Ranier Technology today announced that more patients in Europe have been successfully implanted with their revolutionary Cadisc™-L spinal disc. Professor Max Aebi recently implanted the unique disc in several patients at the Salem-Spital Hospital in Bern, Switzerland.
Cadisc™-L is now also regularly implanted in patients in Germany, Holland and Belgium. Professor Aebi commented; “Ranier’s Cadisc™-L disc is an important attempt to imitate the functionality of the natural lumbar disc. For the first time, we have in our hands an implant which is closest to the natural condition and it is not surprising that the results of the clinical study to date are so encouraging”.
Dr Geoffrey Andrews, Founder and CEO of Ranier Technology, added; “We are delighted that our Cadisc™-L disc is now available to patients in four European countries. We are confident that Cadisc™-L represents a significant advance over other currently available treatments and is an attractive option for surgeons and patients alike. We are very encouraged at the speedy uptake of the device and the excellent clinical results to date”.
Ranier Technology, based in Cambridge, UK, is a medical device developer and manufacturer that exploits its proprietary PPM technology to develop innovative and load sharing implants to improve the quality of life of patients.
Ranier’s lead products are a compliant lumbar total disc implant, Cadisc™-L and Cadisc™-C, the company’s replacement disc for the cervical spine. Whilst Ranier’s current focus is on the disc implants, the PPM technology platform is suited to a wide range of orthopaedic applications. Ranier also produces a range of surgical instruments in support of its Cadisc™-L and Cadisc™-C products.
In a ground-breaking development, scientists at Ranier have exploited the elastomeric and load bearing properties of the company’s Precision Polyurethane Manufacturing (PPM) technology to develop an elastomeric replacement disc which more closely mimics the performance of the natural disc.