German Medical Device Maker Ulrich Releases Posterior Spine Stabilization Implant In the United States

Ulrich has released a new medical device, the neon Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System, a spinal implant system for the surgical stabilization and fixation of the posterior regions. After receiving FDA approval, Ulrich has been gearing up for this release of the device into the U.S. medical market. Neon OCT is a low profile, spinal implant system that is designed for the surgical stabilization and fixation of the posterior regions of the spine.

The neon OCT includes hybrid occipital plate rods and straight rods, self-drilling and self-tapping screws. The neon system uses a unique 4.5mm titanium alloy rod over market-standard 3.0mm/3.5mm rods. In addition, the neon posted screw design allows for optimal screw placement and ease of rod attachment at varying angles, heights and directions. The goal of the design was to better accommodate patient anatomy and pathology.

Erika Laskey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the United States division of Ulrich, expressed the company’s perspective when she said: “We are very excited to bring the robust and versatile neon OCT Spine System to the U.S. market.  This is the only complex spine system in its product class with a 4.5mm rod, which provides for very rigid and strong construct options with optimum adaptability to the anatomy, especially in complex trauma and tumor applications.”