VGI Announces the Launch of DISMISS® Instruments for the VerteLoc™ Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization System

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VGI introduces a revolutionary surgical instrument system that is smaller in diameter than a pencil. The DISMISS® instrument system is designed specifically for the implantation of the VerteLoc™ Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization System and will be unveiled at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting in Phoenix, Arizona starting on March 12, 2009.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 — VG Innovations, Inc. (VGI), announces the launch of a new surgical instrumentation system, named DISMISS®.

“DISMISS® stands for Directional Instrument System for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery,” stated VGI’s President and CEO, Dan Grayson. “We have received very positive feedback from our surgeon users, regarding the biomechanical advantages of the VerteLoc™ Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization system, so the next logical step was to further refine the system’s current instrumentation. We have now taken minimally invasive spinal facet fusion to a whole new level with the DISMISS® instruments.”

“The DISMISS® instruments, used specifically for the implantation of the VerteLoc™ implants, are smaller in diameter than a pencil,” noted Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Dr. Tov Vestgaarden. “In addition, we have not only reduced the size, but also the number of instruments required for surgical implantation. This is just the beginning of a whole new era in surgical instrumentation from VGI.”

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