Aesculap Begins Market Evaluation of VEGA System™ 

Center Valley, PA (December 13, 2010) – The Aesculap VEGA System advanced knee replacement technology system was recently cleared for marketing by the FDA. The VEGA System offers advanced
knee replacement technologies, including multi­layer coating and a unique kinematic design.
The market evaluation phase commenced in November 2010 with the first surgery. Early clinical results are positive with further evaluation on going. The market evaluation is estimated to conclude in 1st
Quarter, 2011 with anticipated market availability in 3rd quarter, 2011. The company is also preparing to begin evaluations in Europe and Asia later this year.
About Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
Aesculap was founded in 1867 in Tuttlingen, Germany and has grown into the largest and one of the most respected manufacturers of surgical instruments in the world. Over the years, Aesculap has
continued to evolve into a diversified healthcare corporation by focusing its expertise in the areas of orthopaedics, spinal implants, neurosurgery and vascular systems and sutures. In order to be more responsive to its growing customer base in spine and orthopaedics, Aesculap, Inc. formed a new company, Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC. This new company will focus on these unique
markets allowing for greater innovation and customer service. Aesculap Implant Systems maintains a surgeon/patient focus with the goal of improved operative procedures and patient outcomes leading to
an improved quality of life. For more information about Aesculap Implant Systems or its medical products, call 800­234­9179, email us at or visit
About B. Braun
Since its founding in 1839, B. Braun has built an unparalleled store of knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs that enhance both patient and
health­professional safety. Its 30,000 employees worldwide are proud of their commitment to translating customer needs into products with unmatched quality, superior technology, cost­effectiveness and
environmental responsibility. Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. For more information about B. Braun or its safety healthcare products, call 800­854­6851, email us at or visit

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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