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Alphatec Spine Launches Alphatec Neocore(TM) Osteoconductive Matrix in the U.S.

First Patient Surgical Implantation Successfully Completed

Featured at NASS Booth #1147

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, announced today that the first patient surgical implantation of the Alphatec Neocore™ Osteoconductive Matrix, a synthetic scaffold for the regeneration of bone, was successfully completed. The Company will be showcasing Alphatec Neocore, as well as its portfolio of products at the upcoming North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting being held at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois, from October 14th - 16th, 2015. Alphatec Spine will be located in booth number 1147.

“Alphatec Neocore provides surgeons with the handling characteristics and osteoconductive composition they’ve been looking for in bone grafting products,” explains Jim Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine. “Alphatec Neocore will expand our biologics opportunity —both here in the U.S. and internationally. This exciting new global biologic brand will give us the ability to operate more broadly in the global marketplace, bringing a compelling synthetic bone regeneration solution and competitive pricing to our surgeon and hospital customers worldwide.”

Alphatec Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix is a synthetic scaffold that is designed to provide an effective core environment for bone growth. When hydrated with patient bone marrow aspirate (BMA), Alphatec Neocore becomes a complete bone graft, which possesses all the necessary components of bone growth. Engineered to perform like natural bone, Alphatec Neocore’s composition and porosity provide the benefits of rapid revascularization throughout graft and supports replacement of three-dimensional matrix with healthy new bone growth.

Alphatec Neocore was developed by Thomas T. Haider, M.D., founder of the Haider Spinal Center in...