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Posted on Oct 25, 2017

LEESBURG, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) (the “Company” or “K2M”), a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance, today announced that it will showcase its comprehensive next-generation innovations—including the MOJAVE™ PL 3D Expandable Interbody System featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, its industry-leading 3D-printed portfolio, and Balance ACS (BACS) platform—at Booth #509 at the 2017 North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, occurring October 25–28 in Orlando, FL. Favorable data on K2M’s RHINE Cervical Disc System* and the PALO ALTO® Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System will be featured during scientific sessions on October 25.

“NASS is a perfect place to share, collaborate, and exchange K2M’s latest advancements in spinal surgery,” said K2M Chairman, President, and CEO Eric Major. “This year, K2M is pleased to feature our MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System—the world’s first and only FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable fusion device—as well as our differentiated product portfolio consisting of our industry-leading 3D-printed solutions and Balance ACS platform. We are committed to developing next-generation technologies and strive to elevate recognition of Total Body Balance as essential to surgical success.”

K2M to Exhibit Next-Generation Innovations and Balance ACS Platform

During the meeting, Major and other members of the executive team will be onsite to showcase K2M’s differentiated spinal technologies, including the Company’s latest offerings and industry-leading, 3D-printed Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology portfolio of products.

  • MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System: A first-to-market, FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable posterior-lumbar (PL) interbody system, designed to allow for independent adjustment of the anterior and posterior height, that features K2M’s Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology.
  • PALO ALTO Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System: The first and only static corpectomy cage in the world to receive a cervical 510(k) clearance from the FDA.
  • EVEREST® Minimally Invasive XT Spinal System: A comprehensive system that incorporates EVEREST screw technology with metal extensions for minimally invasive rod delivery and reduction. A low-profile XTower sleeve enables intraoperative functionality as an extended tab or rigid tower system based on surgeon preference.
  • YUKON OCT Spinal System: An advanced system aimed at facilitating fusion with posterior fixation in the occipito-cervico-thoracic regions of the spine with the goal of helping to achieve three-dimensional spinal balance.

K2M will also feature its Balance ACS platform, which provides solutions focused on achieving balance of the spine by addressing each anatomical vertebral segment with a 360-degree approach to the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, emphasizing Total Body Balance as an important component of surgical success. K2M will demo the BACS System—which includes BACS PreauthorizationBACS Surgical PlannerBACS Anatomical Models, and BACS Data Management—and the BACS app, a convenient portal for surgeons to access the BACS System.

The Company will host a BACS reception on Thursday, October 26, featuring discussions by Dr. Pierce Nunley and Dr. Kornelis Poelstra from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howl at the Moon (8815 International Drive, Orlando, FL).

Favorable Data Supporting K2M’s Spinal Solutions to Be Presented

Favorable data on K2M’s RHINE Cervical Disc System* will be presented during a scientific session entitled: “Biomechanical Assessment of Viscoelastic Cervical Disc Prosthesis in One- and Two- Level Constructs.” The session will be held on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:17 to 2:23 p.m. in room WF1. The RHINE Cervical Disc* is K2M’s next-generation cervical artificial disc replacement featuring proprietary molding technology designed to minimize wear between the polymer core and metal endplates.

Richard Guyer, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, and lead author of the RHINE study said, “This study shows that the next-generation one-piece viscoelastic disc has the ability to maintain a motion segment’s normal COR (center axis of rotation) even if placed in a less than ideal position**.”

Further, the PALO ALTO Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System will be featured in a scientific session entitled: “Cardinal Spine, LLC: ACCF: 30-Month Follow-Up on C-VBR.” The session will be facilitated by Frank P. Castro Jr., MD, on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:29 to 2:35 p.m. in room W230CD.

For more information on K2M’s complete product portfolio, visit For more information on Balance ACS, visit

*This product is intended for export and is not sold or offered for sale in the United States.
**Based on mechanical testing. May not represent clinical results.

About K2M

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. is a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance. Since its inception, K2M has designed, developed, and commercialized innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most complicated spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies into Balance ACS, a platform of products, services, and research to help surgeons achieve three-dimensional spinal balance across the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, with the goal of supporting the full continuum of care to facilitate quality patient outcomes. The Balance ACS platform, in combination with the Company’s technologies, techniques and leadership in the 3D-printing of spinal devices, enable K2M to compete favorably in the global spinal surgery market. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect current views with respect to, among other things, operations and financial performance.  Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts such as our statements about our expected financial results and guidance and our expectations for future business prospects.  In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as, “outlook,” “guidance,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seeks,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties including, among other things: our ability to achieve or sustain profitability in the future; our ability to demonstrate to spine surgeons the merits of our products; pricing pressures and our ability to compete effectively generally; collaboration and consolidation in hospital purchasing; inadequate coverage and reimbursement for our products from third-party payors; lack of long-term clinical data supporting the safety and efficacy of our products; dependence on a limited number of third-party suppliers; our ability to maintain and expand our network of direct sales employees, independent sales agencies and international distributors and their level of sales or distribution activity with respect to our products; proliferation of physician-owned distributorships in the industry; decline in the sale of certain key products; loss of key personnel; our ability to enhance our product offerings through research and development; our ability to manage expected growth; our ability to successfully acquire or invest in new or complementary businesses, products or technologies; our ability to educate surgeons on the safe and appropriate use of our products; costs associated with high levels of inventory; impairment of our goodwill and intangible assets; disruptions in our main facility or information technology systems; our ability to ship a sufficient number of our products to meet demand; our ability to strengthen our brand; fluctuations in insurance cost and availability; our ability to comply with extensive governmental regulation within the United States and foreign jurisdictions; our ability  to maintain or obtain regulatory approvals and clearances within the United States and foreign jurisdictions; voluntary corrective actions by us or our distribution or other business partners or agency enforcement actions; recalls or serious safety issues with our products; enforcement actions by regulatory agencies for improper marketing or promotion; misuse or off-label use of our products; delays or failures in clinical trials and results of clinical trials; legal restrictions on our procurement, use, processing, manufacturing or distribution of allograft bone tissue; negative publicity concerning methods of tissue recovery and screening of donor tissue; costs and liabilities relating to environmental laws and regulations; our failure or the failure of our agents to comply with fraud and abuse laws; U.S. legislative or Food and Drug Administration regulatory reforms; adverse effects of medical device tax provisions; potential tax changes in jurisdictions in which we conduct business; our ability to generate significant sales; potential fluctuations in sales volumes and our results of operations over the course of the year; uncertainty in future capital needs and availability of capital to meet our needs; our level of indebtedness and the availability of borrowings under our credit facility; restrictive covenants and the impact of other provisions in the indenture governing our convertible  senior notes and our credit facility;  continuing worldwide economic instability; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; patent litigation and product liability lawsuits; damages relating to trade secrets or non-competition or non-solicitation agreements; risks associated with operating internationally; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws; our ability to implement and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; potential volatility in our stock due; our lack of current plans to pay cash dividends; our ability to take advantage of certain reduced disclosure requirements and exemptions as a result of being an emerging growth company; increased costs and additional regulations and requirements as a result of no longer qualifying as an emerging growth company as of December 31, 2017; potential dilution by the future issuances of additional common stock in connection with our incentive plans, acquisitions or otherwise; anti-takeover provisions in our organizational documents and our ability to issue preferred stock without shareholder approval; potential limits on our ability to use our net operating loss carryforwards; and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and our Quarterly Report filed with the SEC on August 2, 2017, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at  Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements.  These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and our filings with the SEC.

We operate in a very competitive and challenging environment.  New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this release.  We cannot assure you that the results, events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, and actual results, events or circumstances could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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Media Contact:
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