Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces Canadian Market Availability of the Sternal Cable System

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Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a leader in innovative medical devices, announces the Canadian launch of its Sternal Cable System for closure of median sternotomies

Pioneer Surgical Sternal Cable System

The ability to offer a proven technology that is both beneficial to the patient and cost effective for the healthcare system is a major focus at Pioneer,

Pioneer Surgical is pleased to announce Canadian approval of its Sternal Cable System indicated for closure of median sternotomies. The Pioneer Sternal Cable System is an improved alternative over traditional monofilament sternal wire. The system consists of multi-strand cable which is tensioned and then secured using Pioneer’s unique tensioner/crimper instrument. The cable is smooth and very flexible, which makes insertion and removal easier than traditional wire. Its standard ‘figure-8’ construct secures the sternum in all planes of motion providing a more robust closure.

After receiving FDA clearance in 1994 and the CE mark in 1999, the Sternal Cable System has successfully treated over 200,000 patients worldwide. “The ability to offer a proven technology that is both beneficial to the patient and cost effective for the healthcare system is a major focus at Pioneer,” states Eric Baldwin, General Manager - Orthopedic and Cardiac Division. The system offers a broad range of implants (available in both implantable stainless steel and titanium) including osteo-specific needles for penetrating various tissues and bone types.

The Sternal Cable System will be introduced to the Canadian marketplace through Ryan Medical, Inc., a distribution channel headquartered in Burlington, Ontario. “We are excited to expand our sales force as this marks the first time a Pioneer-distributed product will be offered in the Canadian marketplace,” says Peter Didyk, Director of Sales & Marketing - Orthopedic and Cardiac Division. “The Sternal Cable System offers an economic alternative to wire while being significantly stronger and more consistent, with a proven history of successful sternal closures.”

Ryan Medical, Inc. will be exhibiting the Sternal Cable System at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia October 22-26, 2011. For more information regarding Pioneer’s product offerings, including the Sternal Cable System, please visit the Pioneer Surgical website.

About Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm founded in 1992. The company's focus on innovation has resulted in over 130 U.S. and foreign patents, with numerous patents pending. Our Orthopedic, Cardiac, Spine, and Biologic Divisions boast a comprehensive portfolio of products and state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions for surgical procedures. Pioneer employs more than 260 people worldwide. For more information on Pioneer Surgical and its products visit http://www.pioneersurgical.com.

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