Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Appoints AMS As Italian Distributor For Its Pedicle Screw System

In short

Israeli Spine specialist Expanding Orthopedics Inc. has appointed Advanced Medical Systems (AMS Group S.P.A.) as its distributor for the XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ in Italy.


Expanding Orthopedics Inc. is a privately owned company whose mission is to develop innovative orthopedic products that augment the natural healing process of the body, preserve healthy bone and improve long-term patient outcome. The Company is spearheaded by seasoned management team with proven industry experience, and is backed by prominent spine surgeons from the US and Europe. EOI owns a broad patent portfolio covering the CE Marked XPED Expandable Pedicle Screw System™ and additional spine and orthopedic applications.

AMS is one of the country’s leading medical device distributors with extended experience in the field of spine surgery and a long-standing reputation in the successful introduction of state-of the art technology in the Italian market.

Company comments

for AMS

Mr.Mauro Vendrami, President and CEO of AMS, said that “AMS is committed to bringing the most innovative and advanced technologies to the Italian market and we are   convinced that the XPED system has great potential here. Initial feedback from Italian surgeons shows that there is a clinical need for a pedicle screw system with enhanced anchoring capabilities in compromised bone. We look forward to establishing reference centers with Key Opinion Leaders in Italy in order to establish XPED as the standard of advanced care.” He added that “AMS’s expertise in partnering with physicians is a key to therapeutic success and that its success in developing innovation in treatments has contributed in improving patient care.”

for Expanding Orthopedics

Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, added that “We are very pleased to add AMS as a business partner, adding a top-notch company to our distribution network. Their reputation for successfully introducing advanced medical devices is well known. Italy, as the 4th largest market in Europe, is a major target for us. The extensive sales and service network of Mr.Vendrami and his team will allow Italian surgeons the ability to provide patients with an optimal fixation solution.”

Expanding Orthopedics will be exhibiting at SpineWeek, to be held at Amsterdam from May 28th to June 1st.

Regulatory status: The XPED system is CE marked, but does not carry FDA clearance so is unavailable in the United States.

Source: Expanding Orthopedics Inc., PR Newswire