CTL Amedica Corporation has been granted an official patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a screw offset blocking mechanism, which has been designed for and implemented in the company’s MONET Anterior Cervical Fusion System.
CTL Amedica plans to implement the blocking mechanism in future cervical and lumbar plating systems. The US Patent for the offset blocking mechanism—number 10,543,101—was issued on 28 January 2020.
“Cervical surgeries make up more than half of all spine surgeries worldwide, and integrated technologies continue to flourish throughout the entire orthopaedic implant sector, so we’re particularly pleased to announce this new patent. The blocking technology can be utilised in current and future products and may have licensing possibilities down-the-road,” says Daniel Chon, CTL Amedica Corporation president and CEO. “Due to its fundamental application throughout the entire orthopaedic fixation arena, screw blocking technology is one of the most competitive and intellectually protected areas of medical device development today.“
The cervical area refers to the seven vertebral segments in the spine that make up the neck and connect the brain to the spinal cord. The newly patented, offset screw blocking mechanism can be found in the FDA-approved, integrated MONET Anterior Cervical Fusion System, which features both titanium and PEEK cage options. The
MONET also features integrated, anterior plating options, including low-profile, four-screw configurations, as well as zero-profile, two-screw assemblies. These construct options provide surgeons with the true intra-operative flexibility required to accommodate each patient’s individual anatomy.