IZI Medical has officially launched Vertefix HV Cement, a product which aims to address the need for real-time flow visualisation during cement injection for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures.
Greg Groenke, CEO of IZI Medical, said: “Our goal in developing Vertefix HV was to give physicians a better way to track and control where cement is flowing during their procedures. The introduction of variable-sized barium particles with high viscosity makes this possible, improving outcomes and safety for patients.”
The new Vertefix HV Cement with Insite tracking beads offers high viscosity and long working time say the Maryland, USA, based firm.
Jonathan Morris, a neuroradiologist in Rochester, USA, added: “Improved visualisation of cement has always been one of the goals to provide better safety with kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. If you can visualise the cement better it makes the procedure safer, so the improved visualization by having variable-size barium particles is really nice.”
“We worked with physicians to find out what would really help them in vertebral augmentation procedures. Their input was insightful, and we’re pleased with what we’ve been able to deliver with Vertefix HV,” said Jovie Soriano, SVP of marketing and business development at IZI Medical.