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Atlas Spine Launches Stature(TM) Vertebral Body Replacement System

Friday, May 23, 2008 General News J E 4
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JUPITER, Fla., May 22 Atlas Spine, Inc., a spinaltechnology development company whose focus is on fusion and non-fusionproducts, announced today the national launch of the STATURE Vertebral BodyReplacement System. The STATURE VBR is a radiolucent MIS compatible spacersystem designed to utilize a self-distracting technique in the treatment ofvarious pathologies of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

"After significant developmental work and clinical evaluation, it isrewarding to see the enthusiasm towards STATURE by an increasing group ofclinicians. Their feedback and support drives our confidence in STATURE'sperformance as its use multiplies in surgeries across the nation," says BartDoedens, President and CEO of Atlas Spine.

The STATURE VBR is an evolution in the PEEK spacer arena. Traditionallyspacer products have been met with the tedious challenges of implanting anappropriately sized device through a small access. Oftentimes thesechallenges require more aggressive methods with compromised results. TheSTATURE VBR's unique geometry and self-distracting capabilities overcome thesechallenges and allow the surgeon to more easily and effectively restore thenatural anatomic height and sagittal balance in severely compromised spaces.

The implants are manufactured from PEEK Optima(R), an implant gradematerial with biomechanical characteristics similar to that of naturalcortical bone. They are available in a variety of sizes and geometric optionsto accommodate the patient's specific anatomical requirements.

The STATURE system is complimented by the BACK-PAK(TM) DS Atlas Spine'scomprehensive disc preparation set. MIS compatible as well, the BACK-PAK DSincludes proprietary instruments designed to maximize proficiency and provideoptimum weight, balance, feel and control for surgeons.

Atlas Spine, headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, is a privately heldcompany whose core strength is the development and marketing of spinalinstruments and implants. Other products offered by Atlas Spine are: TheVERTEVIEW(TM) Cervical Plating System, and REBAR(TM) VBR. Atlas has alsoreceived 510(k) clearances for the APELO(TM) Pedicle Screw System, and REBARXL(TM) VBR scheduled for release in 2008.

To learn more about Atlas products please visit our website atwww.atlasspine.com or contact Bart Doedens, President/CEO (561)354-4301bdoedens@atlasspine.com.

STATURE, VERTEVIEW, REBAR, REBAR XL, APELO AND BACK-PAK, are trademarks ofAtlas Spine, Inc.

Optima is a registered trademark of Invibio

SOURCE Atlas Spine, Inc.
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