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INDUSTRY UPDATE 15 BONEZONE • December 2016 Innovative. Life. Solutions. PRODUCT LAUNCH technology. A camera, mounted on the arm, automatically fol- lows the instruments in a surgeon's hands and projects the field of view onto a monitor viewable in the O.R. 3D Printing Technology K2M showcased its complete portfolio of CASCADIA devices, and commenced U.S. launch of these interbody systems that feature Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Lamellar technol- ogy uses 3D printing to create porous structures that support bony integration throughout an implant, with similar stiffness to PEEK. Products available in the line include CASCADIA TL, AN, Lateral, AN Lordotic Oblique and Cervical interbody systems. The company announced FDA clearance for additional sizes of the lateral system shortly prior to NASS. Further, leader- ship noted that CASCADIA products buoyed the 21% growth in K2M's degenerative product sales for 3Q16. Stryker demonstrated its 3D-printed Tritanium Posterior Lumbar cage, accompanied by results from a pre-clinical ovine interbody fusion study that compared the device to PEEK and titanium plasma-sprayed PEEK cages. The results demonstrated statistically superior range of motion, bone in-growth and greater average construct stiffness with the Tritanium cage vs. PEEK and titanium plasma-sprayed PEEK cages. Stryker received FDA 510(k) clearance for the 3D-printed Tritanium PL cage in 2015 and debuted the device in 2Q16. Value-based Healthcare Solutions Ascential has launched to offer an implant and delivery solu- tion for lower-acuity spinal procedures in ambulatory surgery center and hospital settings. Implants are manufactured by Stryker and include synthetic bone graft and a cervical plate and cervical spacer in sterile double blister packs with touch- free bone screw loading. All implant packaging is Unique Device Identification compliant. Ascential also offers a streamlined distribution model, and its inventory management program can be customized based on variables such as a facility's number of spine cases, surgical days, number of surgeons, etc. Sources: Company press releases, websites Stryker Tritanium Posterior Lumbar Cage