iO-Tome, a novel minimally invasive facetectomy instrument, is launched by Baxano Surgical officials.
Officials from Baxano Surgical Inc., a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, announced the launch of a novel disposable facetectomy instrument called iO-Tome that allows surgeons to perform rapid and safe facetectomies when performing certain interbody spinal fusion procedures.
The iO-Tome device utilizes Baxano Surgical's iO-Flex technology to deliver a new MicroBlade Shaver design configured to remove the facet joint rapidly and precisely.
Robert E. Isaacs, MD, a neurosurgeon at Duke University Medical Center, who has been an early evaluator of the instrument, states, "The iO-Tome device has substantially decreased the time I spend performing a facetectomy in my tube-based TLIF procedures."
"After a strong limited market release over the past six months, we are very optimistic about the launch of iO-Tome," states Ken Reali, president and CEO of Baxano Surgical. "Strategically iO-Tome fits well with our AxiaLIF Plus, VEO, and iO-Flex products allowing us to deliver a differentiated and expanded portfolio of products to MIS spine surgeons."
Source: Baxano Surgical