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Interventional Spine, Inc. Announces Issuance of Key Patents

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Irvine, CA -- Interventional Spine, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,648,523, entitled Method and Apparatus for Spinal Stabilization. This patent includes 25 claims that provide key patent protection for Interventional Spine's PDS System, sold outside the United States under the PercuDyn™ name. This patent protection strengthens Interventional Spine's patent portfolio for its key technologies, which also includes Interventional Spine's patented CLASP® technology.

Interventional Spine’s PercuDyn™ System is the first and only PERCUTANEOUS Bilateral Facet-Augmentation System for treating degenerative disc disease (DDD) and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS). With over 1,500 implants outside the United States over the last three years, most in outpatient settings, the system has shown positive outcomes for patients which otherwise only alternative for treatment would have been surgery.

Walter A. Cuevas, Chief Executive Officer of Interventional Spine commented: “This issuance by the United States Patent Office reinforces the strength of our technologies and is one more step in our goal of making Interventional Spine a leading provider of PERCUTANEOUS technologies for the treatment of spinal disease. We are very pleased with this decision.”

Interventional Spine, Inc. is a privately held company based in Irvine, California that designs, develops, and markets patented implantable devices for the spine that can be deployed via percutaneous techniques, supported by the Company’s unique product introduction systems, providing benefits to patients, surgeons, and. hospitals. More information on the Company and its products can be found at:

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