K2M Debuts Next Generation Biomaterial at 2009 Spine Arthroplasty Society Meeting
LEESBURG, VA … April 29, 2009 – K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, today announced the debut of a breakthrough injectable polymer technology at the 9th Annual Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS) Meeting in London, England. Preliminary testing indicates the polymer may have many different applications for treating a variety of spinal disorders.
K2M obtained the worldwide exclusive rights for all spinal applications of this material through an agreement with Promethean Surgical Devices, Inc. (PSD) in November 2008. In furtherance of K2M’s goal to be a market leader in the complex spine market, the injectable polymer will serve as a platform for the development of new implantable technologies. The material has demonstrated unique properties that could lead to the development of a new treatment modality and earlier intervention to address multiple pathologies, such as spinal nucleus replacement, or micro-access surgical approaches for annular decompression and repair.
“K2M is excited to be a part of the rapidly expanding biomaterials sector of the spine industry that has the potential to radically improve surgery outcome by providing technologies for earlier patient intervention,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “The debut of this injectable polymer reaffirms K2M’s commitment to our new Biomaterials R&D Division and demonstrates investment in our near and long term pipeline of differentiated technologies.”
K2M, Inc. is an innovative spinal device company committed to the research, development, and commercialization of simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures. Chief Medical Officer, Chairman and co-founder, Dr. John Kostuik, former Chief of Spine Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, drives K2M’s commitment to redefining the market. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in providing unique technologies for the treatment of deformity, degenerative, trauma, and tumor spinal patients. K2M’s complete portfolio of next generation products includes: spinal stabilization systems, minimally invasive systems, and other advancing technologies such as motion preservation, annular repair, and nucleus replacement. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.
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