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SeaSpine Announces Full Commercial Launch of The NorthStar OCT Posterior Cervical Fixation System


SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced the full commercial launch of its NorthStar OCT Posterior Cervical Fixation System. The launch of NorthStar OCT represents the Company’s first full commercial introduction of a new posterior cervical system since 2007 and provides a differentiated and more robust product offering to address a market segment that SeaSpine estimates to exceed $250 million in the United States alone.

NorthStar OCT was designed to expand versatility, offering both clinical and economical efficiencies, and brings to market an innovative and elegant option to treat a wide range of patient pathologies, including complex cervicothoracic deformity. The system’s novel instrumentation and anatomically designed implants provide a safe and effective solution designed to improve surgical flow when navigating through complex procedures.   Some of the more differentiated features include shingled occipital plates with variable screws and a novel drill and screw guide that provides improved access during occipital screw placement, high angulation screws that ease rod placement, and pedicle-specific screws with dual-lead threads.

“NorthStar OCT is a complete solution. The system is impressive, it provides thoughtful instrumentation that creates reproducible results and reduces redundancies. It manages to provide optimal ergonomic and tactile feedback, improving efficiency and safety in my cases,” stated David Ou-Yang, MD, Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics, Spine Division.

With this addition to the SeaSpine fixation portfolio, surgeons are now able to address pathology from the occiput to sacrum with full compatibility between the Mariner and NorthStar platforms.

“The full commercial launch of NorthStar OCT expands our best-in-class portfolio,” says Dennis Cirino, Senior Vice President, Global Spinal Systems. “NorthStar OCT seamlessly integrates with Mariner and 7D Flash™ Navigation System technology, capturing significant efficiencies and providing surgeons with the ultimate solution for their challenging posterior cervical procedures.”

Source: SeaSpine.

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