RTI Surgical™ Announces Launch of Tritium™ Sternal Cable Plating System


RTI SurgicalAnnounces Launch of TritiumSternal Cable Plating System

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RTI Surgical Inc. (RTI) (NAS: RTIX) , a leading global surgical implant company, announced today the full market launch of the Tritium Sternal Cable Plating (SCP) System for closing median sternotomies following open heart procedures.

The Tritium SCP System enhances the stability and strength of traditional sternal closure techniques by using a unique load-sharing concept. The device combines the advantages of cerclage cables and cancellous screws, integrated with a low profile plate. This unique combination creates a load-sharing design that uses cable tension to provide circumferential compression across the median sternotomy. The company received FDA clearance for the system in October 2012 and the first clinical use occurred in January 2013.

"The Tritium SCP System is the first implant launched since the acquisition of Pioneer Surgical Technology," said Brian K. Hutchison, president and CEO of RTI Surgical. "This system is one of many exciting products RTI Surgical is launching this year and we are extremely pleased with the surgeon feedback we have seen so far."

Dr. Steven D. Harrington, medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, MI, is one of the first to use the system following the full launch. According to Dr. Harrington, "The end result was a solid, tight sternal closure with a plating system that did not require extra dissection or devascularization of the sternum to achieve fixation and screw placement."

"I have found the Tritium cable plate system to be one of the most secure and easy to use closure systems available," said Dr. Harrington. "It provides that extra measure of stable approximation while being simple and straightforward to size and implant."

For more information about the Tritium SCP System, please visit www.pioneersurgical.com, and to learn more about RTI Surgical please visit www.rtisurgical.com.

About RTI Surgical Inc.

RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to advancing science, safety and innovation, RTI's implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma and cardiothoracic procedures and are distributed in more than 47 countries. RTI is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of Advamed. For more information, please visit http://www.rtix.com/.

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RTI Surgical Inc.
Jenny Highlander, APR, 386-418-8888
Corporate Communications

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