ulrich medical USA®Announces Market Entry and First Global Implantation of New Generation Expandable Implant Technology
Unveiling: Solidity™ Vertebral Body Replacement Device For Complex Spine Applications
ST. LOUIS, MO (January 11, 2019) – ulrich medical USA, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing musculoskeletal implant technologies in the United States, announced today the market entry of a highly-anticipated, new generation vertebral body replacement device which is the company’s flagship technology in the U.S. spine implant market.
The Solidity Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) device received FDA clearance less than 60 days ago and the world’s first implantation of this titanium implant was performed in Palm Springs, California on December 28, 2018 by neurosurgeon Blake Berman, D.O., FACS, FACOS, Section Chief Division of Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, and Medical Director of the Spine Program at the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center.
Solidity VBR is the latest innovation to join a pristine portfolio of industry-leading spine implants at ulrich medical USA. Used for the surgical reconstruction of defects of the spine, the Solidity implant consists of a main center piece with 625 unique angulation plate configurations available in one optimized set. With only a few simple-to-use instruments, a wide range of implants can be used to match unique patient anatomy and restore height and sagittal balance for spinal correction.
“We are very pleased to release the Solidity VBR to the market in response to continued surgeon demand for additional corpectomy treatment options for their patients,” said Erika Laskey, Chief Commercial Officer, ulrich medical USA. “The Solidity product incorporates more than forty years of our unparalleled experience in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of expandable spine implant technologies worldwide.”
One of Solidity VBR’s distinct advantages is an innovative design that allows for Solidity angulation plates to be attached in a full 360° orientation on a Solidity center piece. This maximizes the range of device access to support any surgical approach. In addition, the angulation plates can be replaced or exchanged after a construct has been assembled, allowing surgeons to revise and fine-tune a construct as much as necessary to fit patient anatomy.
Following his initial procedure with Solidity, Dr. Berman said, “I am excited to be working with the technological leader in expandable vertebral body replacement devices on the development of the new Solidity device. Solidity provides surgeons with an excellent number of options to accommodate all surgical approaches and vertebral body replacement indications including trauma, tumor, and deformity while addressing the subtleties of each patient’s unique anatomy. In addition, surgeon application of this device is simple and secure, and it allows for complete assembly and disassembly of the implant and angulation plates for easy reconfiguration during surgery.”