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Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology Announces First Human Implants of its NuNec(TM) Cervical Arthroplasty Device
Date:5/2/2008

, biodurability, radiolucency, and excellent wear resistance of this technology provide surgeons with the most technologically advanced design in the industry which we believe will lead to reduced operating room times and better patient outcomes."

Earlier this year, Pioneer announced significant findings on the effect of accelerated aging on the wear of PEEK (Poly-ether-ether-ketone). The study, conducted in collaboration with RUSH University in Chicago, determined that wear properties of PEEK-on-PEEK are not susceptible to the effects of accelerated aging. The study bolsters support for the long term durability of the company's P3 designs.

About Pioneer Surgical Technology

Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm founded in 1992. Thoughtful innovation has rewarded the company with over 60 U.S. and Foreign patents with numerous patents pending. The company's comprehensive portfolio of CE or investigational motion preservation devices, vertebral spacers, cervical plating systems, and MIS and Mini-Open Rod systems include notable trade names such as NuBac(TM), BacJac(TM), Contact(TM), IJAK(R), Clarity(TM), SlimFuse(TM), and Quantum(R). Pioneer entered the orthobiologics market with two acquisitions in 2007. Encelle(TM), Inc., developed E-Matrix(TM) for tissue regeneration. Angstrom(TM) Medica, Inc. is the first company to obtain FDA approval for a nanotechnology device - NanOss(TM) - hydroxyapatite bone void filler. The company's three division - Orthopedic, Spinal and Biologic - all work to produce state of the art, cost-effective solutions for surgical procedures that have proven difficult or problematic for both surgeons and patients. Pioneer employs more than 260 people worldwide.


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