D. and the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers in Metairie, LA, to design a cervical disc replacement device for the spine. The Design Team will focus on a motion preserving design that will better replicate natural spinal function for the patient.
“I look forward to bringing the resources of our Fellowship, with a wealth of experience in motion preservation technologies, and leveraging that extensive background in a collaboration with the engineering team at Precision Spine. This project has the potential to fundamentally advance the design and function of spinal implants.”
Steven Cook, PhD., Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the Fellowship, stated, “I look forward to bringing the resources of our Fellowship, with a wealth of experience in motion preservation technologies, and leveraging that extensive background in a collaboration with the engineering team at Precision Spine. This project has the potential to fundamentally advance the design and function of spinal implants.”
“This new collaboration with the Fellowship reinforces the ongoing commitment of Precision Spine to advancing spinal technologies and improving outcomes and quality of life for patients,” stated Rich Dickerson, President of Precision Spine. “We anticipate that Dr. Cook’s involvement in this project from the outset will positively impact the goal of developing a device that offers preservation of natural motion in the cervical spine, allowing patients to retain function while reducing pain. Precision Spine is proud of its ongoing commitment to research and development aimed at bringing surgeons new and progressive spine treatment modalities that increase their viable patient care options.”
Dr. Cook is Executive Director and Chief Scientist at the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers in Metairie, Louisiana. His major areas of research interest are Spine Devices, Spine Motion Preservation, Biological Attachment Mechanisms, Mechanics and Histology of Implant Interfaces, and other related fields. He sits on the editorial boards of several notable clinical journals, including Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Journal of Oral Implantology, Medical Design and Material and The Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Cook is currently a Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, and held the position of Lee C. Schlesinger Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane University from 1992 through 2006. He has over 200 published clinical papers to his credit.
About Precision Spine
Precision Spine, Inc., is a privately held company headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, with manufacturing facilities in Pearl, Mississippi. Precision Spine is dedicated to providing innovative, quality spine products that are designed to help treat serious medical conditions in a cost effective manner. For more information, visit www.precisionspineinc.com.
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