SurGenTec has announced the successful completion of the initial clinical launch of its new GraftGun bone graft delivery system combined with ViBone Viable Bone Matrix prefilled tubes. This early evaluation of the combined products was focused in the Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery field.
Earlier this year, SurGenTec and Aziyo Biologics joined forces to bring the first preloaded MIS viable bone matrix cartridges to market for use in orthopaedic and spine surgery. SurGenTec is the manufacturer of the GraftGun bone graft delivery system while Aziyo is the manufacturer of ViBone, a next generation viable bone graft.
“The primary goal of our partnership with Aziyo is to provide surgeons with a high-quality viable bone matrix product with shorter thaw times and no mix requirements while also eliminating the need for a cumbersome funnel-based fill process,” said Travis Greenhalgh, chief executive officer of SurGenTec. “We are thrilled with the feedback from the initial clinical experience of surgeons and operating room staff which has been overwhelmingly positive. Our goal is to now expand promotion and usage of the combined products into more regions within the USA.”
Kris Parchuri, DO of Spine & Orthopaedic Specialists in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, said, “I have been able to decrease OR time and deliver a quality bone graft for my patients. This combination makes it easy for the operating room staff and provides more control with less wasted bone graft.”
Shawn Hermenau, MD of the Desert Spine Institute in Yuma, Arizona, USA, stated, “The GraftGun MIS system with ViBone allows me to access collapsed disc spaces and confidently deliver the quantity of bone graft to actually fill the entire disc space. The prefilled ViBone cartridges definitely add to efficiency in the OR.”
The GraftGun MIS system prefilled with ViBone has now been used in a variety of procedures including spinal fusions, tibial plateau fractures, total joint revisions and Charcot joint procedures. Prefilled ViBone MIS cartridges are simply thawed for two minutes and then connected to the GraftGun for ease of use. Once ViBone is opened in the operating room, it is delivered directly to the surgical site with precision and control. This innovative approach helps reduce the risk of surgical site contamination. The surgeon may also choose a variety of tip options to access tight spaces.