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Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Acquires worldwide marketing and distribution rights to the LIFEC (lumbar intersomatic fusion expandable cage) from Uchaux, France-based Procept S.A. A key advantage of the system, the firm says, is its ability to progressively expand to provide a "strong bone to cage interface, virtually eliminating any migration risk, while simulating the spine's normal lordosis." Available in three sizes, the cylindrical-shaped cage is comprised of lightweight, biocompatible titanium, the company explains, noting that the inner volume allows "more bone graft." The device is available outside the U.S.; Advanced Spine plans to pursue FDA approval. The company currently offers the Varigrip spinal implant system, Varifix pedicle bone screw system and Sandal with Anchor sacral spine implants

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