SeaSpine commenced full commercial launch of the Meridian Anterior Lumbar Interbody System, featuring the Reef A interbody. This follows the limited product launch that occurred in late 2020.
Meridian was designed to be a modular instrument and implant system that streamlines the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedure and provides diverse fixation options for single to multilevel surgeries in a reduced number of sets. Meridian replaces a legacy SeaSpine ALIF system that offered only three stand-alone options, without supplemental fixation. Meridian leverages features of SeaSpine’s flagship modular anterior cervical system, Shoreline ACS, including multiple TruProfile plating options.
The Reef A interbody features NanoMetalene® surface technology and Reef Topography™. NanoMetalene describes a sub-micron layer of commercially pure titanium bonded to a PEEK implant that is designed to provide a bone-friendly titanium surface, while retaining the benefits associated with traditional PEEK, such as biocompatibility and a modulus of elasticity similar to bone. The added macro structures of Reef Topography provide a large titanium surface area and improved biomechanical stability. The Reef A interbody profile consists of standalone No-profile and TruProfile® configurations, which allow surgeons the ability to address different pathological needs intraoperatively, with instrumentation designed to be compatible with the WaveForm A (ALIF) 3D-Printed Interbody System that SeaSpine expects to launch later this year.
“This next-gen ALIF system is designed to provide maximum modularity coupled with our proprietary surface technology and Reef Topography, which we believe makes it the most comprehensive ALIF system on the market,” said Shaeffer Bannigan, Vice President of Product Development, Spinal Systems.