Phygen Receives U.S. Patent for Interspinous Device

By Julie A. Vetalice

Phygen received U.S. Patent Number 9,387,016 for the La Costa SnaplokISP interspinous device/This is the first patent issued for the La Costa line, which includes a number of patent-pending designs. La Costa SnaplokISP features the "no screws" stackable design that was initially announced by Phygen in 2011, and displayed at AAOS in 2012.Source: Phygen, LLC

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