“Intervertebral fusion implants made from structural titanium (ST Line™) are designed to improve bone ingrowth and ongrowth” Alzenau (Germany) September 29, 2014 – SIGNUS Medizintechnik, the Germany
based developer and manufacturer of leading edge spinal implants, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to commercially release its MOBIS® II ST system, which is comprised of a line of structural titanium interbody devices placed through a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) approach. This new implant will join the previously cleared MOBIS® II PEEK implants which utilize the same instrumentation. The company plans to commercially release the product in the United States beginning in October 2014.
Uwe Siedler, President SIGNUS, said “We are all extremely pleased with this most recent FDA clearance, the first of many more to come, in our unique ST Line™. It heralds the first real advancement in this type of implant design and production. The ST Line™ implants have a 3-dimensional framework designed to improve the ingrowth and ongrowth of bone through the entire implant. MOBIS® II ST is actually 70% porous and allows intimate contact of bone not only on the surface of the implant but through it as well.”
Thomas Hoghaug, President SIGNUS Medical, LLC said “The introduction of the ST Line™ into the United States will provide spinal surgeons with a superior alternative to other titanium implants currently being marketed. The biocompatibility of titanium is long proven and to now offer an implant comprised mostly of an open lattice structure for bony incorporation, without sacrificing implant design and integrity, is extremely exciting.” Hoghaug further commented, “The implant, in addition to being manufactured from the advanced ST material, has improvements in design, access, placement and maneuverability over other traditional TLIF implants now commercially available. The entire MOBIS® II System includes a PEEK-OPTIMA® version as well, utilizing a single set of instruments, thus giving surgeons implant options based upon patient needs.”
For further information on MOBIS® II ST please visit: www.signus.com
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SIGNUS Medizintechnik supports surgeons and medical professionals by providing innovative and safe solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders – to give patients the best possible mobility in their daily routines. Commitment creates trust: Our years of experience and comprehensive expertise give us a clear understanding of the needs of medical experts and patients. This enables us to quickly transform new requirements into reliable, premium quality products. This has been our goal as a family-run company since 1994