SCHLIEREN (ZURICH), Switzerland, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kuros Biosciences (SIX: KURN) today announced that its Dutch subsidiary, Kuros Biosciences BV, has received clearance for the Kuros TLIF cage from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The TLIF cage has been developed for the use with KUR-113, Kuros’s advanced Fibrin-PTH product candidate for spinal fusion. The combination of KUR-113 with the TLIF cage will be investigated in upcoming clinical trials.
The Kuros TLIF cage is intended for use in intervertebral body fusion of the spine. The cage comes in a range of sizes and includes instruments to prepare the disc space and implant the device. The cage is cleared for use in the lumbar spine (L1 to S1) in combination with autograft and/or allograft, under 510(k) number K183092
Joost de Bruijn, Chief Executive Officer of Kuros, said “This regulatory clearance is an important corporate milestone that allows progression towards initiation of a spinal fusion study with our lead KUR-113 product candidate in the U.S. We look forward to the next step in the development of KUR-113, a submission for approval to initiate a U.S. clinical study.”
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About the Kuros TLIF Cage
The Kuros TLIF Cage is intended for use in intervertebral body fusion of the spine. The Kuros TLIF cage is inserted via a posterior approach and can be used in one level or two contiguous levels of the lumbar spine (L1 to S1). The Kuros TLIF cage is designed for use with autograft and/or allograft comprised of cancellous and/or corticocancellous bone graft to facilitate fusion, and is to be used with supplemental posterior spinal fixation systems for use in the lumbar spine that are cleared by the FDA.
KUR-113 consists of a natural fibrin-based healing matrix with an immobilized targeted bone growth factor (truncated human parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog). KUR-113 is designed to be applied directly into and around an intervertebral body fusion device as a gel, where it polymerizes in situ. KUR-113 will be combined with the Kuros TLIF Cage in the upcoming clinical trial for interbody spinal fusion.
About Kuros Biosciences AG
Kuros Biosciences is focused on the development of innovative products for tissue repair and regeneration and is located in Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland and Bilthoven, The Netherlands. The Company is listed according to the International Financial Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol KURN. Visit www.kurosbio.com for additional information on Kuros, its science and product pipeline.
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