Aurora Spine Announces Presentation on DEXA Technology at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

Discussion by Dr. Sebastian Koga will highlight DEXA-C’s superior performance

Carlsbad, California, April 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Aurora Spine Corporation (“Aurora Spine” or the “Company”) (TSXV:ASG) (OTCQB: ASAPF), a designer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices that improve spinal surgery outcomes, today announced that its DEXA Technology will be highlighted at a presentation delivered by Dr. Sebastian Koga, neurosurgeon at Forrest Health Institute of Neuroscience, at the 2023 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will be held on April 21-24, 2023, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Dr. Koga’s presentation titled ‘Comparative Subsidence Analysis Between 3D Printed Bone Density Matched Titanium and PEEK Cervical Interbody Fusion Devices’ will be delivered on Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm.

Dr. Koga’s presentation will discuss subsidence, which occurs when the vertebral disc experiences cavitating or sinking around an implant. Subsidence can be a potential complication of cervical and lumbar interbody fusion devices, and may lead to the loss of stabilization, lordosis, and vertebral height. This is typically due to a stiffness mismatch between the implant material and the cervical body/endplate. The discussion will also compare subsidence characteristics between a stiffness-matched 3d printed porous titanium cage (Aurora Spine’s DEXA-C™) and a PEEK cage of identical footprint and show the results of this research, which revealed that the DEXA-C device has a 43% lower propensity to subside than the generic PEEK cages and was 17% more resistant to collapse due to compression. The results also indicated that the PEEK cage subsides a 10% greater distance into the superior endplate than the DEXA-C cage.

Dr. Sebastian Koga said, “There has been little progress in spinal biomaterials until now, because we were pursuing stronger and stiffer constructs. Our current approach is based on biomimetic principles, and a lot of basic science work has gone into matching the elastic modulus of natural human vertebral bone. Thus, we have designed a range of implants which are appropriate for patients with low bone density scores.”

“This evolution in spinal interbody cages allows us to operate on an increasingly older population with implants tailored to their bone quality. Future iteration will match the morphology of the disc spaces to reduce voids and increase endplate contact, but we have already proven that elastic properties play a large role in reducing endplate fractures and increasing fusion,” added Dr. Koga.

Mr. Trent Northcutt, Aurora’s President, CEO, and co-founder, stated, “We are very excited with Dr. Koga’s presentation at this year’s AANS meeting, which will demonstrate the strength of the DEXA-C device and its superior performance to standard PEEK and 3D printed cages currently being implanted. We believe that the DEXA-C’s proprietary design and technology, to match with a patient’s bone density, showed to be a superior implant in preventing subsidence and other complications patients can suffer from when using cages that don’t consider a patient’s bone density.”

About Aurora Spine

Aurora Spine is focused on bringing new solutions to the spinal implant market through a series of innovative, minimally invasive, regenerative spinal implant technologies. Additional information can be accessed at www.aurora-spine.com or www.aurorapaincare.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Aurora Spine, including, without limitation, those listed under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” in Aurora Spine’s final prospectus (collectively, “forward-looking information”). Forward-looking information in this news release includes information concerning the proposed use and success of the company’s products in surgical procedures. Aurora Spine cautions investors of Aurora Spine’s securities about important factors that could cause Aurora Spine’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements included in this news release. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ unilaterally from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the expectations set out herein will prove to be correct and, accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Aurora Spine does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Aurora Spine Corporation
Trent Northcutt
President and Chief Executive Officer
(760) 424-2004

Chad Clouse
Chief Financial Officer
(760) 424-2004

Adam Lowensteiner
Phoenix | New York
Telephone: 646-829-9700

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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