Aurora Spine Adds Canadian Approval for ZIP™ MIS Interspinous Fusion System

Spine device specialist Aurora Spine Corporation tells us it has received the Health Canada Medical Device License for its ZIP™ Interspinous Fusion System.


Aurora Spine received U.S. FDA clearance of its ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion System in November 2013 and has both CE mark and Australian TGA listing for the product. ZIP is a Minimally Invasive Interspinous fixation implant for spinal fusion, consisting of a ONE-STEP™ locking mechanism, articulating spikes and various sizes to accommodate variations in patient anatomy which eliminates the use of a set screw.

The ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion System is a key product in Aurora Spine’s Screwless-Procedure™, described by the company as a cutting-edge surgical approach to spine fusion. The Screwless-Procedure targets significant benefits to patients, hospitals, and surgeons, including reduced surgery time, shorter hospital stays, and significantly faster recovery time.

Company comments

“Aurora is changing spine surgery and we are excited to receive the Health Canada Medical Device License for our ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion System,” said Trent J. Northcutt, President and CEO of Aurora Spine. “As a company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange, this is a significant milestone for Aurora Spine and its global growth. We are pleased to offer the ZIP MIS Interspinous Fusion System in Canada and introduce Aurora Spine’s advanced, innovative, minimally invasive spine surgery technologies which are designed to improve spine patient outcomes, drive continued surgeon interests and provide unique benefits that deliver value to hospitals and patients.”

Source: Aurora Spine Corporation, Market Wired

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