First Surgical Implant of ZIP MIS Interspinous Implant Performed
Aurora Spine Corporation (TSXV: ASG) announced today that the first European surgical implant of the company's ZIP™ MIS Interspinous Implant was performed at the Casa di Cura Rugani, in Sienna Italy. The procedure was performed by Professor Dr. Daniel Cabezas, an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in Nurse School Fatebenefratelli at University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
"We are pleased to begin commercialization of the Aurora ZIP™ MIS Interspinous Fusion System in Europe and would like to thank Dr. Daniel Cabezas for performing the procedure", said Trent J. Northcutt, President and CEO of Aurora Spine Corporation. "Over the remainder of the year we will train additional spine surgeons on our technology, which will support a broader launch in Europe beginning in 2014. We passionately believe the ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion Systems represents a significant opportunity to provide a better spinal fusion option for doctors, hospital systems and patients globally, and that it will be a growth driver for the Company".
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