Spinal implant manufacturer CoreLink has acquired Expanding Orthopedics, an Israel-based developer of the FLXfit™ line of spinal devices. Terms were not disclosed.
CoreLink gains the FDA-cleared expanding, articulating FLXfit and FLXfit 15™ titanium TLIF interbody systems, as well as an array of patents and a development pipeline addressing expandable interbodies and spinal fusion. The assets will be combined with CoreLink's in-house design and manufacturing capabilities; the company internally manufactures >99% of its own portfolio.
First procedures using the FLXfit™ expandable interbody cage occurred in France and the U.S. in 2014.
CoreLink will provide support for existing users of both FLXfit systems and will pursue a full commercial re-launch in 3Q18.
Sources: CoreLink LLC; ORTHOWORLD Inc.
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