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Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Implants 1st Contact(R) Anterior Lumbar Plate

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 General News J E 4
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Pioneer Receives Favorable Results from 1st Surgeries

MARQUETTE, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. recently announced the full launch of its Contact Anterior Lumbar Plate (ALP). This plate provides a one-step locking mechanism along with back-out protection and controlled screw toggle. Since its launch, Pioneer implanted their first plate on February 24th and to date are currently ahead of their schedule.

Dr. Thomas Highland from Boone Hospital, one of the plate developers, responded after his first surgery with the product, "We knocked it out of the park with these changes, especially the Inserter and Push Pins."

This plate was designed for optimum synergy with the Pioneer Contact PEEK Anterior Interbody Spacer.

About Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

PioneerŽ Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm founded in 1992. Pioneer's focus on innovation has resulted in over 130 U.S. and foreign patents, with numerous patents pending. The company has a comprehensive portfolio of orthopedic, spine and biologic systems. Pioneer entered the orthobiologics market with two acquisitions in 2007. Our Orthopaedic, Spine, and Biologic Divisions produce state of the art, cost-effective solutions for surgical procedures that have proven difficult or problematic for both surgeons and patients. Pioneer employs more than 270 people worldwide. For more information on Pioneer and its products visit www.pioneersurgical.com.

SOURCE Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

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