Band-LOK announced completion of the first spinal surgery using its pedicle-sparing polyester band technology, which is marketed through a licensing agreement with OrthoPediatrics.
Band-LOK band passage technology is designed to address a range of complex spinal pathologies for adults and children. Band-LOK was granted a U.S. patent for the technology in 4Q15, and the the company is pursuing other orthopaedic applications and licensing agreements beyond spine.
Other companies with band-based spinal technologies include Implanet (the JAZZ platform), K2M (NILE™ Alternative Fixation) and Medicrea (LigaPASS).
Sources: Band-LOK, LLC; ORTHOWORLD Inc.