IZI Medical Products Introduces New Threaded Spherz(R) for Image-Guided Surgery

Published: Jun 14, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - June 13, 2011) - IZI Medical Products, a leading innovator, manufacturer and distributor of quality medical devices, today announced the launch of the new Threaded Spherz® for image-guided surgery. Leveraging nearly a decade of manufacturing and sales excellence, IZI brings the Threaded Spherz to market to meet the increasingly complex needs of surgeons. The Threaded Spherz are retro-reflective passive markers that are compatible with Brainlab* navigation systems. An innovative safety feature only offered by IZI permits the Threaded Spherz to be visible under x-ray and CT imaging.

"The new reflective markers were designed as a cost-efficient alternative for today's advanced image-guided procedures," said Helen Shafer, chief operating officer of IZI Medical Products. "As with all IZI Spherz, the new Threaded Spherz allow surgeons to track tools efficiently and map patient anatomy through procedures. IZI is the global leader in sales of spheres and offers customers superior quality, customer service and competitive pricing."

The ready-to-use, disposable sterile markers from IZI provide auto-registration and localization of anatomical structures that enable surgeons to wireless track the position and orientation of any device from a frame of reference. IZI Threaded Spherz are the only spheres manufactured in the U.S. and are available in packages of one, two, three or four in protective plastic trays to ensure product integrity upon delivery.

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About IZI Medical Products:
Baltimore-based IZI Medical Products is a leading innovator, manufacturer and distributor of quality medical devices. A highly skilled team of experts in manufacturing, product development and quality control designs and produces products for image-guided surgery, radiology and radiation therapy procedures. Serving medical professionals and institutions in the U.S. and 50 countries for more than two decades, IZI Medical Products brings products to market that improve accuracy, reduce procedural time and improve patient comfort. IZI Medical Products' manufacturing facilities in Owings Mills, Md. are ISO 13485:2000 certified. All products manufactured and distributed by IZI Medical Products are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information, visit www.izimed.com.

*Brainlab is a registered trademark of Brainlab. IZI Medical Products, LLC is not affiliated with Brainlab, and IZI Medical Products' Threaded Spherz have not been endorsed by Brainlab. For almost a decade, IZI Medical Products' Spherz have provided pinpoint accuracy for over 400,000 cases worldwide.

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