For Release: 7:00 am EST on October
Facet Solutions Completes Facet Joint and Disc Replacement Study
Hopkinton, MA (October 8, 2008) – Facet Solutions, Inc.
today announced the successful completion of a scientific evaluation
for a total joint reconstruction in the lumbar spine by Dr. Vijay
Goel’s laboratory at the University of Toledo. The study
evaluated the combination of Facet Solutions’ ACADIA™ Facet Replacement System (ACADIA™) with a semi-constrained
disc replacement device and then, separately, with a polymeric
disc replacement device in a finite element model. The results
demonstrated restoration of the biomechanics of the native spine.
Dr. Goel commented, “The FEA model demonstrates the ability
of the ACADIA™ technology in combination with different
disc replacement technologies to mimic the biomechanics of the
intact spine.” Marc Peterman, Vice President of R&D
for Facet Solutions added, “This study leverages our landmark
intellectual property in combining facet replacement with an
anterior disc, and it provides further evidence that our anatomic
facet design will work with a variety of anterior motion-sparing
devices.” The details of this study will be presented by
Dr. Goel at 11:45am on Tuesday, October 14th at the NASS pre-meeting
course in Toronto, Ontario.
Facet Solutions, Inc. has developed the ACADIA™ Facet Replacement
System (ACADIA™) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis
and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar
spinal fusion. The ACADIA™ procedure includes replacement
of the diseased facet joint with an anatomic implant that restores
the natural motion, stability, and balance to the lumbar spine.
*Note: ACADIA™ is an investigational device in the United
States. It is limited by United States (U.S.) Federal Law for
investigational use only.
About Facet Solutions
Facet Solutions, Inc. is a privately held, venture-backed company
focused on development and commercialization of surgical devices
for the Treatment of facet-related spinal disorders. Facet Solutions
has received venture capital from its partners De Novo Ventures,
Pequot Ventures, and Spray Venture Partners. Facet Solutions
is FDA registered and is certified to ISO 13485. The company
will be attending the upcoming North American Spine Surgeons
Meeting in Toronto, Ontario (booth #1406)
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Mr. Geoff Pardo
President & CEO
Facet Solutions, Inc.
45 South Street, Unit 1
Hopkinton, MA 01748