Innovasive™ Granted FDA Clearance for DualX™ Expanding Interbody Spinal Device

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The DualX device expands in both width and height providing a stable foundation for spinal fusion.

Innovasive, a privately-held spinal device company, focuses on developing and commercializing minimally-invasive, innovative spinal technologies. Today, Innovasive announced that they have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market their DualX technology, a titanium, dual expanding, interbody device for spinal fusion procedures in the lumbar spine.

“DualX is a unique expandable interbody that expands in two independent directions,” explained Andy Choi, Chief Executive Officer, Innovasive, Inc. “First, it expands laterally to provide a wide base for stability and spinal support. DualX then expands vertically with lordosis to aide in the restoration of sagittal alignment of the lumbar spine.”

The DualX technology is comprised of a family of titanium expandable interbody devices designed to be used in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) spinal procedures. The product portfolio contains varying footprints, heights and degrees of lordosis with post-expansion bone grafting to provide a customized anatomical fit for a clinically successful fusion environment.

“The ability of DualX to provide expansion in two planes is essential for achieving a successful surgical outcome. DualX accomplishes the goals of creating a biomechanically stable environment for spinal fusion, as well as supporting normal sagittal and coronal alignment; both of which are essential factors for restoring optimal spinal balance. These critical factors will help spine surgeons achieve the primary goals of performing surgeries that lead to successful, minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures.” said, Jeffrey Roh, MD, MBA, MSc, Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, WA.

“We are excited to receive FDA clearance and look forward to a successful product launch in the near future,” said Mr. Choi. DualX will be available for implantation in spinal fusion procedures before the end of this year.

About Innovasive 
Innovasive, Inc. is a privately-held spinal device company located in Mission Viejo, CA. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing innovative, minimally-invasive technologies for spine surgery. Innovasive is a portfolio company of IntuitiveX, a life science innovation incubator.

SOURCE: Oct 31, 2018 –

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