Tapping into spinal innovations

Medical device company Providence Medical Technology, which is focused on innovative solutions for cervical spinal conditions, has newly appointed Jeremy Laynor as vice president of US sales, and also announced the publication of two new studies in the Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine further demonstrating the clinical benefits of the cervical fusion technology it has developed.

Jeremy has experience of building high-growth sales teams launching disruptive medical technology and most recently served as vice president of sales at Paradigm sales where he led a team of direct and independent distributors selling novel spinal technology.

“Jeremy is an excellent fit for this critical leadership position,” commented Jeff Smith, CEO of Providence Medical Technology. “He understands the said of selling unique devices in the spine market and brings a strong network of spine surgeons and distributor partners to Providence. Jeremy completes the buildout of our executive team that will elevate our company to new levels as we further commercialise our differentiated posterior cervical fusion technology.”

The studies featured in the December issue of the Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine demonstrate the clinical performance of posterior fusion utilising the company's DTRAX Spinal System and CAVUX Cervical Cage. The DTRAX Spinal System is a set of sterile packaged, single-use instruments designed to perform posterior cervical fusion and has been used in over 9,000 cases worldwide. The CAVUX Cervical Cage is for use in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine with accompanying radicular symptoms at one-disc level. 

“The DTRAX Spinal System has greatly increased my procedural efficiency during posterior cervical fusion surgeries,” said Dr Kris Siemionow, orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. “The instruments allow me to perform all the steps of a cervical fusion in a controlled fashion with an intuitive workflow while the cages offer a safe alternative to traditional lateral mass screws.”