GUYANCOURT, France & PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scient’x Group S.A.S. (Scient’x), the worldwide leader in providing dynamic solutions for both fusion and non-fusion* procedures for the spine, today announced a strategic alliance with Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, PA that will include collaborative biomechanical and clinical research, technology development and medical education.
AGH is a nationally-recognized academic medical center that serves as the flagship hospital of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and a campus of the Drexel University School of Medicine. The hospital is designated as both a Neurosciences Center of Excellence and a Spine Center of Excellence, based on a recent independent study of neurosurgical capabilities and patient care quality at medical centers around the country. AGH is home to one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive neurosurgical programs and has a longstanding history of pioneering research in the neurosciences field.
Scient’x recently launched its new strategy focusing on dynamic fusion, including the introduction of its Isobar EvolutionTM Dynamic Rod, which is indicated as an adjunct to fusion for the lumbar spine.
Oliver Burckhardt, President and CEO of Scient’x, said: “Partnering with an institution like AGH will expedite the study and global acceptance of such innovative technologies.
“Scient’x is honored and privileged to collaborate with a preeminent medical center in the United States as we embark upon the next phase of our research and development. This alliance with AGH not only greatly enhances our R&D capabilities, but it brings a vital academic influence to our new dynamic strategy. We are excited to have such an exceptional group of surgeons and researchers join our efforts to forge an outcomes-based path in this emerging dynamic fusion sector,” Mr. Burckhardt added.