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Life Spine announces FDA clearance of Long Bow interbody system

October 23, 2014

Life Spine announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) marketing clearance to the Long Bow Expandable Lateral Interbody System.

The system is the first interbody system on the market that expands laterally in situ specifically for a direct lateral approach, according to a company press release.

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