Spinal Elements has announced that it will launch its Hero Allograft at the upcoming meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Dallas, Texas, (24–27 October).
Hero consists of various configurations of human allograft tissue including demineralised bone matrix (DBM) in paste or putty form, compressible cancellous blocks and strips, and structural grafts. These types of grafts are typically used in fusion procedures.
Spinal Elements chose to name its allograft tissue Hero to honour those whose donation made the tissue possible. The company announced that it will be donating its net proceeds from the sale of Hero Allograft to charities that benefit children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“We feel that the best way to pay respect to the donation of human tissue is to donate our efforts to get it to the patients who need it and to extend that gift to ailing children. We refer to that as honoring the gift and paying it forward,” said Todd Andres, CEO and co-founder of Spinal Elements.
To celebrate the introduction of the Hero Allograft, Spinal Elements will be hosting an evening event at the House of Blues in Dallas during the NASS meeting.