German company NGMedical announced the first procedures performed with its MOVE-C® cervical disc replacement, following approval under the CE Mark at the close of 2019.
MOVE-C combines the features of a second-generation disc prosthesis with the implantation technique of a cervical cage. The device offers physiological motion in all six planes, including axial damping with progressive resistance to motion. Furthermore, MOVE-C employs additively-manufactured endplates and does not use UHWMPE.
NGMedical provides motion-preserving spinal implants and solutions for fusion surgery. The company has been developing spinal systems since 2001. Its next product launch is the additively-manufactured honeycomb-structured BEE® cervical cage, followed by the MOVE-P®Posterior Lumbar Motion Preserving System.
NGMedical was spun out of Advanced Medical Technologies AG, which was acquired by Medtronic in 2012.