Expanding Orthopedics Inc (EOI), a medical device company focused on developing and commercialising expandable devices for spinal surgery, has been granted two additional patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO).
The patents cover elements of the company’s expandable cage technology.
The expandable cage market is developing fast. Over the past two months alone, K2M, SeaSpine and Life Spine have announced developments in their expandable cage portfolios.
Mark M Levy, an orthopaedic surgeon, founder and chief technology officer of EOI, says that the company’s “new patents recognise the innovation of our expandable cage technology and proprietary instruments”. He explains that “the company was founded on the principal of providing innovative, simple to use, products that will benefit both patients and surgeons. These new granted patents continue to fulfil our guiding principal with simple and cleaver instrumentation design and the addition of a new expandable platform, already in development, offering novel expanding mechanism and bone grafting solution as well as great versatility in the type of surgery approaches”.
EOI recently received CE marking for its expandable FLXfit 15 cage, which offers 15 degrees of lordosis.