Aurora Spine Announces European Patent Related To ZIP Minimally Invasive Spinal Implant

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Aurora Spine Corporation (“Aurora Spine” or the “Company”) announced the grant by the European Patent Office (the “EPO”) of Aurora’s first European patent related to the ZIP®, minimally invasive spinal implant. The patent is titled “Dynamic and Non-Dynamic Interspinous Fusion Implant and Bone Growth Stimulation System”, and covers Aurora’s family of ZIP® interspinous devices, including its ZIP Ultra®, ZIP 51™, ZIP LP™ and Dyna-ZIP™ among others.  The EPO has reported that no oppositions have been filed against the European patent.

“The recent European ZIP® Interspinous patent allowance is another milestone in Aurora Spine’s history. This newly issued patent features our patented ONE-STEP™ locking mechanism that eliminates the use of a set screw in Aurora’s Screwless Procedure™ surgeries,” said Laszlo Garamszegi, Chief Technology Officer of Aurora Spine and Co-Inventor of the ZIP. “The ZIP technology provides Aurora Spine with opportunities to market, license and develop its products and screwless, minimally invasive implant technology further. We are very proud of the progress that we have made over the past couple of years in spinal surgery and the remarkable value that Aurora Spine`s intellectual property has added to our company`s growth.”

“Aurora is changing spine surgery, and we are thrilled that our newest patent has been issued by the EPO. This patent further validates the modern advancements of our Screwless technology and it maintains our commitment to introduce advanced minimally invasive spine surgery technologies,” said Trent Northcutt, President and CEO of Aurora Spine.

This is Aurora Spine’s first European patent. Aurora Spine has several U.S. and international patent applications pending directed to the ZIP system and its future technologies.

About Aurora Spine

Aurora Spine is an early stage company focused on bringing new solutions to the spinal implant market through a series of screwless, innovative, minimally invasive, regenerative spinal implant technologies.  Aurora Spine continues to position itself at the forefront of spinal surgery procedures, focusing on minimally invasive spine surgery technologies.  Aurora Spine is changing spine surgery by focusing on disruptive technologies following the Company’s commitment to – Simplifying the Complex.


For Further Information

More on the minimally invasive spinal implant market in Europe can be found in a series of reports published by iData Research entitled the Europe Market Report Suite for Minimally Invasive Spinal Implants. The full report suite on the Europe market for minimally invasive spinal implants includes segments for MIS interbody devices, MIS pedicle screws, spinous process fixation, facet fixation, MIS sacroiliac joint fusion, spine endoscope, and MIS spine instrumentation.

The iData report series on MIS spinal implants covers the U.S., Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina), and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about MIS implant market data, register online or email us at for a Europe Market Report Suite for Minimally Invasive Spinal Implants brochure and synopsis.

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