Wenzel Spine, Inc., a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, announced today that it has been granted a new patent related to Wenzel Spine’s Zero-Profile VariLift® Stand-Alone Expandable Interbody Fusion System. United States Patent No. 8,435,299, entitled “Expandable Osteosynthesis Cage,” was issued on May 7, 2013.
This newest addition to its patent portfolio confirms Wenzel Spine’s continuing commitment to innovation and development of industry-leading medical device solutions. For example, the VariLift® family of devices features unique zero-profile interbody designs, which allow for stand-alone use of the VariLift® system for lumbar and cervical fusion procedures.
Chad Neely, CEO of Wenzel Spine, said, “With the issuance of this new patent, the Patent Office has confirmed Wenzel Spine’s innovative stance in this fast-paced technological arena. We have numerous additional patent applications under review and will continue to work to expand the Wenzel Spine patent portfolio as we continue to innovate and develop new products.” Mr. Neely added, “The grant of this patent confirms the uniqueness of the VariLift® family of devices and further strengthens our growing domestic and international patent portfolio.” Wenzel Spine’s Cervical and Lumbar VariLift® Stand-Alone Expandable Interbody Fusion Systems are commercially available in the U.S. and Europe.