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joimax® Starts into Spring with a Comprehensive Education Initiative

April 12, 2013

KARLSRUHE, Germany, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

April is the month of international workshops for joimax(R) – with its holistic
Education Program and 4 cadaver workshops in total in the US and Germany the leading
provider of instruments and techniques for minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery
starts into spring.

The starting signal sounded on 5th April in Irvine, California, where the subsidiary
joimax(R), Inc. is located. The two-day cadaver lab attended by 10 surgeons at the
Advanced Med Institute let the spine physicians from around the United States experience
the joimax(R) TESSYS(R) (Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgery System) surgery technique for
the endoscopic access to the spinal column step-by-step. Reference surgeon Dr. Carl
Spivak, neurosurgeon at Bassett Hospital Cooperstown in New York, talked about the anatomy
of the lumbar spine, the transforaminal access to the vertebral canal and suitable
indications. During the wet lab hands-on session on 3 workstations the surgeons were able
to intensively try and train the minimally invasive operation technique for the treatment
of disc herniations and spinal canal stenosis. “The technical performance of the joimax(R)
procedure and the approach to the pathology have impressed me. After the workshop I feel
very comfortable expanding my indications and applying endoscopy for the spine”- that’s
what stated one of the attendees.

A real highlight of the spring education initiative is the first joimax(R)
balloon-kyphoplasty workshop on 12th April at the Clinic for Accident, Hand and
Restorative Surgery at the UKGM in Giessen, Germany. Besides interesting scientific
presentations on balloon-kyphoplasty and osteoporosis therapy, the workshop’s main focus
lies on the practical training of this minimally invasive surgical technique for the
gentle treatment of vertebral fractures. Under the guidance of the instructors Professor
Christian Heiss, Associate Professor Dr. Wolfgang Bocker and Dr. Markus Engelhardt their
experiences and expert knowledge will be directly transferred to the 8 attendees.

The end of this training-intensive month forms an exclusively held workshop for a
Chinese group of physicians at the University Medical Center of the
Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. Under the guidance of Dr. Michael
Schubert (Munich) und Dr. Guntram Krzok (Friedrichroda), the top delegation of 6 spine
specialists from China will receive phase-on training on how to perform endoscopic spinal
surgeries using the specific transforaminal and interlaminar joimax(R) access and
decompression procedures.

Particularly exciting for the joimax(R) Faculty is 14th April when the already 5th
international User Meeting will be hosted right after the Chinese Workshop. Here, the
brand new joimax(R) products will be presented on the anatomical specimen – starting with
CESSYS(R) (Cervical Endoscopic Surgical System) for the therapy of herniated discs on the
cervical spine through to the next generation of TESSYS(R) with the quick
FastTrack-access. Specifically designed for experienced users, the fine-tuned FastTrack
surgical instruments allow for the transforaminal acces to the spinal canal in fewer
steps. A very special highlight is, however, the EndoLIF(R) System (Endoscopic Lumbar
Interbody Fusion) for spinal stabilisation, which is going to be presented for the first
time. Various cage technologies and spinal implants have been designed specifically for
the minimally invasive endoscopic lumbar spine fusion procedure; the access to the disc
space is based on the well-proven TESSYS(R) and iLESSYS(R)-systems – thus this is the
world’s first fusion procedure under endoscopic view.

You can find all workshop dates for 2013 at http://www.joimax.com

About joimax(R)

The innovative medical technology company joimax(R) dedicates itself to combined
surgical technologies, particularly to minimally invasive endoscopic spinal procedures
(“joined minimal access technologies”). joimax(R) focuses on development, manufacturing
and marketing of the technology and methods for integrated endoscopic surgical access to
the spinal column, with optimized visualization. The joimax(R) fully integrated systems
for minimally invasive visualization, tissue removal and documentation enable surgeons to
conduct their operations independently in a cost effective manner. With the comprehensive
education program CM3 which incorporates visitations, cadaver workshops and surgeries
accompanied by experienced medical trainers or application specialists, the implementation
of the procedure is supported right from the start.

joimax(R), TES(R), TESSYS(R), iLESSYS(R), CESSYS(R), EndoLIF(R), Vitegra(R),
Camsource(R), Shrill(R), Versicon(R), Endovapor(R), Vaporflex(R), Legato(R), Kyverment(R),
Tigrip(R) and SPOT(R) are registered trademarks of the joimax(R) GmbH.

        joimax(R) GmbH
        Katharina Stephan
        PHONE +49-(0)721-25514-516
        FAX   +49-(0)721-25514-920
        MAIL  Katharina.Stephan@joimax.com
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