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Surgalign Announces Third Clinical Site in the Commercialization of its HOLO Portal™ Surgical Guidance System

Dr. Jaideep Chunduri of Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, OH utilizes HOLO Portal, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, augmented reality (AR) guidance system for spine surgery

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgalign Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRGA) a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital health, today announced further advancement in the commercialization of its HOLO Portal™ surgical guidance system. The Company is pleased to report that Jaideep Chunduri, MD, a board certified orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, performed his first case with the HOLO Portal surgical guidance system.

HOLO Portal, the world’s first surgical guidance system to incorporate AI and AR, represents the initial clinical application of Surgalign’s HOLO™ AI digital health platform. The system’s AI processes intraoperative images to autonomously segment and label the anatomy and plan patient-specific pedicle screw trajectories that are approved by the surgeon. The HOLO Portal system uses AR to overlay the segmented AI reconstruction over the patient’s actual anatomy, providing real-time 3D visualization throughout the surgical procedure. This AR display helps surgeons visualize trajectories and guide surgical instruments.

“The fidelity of the holographic surgical display is quite amazing, and the AI planned screws were right where I wanted them. HOLO Portal is truly next-generation technology, and even better it is straightforward and intuitive to adopt into a surgical technique,” stated Dr. Chunduri, who joined Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 2003. “Artificial intelligence and augmented reality promise to make surgery more efficient and safer, which is ultimately why I chose to integrate HOLO Portal into my practice.”

In January 2022, the Company received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for use of the HOLO Portal surgical guidance system within lumbar spine procedures. The Company is currently expanding the system’s limited market release and intends to further increase site locations throughout the year. As cases are performed and data is accumulated, the Company plans to integrate new applications on its platform with the goal to both advance the quality of care and improve outcomes for patients.

“Congratulations to Dr. Chunduri for completing his first surgical case with the SurgalignTM HOLO Portal system,” said Terry Rich, President and CEO of Surgalign. “The performance to date of the HOLO Portal system and the surgeon excitement generated by the technology have validated our high expectations. We believe that our HOLO AI technology will transform patient outcomes, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Dr. Chunduri.”

About Surgalign Holdings, Inc.
Surgalign Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital health to drive transformation across the surgical landscape. Uniquely aligned and resourced to advance the standard of care, the company is building technologies physicians and other health providers will look to for what is truly possible for their patients. Surgalign is focused on developing solutions that predictably deliver superior clinical and economic outcomes. Surgalign markets products throughout the United States and in approximately 50 countries worldwide through an expanding network of top independent distributors. Surgalign is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, with commercial, innovation and design centers in San Diego, CA, Warsaw and Poznan, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany. Learn more at www.surgalign.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about our products, company, and industry, our management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by our management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and other variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the features, capabilities and benefits of the HOLO Portal system. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks described in our public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements. Copies of the company’s SEC filings may be obtained by contacting the company or the SEC or by visiting Surgalign’s website at www.surgalign.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Investor and Media Contact: Surgalign Contact:
Glenn Wiener Kristine Simmons
+1 917 887 8434+1 619 206 4648

Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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