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Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted a US Patent for an Innovative Expandable Device for the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures

April 3, 2012

OR AKIVA, Israel, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. [http://www.xortho.com ] announced today that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a Patent for its novel expandable
device for the treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures, based on the company’s
expanding platform technology.

Dr. Mark Levy, an orthopedic surgeon and Founder of Expanding Orthopedics, explained
that “this new device will be a step forward in the treatment of vertebral compression
fractures. The device is expected to offer numerous advantages over current devices and
techniques with its multi-dimensional expansion, by enabling a unilateral, minimal
invasive approach as well as anatomical fit for better load support and height
maintenance. Dr. Levy said that “the versatility of the system will enable the surgeons an
increased flexibility with different treatment options.”

Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO, commented that “we are very pleased by this new addition to our
extensive IP portfolio. We are committed to drive innovation in this space and our strong
patent portfolio of 11 granted US patents so far and many others in the queue, underscores
our vision and leadership in the space of expanding devices technology.” Mr. Bokobza added
that “we are developing our product pipeline and with this new device technology planning
to launch multiple products in the near future following our success with the launch of
the XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System into the European market last year.”

About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. [http://www.xortho.com ] is a privately owned company whose
mission is to develop innovative orthopedic products that augment the natural healing
process of the body, preserve healthy bone and improve long-term patient outcome. The
Company is spearheaded by seasoned management team with proven industry experience, and is
backed by prominent spine surgeons from the US and Europe. EOI owns a broad patent
portfolio covering the CE Marked XPED Expandable Pedicle Screw System(TM) and additional
spine and orthopedic applications.

        Contact info:
        David Elkaim, VP Marketing and Sales
        Telephone: +972-4-6378786
        Email: david@xortho.com

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