20 Dec 2018

SurGenTec and partner Aziyo Biologics have officially completed the initial clinical launch of their intuitive GraftGun technology with resounding success. This technology utilizes their prefilled ViBone Viable Bone Matrix in order to accurately and effectively deliver this bone graft at various points throughout the body. This is the first time the GraftGun has been used in a clinical setting.

SurGenTec and Aziyo partnered in early 2018 to deliver a high-quality product for orthopedic surgeons across the United States. With SurGenTec’s patented GraftGun technology and Aziyo’s ViBone matrix, the duo became the first to deliver prefilled Minimally Invasive Spine cartridges to the market with much acclaim.

“I have been able to decrease OR time and deliver a quality bone graft for my patients. This combination makes it easy for the operating room staff and provides more control with less wasted bone graft,” claims DO Kris Parchuri of Spine and Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, OK.

So far, the GraftGun and Aziyo ViBone matrix have been used in a variety of orthopedic procedures. Whether patients have suffered from spinal injuries or simple fractures, the GraftGun bone funnel has been used in spinal fusions, Charcot joint procedures, and even total joint revisions. This is thanks to the numerous tip options for the bone funnel that allow access to tight spaces.

And Parchuri wasn’t the only one to praise SurGenTec’s devices for graft delivery.

The GraftGun MIS system with ViBone allows me to access collapsed disc spaces and confidently deliver the quantity of bone graft to actually fill the entire disc space. The prefilled ViBone cartridges definitely add to efficiency in the OR,” claims Shawn Hermenau of the Desert Spine Institute in Yuma, AZ.

Travis Greenhalgh, Chief Executive Officer of SurGenTec, claims the company will not sit idly by, however. They plan to expand their innovative product to even more markets throughout the United States.

The primary goal of our partnership with Aziyo is to provide surgeons with a high-quality viable bone matrix product with shorter thaw times and no mix requirements while also eliminating the need for a cumbersome funnel-based fill process,” Greenhalgh said. “We are thrilled with the feedback from the initial clinical experience of surgeons and operating room staff which has been overwhelmingly positive. Our goal is to now expand promotion and usage of the combined products into more regions within the [United States].”

It’s estimated that nearly 6.8 million Americans rely on assistive devices to help their mobility. These individuals rely on the best technology to keep their bones and joints healthy. When doctors simply need to thaw the viable bone matrix cartridges for two minutes before use, this increased level of efficiency becomes paramount for the countless individuals who need bone grafts.

Rely on the GraftGun for precision and control in the operating room. When it comes to efficient healthcare, SurGenTec works hard so you don’t have to./p>