Spinal Stabilization Technologies reached two milestones for its PerQdisc spine device.
The Ireland-based company received the FDA's "breakthrough designation" and CE mark from the European Union, according to a May 25 news release. PerQdisc is the world's only commercially available lumbar nucleus replacement system.
The PerQdisc procedure is minimally invasive compared to a spinal fusion or total disc replacement. The device replaces the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc in lower spine in patients with single-level discogenic pain.