TITAN SPINE ADDS FIVE NEW PATENTS TO INTERBODY FUSION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIO The Company Procured Thirteen Interbody Fusion Patents During 2013
MEQUON, Wis.- Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has been awarded five new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These patents relate to the unique design of the company’s Endoskeleton® line of interbody devices as well as various aspects of composite devices featuring a combination of metal and polymer materials, such as polyetheretherketone (PEEK). Titan Spine now has over forty patents in their portfolio and currently under review.
"The addition of these thirteen patents in 2013 exemplifies our continued commitment to protect and broaden our intellectual property in the interbody fusion space," commented Kevin Gemas, President for Titan Spine. "Several of these new patents extend to composite interbody device constructed entirely of titanium. We made the decision to include them as part of our comprehensive IP approach."
Chad Patterson, Director of Product Development and Operations for Titan Spine, added, "All of our current and pending patents will continue to bolster our position among the ever expanding number of companies that are beginning to realize the importance of surface technology. Our goal is to aid in faster patient recovery through advanced surface technology, implant design, and surgical technique methods."
Titan Spine's proprietary surface technology has been shown to promote a superior osteogenic environment when compared to smooth titanium or PEEK. This surface technology, which contains topographies at the macro, micro, and sub-micron levels, is featured on the company's line of Endoskeleton® interbody devices for the cervical and lumbar spine. An additional aspect of the Endoskeleton® design that is covered by one of these new patents is the presence of transverse and anterior/posterior windows optimized for strength, visualization of bone graft integration and loading of bone graft for improved fusion.
About Titan Spine
Titan Spine, LLC is a surface technology company focused on the design and manufacture of interbody fusion devices for the spine. The company is committed to advancing the science of surface engineering to enhance the treatment of various pathologies of the spine that require fusion. Titan Spine, located in Mequon, Wisconsin and Laichingen, Germany, markets a full line of Endoskeleton® interbody devices featuring its proprietary textured surface through its sales force and a network of independent distributors. To learn more, visit www.titanspine.com.
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