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Stryker Acquires SafeWire Portfolio for Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

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Stryker Spine acquired SafeWire's product portfolio, including the Y-Wire guidewire and Tiger Jamshidi Needle for use in minimally invasive spine surgery. 

Y-Wire is designed to mitigate wire-based complications, such as inadvertent advancement of the guidewire through bone, accidental pullout, kinking or migration. 

Source: Stryker Corp.

We included Safewire in our ORTHOKNOW® 2013 NASS Preview: New and Notable in Spine. In 2014, Safewire received FDA 510(k) clearance to market Y-Wire 2 guidewire with additional claims, and also launched the Tiger Pedicle Access Needle in the U.S.