MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Spine, a division of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: ZMH and SIX: ZMH), announced that it will exhibit its expanded spine surgery portfolio at the 2014 North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in San Francisco, November 12-14 at the Zimmer Spine exhibit booth #1105. In addition, select spine surgeons will share their clinical knowledge regarding the safe and effective use of these new technologies at the Zimmer Spine exhibit booth over the course of the meeting.
Building on a legacy of transformational technologies, Zimmer Spine is a growing force in the marketplace, recognized for advancing spine surgery through innovative product solutions and unmatched clinical support. Since January, Zimmer Spine has launched 12 new products including the award-winning Virage® OCT Spinal Fixation System, a posterior system intended for the Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic spine (Occiput-T3), and the Optio-C® Anterior Cervical System, a next generation modular stand-alone cervical device. Other recently launched products include six new biologics lines, the TriCor™ Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, the Ancora™ Lateral Interbody System, the UniLink™ and UniLink 5/1 Interspinous Fusion System, the Zimmer® Facet Screw System and the Zimmer® Anterior Buttress Plate System.
As documented in Zimmer's conference call on October 23, Zimmer Spine demonstrated 6 percent growth in Q3 2014. "These Q3 results reflect the new product launches driving progress in our competitive offerings," said Steve Healy, President of Zimmer Spine. "We have executed a dozen product launches this year, which are a combination of internal development and external licensing and distribution programs. Over the next 12 to 24 months, we will continue to launch products we believe will advance spine surgery and provide surgeons with solutions for each patient's unique and ongoing needs."
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2013 sales were approximately $4.6 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 9,000 employees worldwide. More information about Zimmer is available at www.zimmer.com.
Zimmer Spine is a division of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zimmer Spine is a global leader in spine innovation, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for spine patients worldwide by delivering comprehensive surgical solutions, training and clinical support that advance and support surgeons.
The North American Spine Society is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based and ethical spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 8,000 members from several disciplines, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research and physical therapy.
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