Navigation Links
Scient'x Re-Acquires Isobar License

PARIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Scient'x, S.A. announced today that it has repurchased the Isobar dynamic rod license from Alphatec Spine, Inc. thus making Scient'x the ultimate exclusive holder of the of the Isobar dynamic rod intellectual property globally. With Isobar, Scient'x was first to market in the spinal implant industry with dynamic rod technologies. With over 10,000 implants worldwide Scient'x has the longest clinical track record with dynamic rod technologies of any spinal implant company. Now 20 years old and the largest independent spinal implant company outside of the USA, Scient'x has been first to market with PEEK implants, first with dynamic rod systems, first with the plate-cage concept, and first with a ceramic cervical disc prosthesis.

The Scient'x, S.A. CEO, Michael D. Huggins, said today "I am delighted that we have re-acquired the Isobar license from Alphatec. This allows Scient'x to strengthen its leading position in the rapidly growing dynamic rod segment of the spinal implant industry. The license repurchase reestablishes Scient'x as the sole distributor of the Isobar dynamic rod. We expect that this will help the company continue to grow the Scient'x brand globally as we build Scient'x into the leading medical device company focused on providing both motion preservation and traditional solutions to spinal disorders."

Prior to his recent appointment as CEO of Scient'x, S.A., Mr. Huggins served as the President of Synthes Global Spine and was responsible for the establishment and management one of the world's largest spine businesses.

Alphatec's President and CEO, Dirk Kuyper stated that "Strategically we saw the Isobar, which we sold under the Dynamo brand name, as a potential distraction from Alphatec's strategy of being the market leader for solutions for the aging spine. A year ago, licensing the Isobar made sense for Alphatec because it was seeking to introduce novel technologies to its formidable distribution network. Today, we have refined our strategic vision and are focused on introducing novel technologies aimed at the fast growing aging spine segment of the spine market. We are pleased that we could reach a positive accommodation with Scient'x which allows us each to focus on our core strategic plans and avoids channel conflict in the market."


Based in Paris, France, Scient'x, S.A. is the largest independent spinal implant company in Europe. The Company designs, develops and distributes an extensive line of spine surgical implants in over 50 countries around the world. Since 1988, Scient'x has been a pioneer in all aspects of spinal instrumentation including the motion preservation segment of the spine market. The Company was the first to introduce PEEK implants to spinal surgery as well as posterior dynamic stabilization technology. Scient'x has now introduced a second generation ceramic cervical disc that has achieved significant revenue traction and surgeon acceptance in Europe. Scient'x is a privately held company.


Mathieu Charleux

Scient'x, S.A.

Batiment Calypso - Parc Ariane 3

5, rue Alfred Kastler

78284 Guyancourt FRANCE

TEL +33 1 39 30 69 30

FAX +33 1 39 43 82 77

SOURCE Scient'x, S.A.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Enters Into License Arrangement With GE Healthcare for Fundamental Microfluidic Patents
2. Another industry first enabled by Benchmark Biolabs - Peros oral delivery platform and vaccine facility licensed by the USDA
3. Intradigm Licenses Key Next Generation RNA Interference (RNAi) Intellectual Property From University of Massachusetts Medical School
4. Lorus Therapeutics Announces Exclusive Multinational License Agreement with Zoticon Bioventures for Virulizin(R)
5. PerOs obtains USDA Establishment and Product Licenses for its oral vaccine formulations
6. Sangamo BioSciences Announces License Agreement For the Use of ZFP Technology For Generation of Transgenic Animals
7. Lentigen Licenses Fundamental Lentiviral Vector Technology Patent From the University of Cambridge
8. Pharsight Signs Two New DMX(R) License Customers
9. Vical Licensee AnGes MG Files NDA in Japan for Collategene Angiogenesis Product
10. DiObex and Camurus Sign License Agreement for the Development of DIO-901 in FluidCrystal(R) Extended Release Technology
11. U.S. FDA Licenses DAPTACEL(R) Vaccine for the Fifth Consecutive Dose in the Pediatric DTaP Immunization Series
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... -- Liquid Biotech USA , Inc. ... Research Agreement with The University of Pennsylvania ("PENN") ... patients.  The funding will be used to assess ... outcomes in cancer patients undergoing a variety of ... to support the design of a therapeutic, decision-making ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at ... most commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the ... read it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , June 23, 2016 ... evidence collected from the crime scene to track the criminal ... sick, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. ... whole genome sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   EpiBiome , ... secured $1 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley ... up automation and to advance its drug development efforts, ... new facility. "SVB has been an incredible ... the services a traditional bank would provide," said Dr. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/16/2016)... 16, 2016 The global ... to reach USD 1.83 billion by 2024, according ... Inc. Technological proliferation and increasing demand in commercial ... to drive the market growth.      ... The development of advanced multimodal techniques for biometric ...
(Date:6/9/2016)...  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud to announce the ... employers to make sure the right employees are actually signing in, and to even ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/7/2016)... , June 7, 2016  Syngrafii Inc. ... a business relationship that includes integrating Syngrafii,s patented ... branch project. This collaboration will result in greater ... the credit union, while maintaining existing document workflow ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):