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Alphatec launches spinal bridge

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Firm announces availability of its 510(k)-cleared Cross Link adjustable bridge spinal implant on July 18. The device, which Alphatec acquired through a distribution agreement with Sea Spine, will be marketed for use in combination with the firm's Zodiac polyaxial pedical screws. Alphatec went public in June, to compete with Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Abbott in the almost $3 bil. spinal fusion market (1"The Gray Sheet" July 17, 2006, p. 9)...

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