Life Spine Grows Expandable Portfolio With Secondary FDA 510(k) of the Lateral PROLIFT® Expandable System and 20 New System Launches In 2020

March 03, 2020 

HUNTLEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced today that it has received an additional clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lateral PROLIFT Expandable System. The company also announced that they are slated to launch 20 new products, including six Micro Invasive Expandables, in 2020.

“This year we will add some pivotal new technologies to our already robust expandable portfolio bringing our total number of expandable devices to 13,” said Rich Mueller, Chief Operating Officer for Life Spine. “Investing in expandable technologies is important to us because expandables are designed to allow for a truly Micro Invasive procedure by going in small and opening to match each patient’s unique anatomy. Our dedication to offering expandable solutions dates back to 2006 when we filed our first patent around expandable technology and now we aim to file one patent each month.”

Life Spine’s current expandable portfolio includes:

  • Lateral PROLIFT Expandable System
  • 10mm and 12mm PROLIFT Expandable Systems for TLIF and PLIF approaches
  • AILERON® TRX Expandable Interspinous Spacer
  • LONGBOW® Expandable Lateral Spacer System
  • LONGBOW Expandable TLIF Spacer System
  • TiBOW Expandable Spacer System with horizontal expansion for a TLIF approach

About Life Spine

Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information, please visit: and/or


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Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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