New Anspach® High Speed Drill System Debuts At AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

DePuy Synthes Power Tools Launches Next Generation Electric Drill System for Neurosurgery, Otology and Spinal Procedures

Apr 08, 2014, 09:06 ET from DePuy Synthes Power Tools

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014  /PRNewswire/ -- DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced today the global launch of the Anspach® EG1™ High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal procedures. The announcement was made here at the 2014 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting (American Association of Neurological Surgeons).

The new Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System includes a high-speed drill with 30 percent more power than the Anspach XMAX® and EMAX® 2 Plus systems. The device is used to cut and shape bone, including the spine and cranium, and has a wide range of quick-coupling attachments, dissection tools and accessories for greater flexibility across procedures.

"We developed the Anspach EG1 System to provide power, precision, operational efficiency and ease of use across a variety of applications that require cutting and shaping bone," said Ed Mackey, Worldwide President, DePuy Synthes Power Tools. "Our goal is to provide surgeons with tools that perform with precision so that they can achieve the best possible patient outcomes."

The Anspach EG1 System features integrated air-cooling, an operating speed of up to 80,000 rpm, minimal start-up kick, and is compatible with automated washing and sterilization.

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DePuy Synthes Power Tools offers a comprehensive range of air, electric, and battery-driven high and low power instrument systems, including drills, reamers and saws. DePuy Synthes Power Tools is part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, the largest provider of orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. For more information visit

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