LIFE SPINE ANNOUNCES FIRST CLINICAL USE OF TiBOW™ MIS TLIF EXPANDABLE SPACER SYSTEM
Huntley, IL, August 8, 2017
Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders announced today the first clinical uses of TiBOW MIS TLIF Expandable Spacer System featuring Osseo-Loc™ Surface Technology with Dr. James Lynch of Reno, Nevada, and Dr. John Anson of Las Vegas, Nevada.
TiBOW joins Life Spine’s extensive portfolio of micro invasive and expandable products cleared by the FDA. The system allows for in-situ expansion for increased endplate coverage and stability, for minimally invasive TLIF and oblique approaches. With multiple Lordotic options, TiBOW provides the surgeon the ability to restore normal sagittal alignment while building upon Life Spine’s commitment of offering ground-breaking procedural solutions.
TiBOW MIS TLIF Expandable Spacer System features the innovative surface technology, Osseo-Loc, which creates a geometric surface architecture that provides an osteophylic environment, documented for the recruitment of bone building cells (osteoblasts) on titanium implants1.
“Life Spine has set out to build an expandable product platform that reflects many of the unmet needs of its surgeon customers, as well as challenges associated with micro invasive TLIF procedures” John Anson M.D. of the Spine and Brain Institute noted. “The design of this system addresses common challenges associated with narrow TLIF devices by providing an expandable footprint and unimpeded graft aperture. I believe TiBOW is a safe and effective option for my patients, while potentially offering less pain and the ability to return to work faster.”
About Life Spine
Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information, please visit: http://www.lifespine.com.
Life Spine is a registered trademark.
1K.Kieswetter, Z. Schwartz, T. W. Hummert, D. L. Cochran, J. Simpson and B. D. Boyan
“Surface roughness modulates the local production of growth factors by osteoblast-like MG-62 cells” The Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (1996): Web.