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Surgalign Launches Next Generation Software for its HOLO Portal™ Surgical Guidance System and Expands Surgical Tool Integration to Drive Use Case Adoption

The next iteration of HOLO Portal delivers advancements based on early clinical experience and insights from leading spine surgeons in the U.S.

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 20, 2023 (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 surgery, today announced the first major upgrade of the HOLO Portal™ Surgical Guidance System since the first case was performed in May of 2022. Since launch, the Company has worked with surgeons to enhance system functionality and expand use cases in the operating room.

This next generation system from Surgalign includes over 250 enhancements in software, hardware upgrades, and integration with new instrumentation, including over 20 new surgical tools designed for use with HOLO Portal. These improvements were designed to better support open lumbar pedicle screw procedures by adding an array of new pedicle preparation tools and also includes advancements in workflow and setup. The Company expects these improvements to expand the number of cases where HOLO Portal can be used, and to save time in existing HOLO Portal cases.

Terry Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Surgalign, commented, “As part of our limited market release of HOLO Portal last year, we worked closely with our surgeon partners to incorporate their feedback from clinical use to advance HOLO Portal’s capabilities. We expect this release to increase the utilization of HOLO Portal among both current and future surgeons, as it better supports screw placement in open procedures, which represents about 80% of lumbar fusions, while providing a better workflow and operating environment. Additionally, we have further upgrades planned which should help drive further adoption in the second half of the year and into 2024 and beyond.”

Dr. Jaideep Chunduri, a fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon at Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, currently uses HOLO Portal for his procedures at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Chunduri added, “After vigorously testing the software in the lab, I am excited to start using this upgrade in the OR. It will create additional opportunities to use the system for more of my procedures and make my current procedures far more efficient. It was a real pleasure working with fellow HOLO Portal users and the Surgalign team on this release, and it’s great to see such rapid implementation of physician feedback.”

All HOLO Portal customers will receive the upgrade, as HOLO Portal is currently offered with evergreen upgrades of software and hardware. For more information on HOLO Portal and our HOLO AI platform, please visit us online at https://surgalign.com/digital-health/.

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, Twitter and Instagram.

Forward Looking Statements
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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including market and other conditions and the risks identified in Surgalign’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. Our actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements. Copies of Surgalign’s SEC filings may be obtained without charge by visiting Surgalign’s website at www.surgalign.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Investor Relations and Media Relations Contact:
Glenn Wiener
Email: gwiener@surgalign.com
Tel: +1 917 887 8434 

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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