SeaSpine® Announces Full Commercial Launch of Vu a∙POD™ Prime NanoMetalene® System

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced the full commercial launch of its Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System.

The Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System features a zero-profile, standalone anterior lumbar interbody device that can be configured in a variety of footprint and lordosis combinations to accommodate an individual patient’s pathology. The Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System offers multiple fixation options for maximum versatility and adds to SeaSpine’s growing portfolio of offerings featuring proprietary NanoMetalene technology.

“The new lordosis options enable me to better recreate the patient’s natural alignment. These features, particularly when combined with the NanoMetalene technology, should speed the healing process and improve long-term outcomes,” stated Dr. Nilesh Patel, an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, MI.

NanoMetalene interbody implants are designed to provide the benefits of a titanium surface while retaining the benefits associated with traditional PEEK devices, such as biocompatibility, a modulus of elasticity similar to bone, and excellent radiographic visibility for post-operative imaging. NanoMetalene describes a sub-micron layer of commercially pure titanium molecularly bonded to a PEEK-OPTIMA® polymer from INVIBIO®. It is applied in a proprietary, high-energy, low-temperature process that differs from other coating applications and maximizes implant surface area with titanium nanotopography.

Additionally, Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene implants are delivered individually sterile-packaged and ready-to-use. This packaging solution is designed to facilitate configurations tailored to address individual surgeon preferences, while simplifying hospital processing requirements and inventory management.

NanoMetalene, SeaSpine and the SeaSpine logo are registered trademarks of SeaSpine Orthopedics Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Vu a•POD Prime is a trademark of SeaSpine Orthopedics Corporation or its subsidiaries. PEEK-OPTIMA is a registered trademark of Invibio and is used by SeaSpine under license.

About SeaSpine
SeaSpine is a global medical technology company focused on the design, development and commercialization of surgical solutions for the treatment of patients suffering from spinal disorders. SeaSpine has a comprehensive portfolio of orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware solutions to meet the varying combinations of products that neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons need to perform fusion procedures on the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. SeaSpine’s orthobiologics products consist of a broad range of advanced and traditional bone graft substitutes and cellular grafts that are designed to improve bone fusion rates following a wide range of orthopedic surgeries, including spine, hip, and extremities procedures. SeaSpine’s spinal fusion hardware portfolio consists of an extensive line of products to facilitate spinal fusion in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), complex spine, deformity and degenerative procedures. Expertise in both orthobiologic sciences and spinal fusion hardware product development allows SeaSpine to offer our surgeon customers a differentiated portfolio and a complete solution to meet their fusion requirements. SeaSpine currently markets its products in the United States and in over 30 countries worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements
SeaSpine cautions you that statements included in this news release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the versatility of the Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System; its ability to better recreate patient anatomy; the benefits of NanoMetalene technology and products; the benefits of sterile-packaged products; and whether new lordosis options, alone or when combined with NanoMetalene, will speed the healing process and improve long-term outcomes. Among the factors that could cause or contribute to material differences between the Company’s actual results and the expectations indicated by the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties that include, but are not limited to: surgeons’ willingness to continue to use the Company’s existing products and to adopt its newly launched products; the ability of newly launched products, including the Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System, to perform as designed and to meet clinical needs when implanted in patients; the lack of clinical validation of newly launched products, including the Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System; the Company’s ability to invest adequately in the commercialization of its products, including new products such as the Vu a•POD Prime NanoMetalene System, and the risk of excess inventory in the event demand for new products is less than the Company’s expectations; the risk of supply shortages, including as a result of the Company’s dependence on a limited number of third-party suppliers for components and raw materials, or otherwise; other difficulties and delays in launching new products; the inability to apply NanoMetalene technology consistently and reproducibly; the risk that the Company’s products do not demonstrate adequate safety or efficacy, independently or relative to competitive products, to support expected levels of demand or pricing, including in ongoing and future studies, the outcomes of which inherently are uncertain; and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in the Company’s news releases and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date when made. SeaSpine does not intend to revise or update any forward-looking statement set forth in this news release to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date hereof, except as may be required by law.

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