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K2M, LifeHealthcare Group Announce New Distribution Agreement for Australia and New Zealand

By K2M Group Holdings Inc. | April 19, 2017

The companies will distribute K2M's spinal products in the region.

K2M Group Holdings Inc. and LifeHealthcare Group Limited have entered into a new supply agreement for the distribution of K2M’s spinal technologies.
 
The K2M/LifeHealthcare distribution partnership, which dates back to 2010, has yielded strong growth and a significant spine market position in Australia and New Zealand. Looking to build on this success, K2M and LifeHealthcare have entered into a new five-year agreement with the shared goal of establishing a number one spine market position in the region.
 
“I am very pleased to announce our new five-year contract with K2M through 2021," said Matt Muscio, LifeHealthcare’s CEO. "K2M is an innovator in complex spine, having led the way in deformity and now minimally invasive and 3D-printed spine solutions. Through our partnership, we have delivered product initiatives such as the EVEREST MI XT and MESA platforms, and education forums such as Deformity Down Under, to address the needs of Australian and New Zealand clinicians and their patients. We look forward to working with Eric Major and the K2M team over the coming years to reach our shared aspiration of the number one market share position in the Australian and New Zealand spine market.”
 
K2M President and CEO Eric Major added, “LifeHealthcare has been an important strategic partner of ours for many years and their established distribution presence and strong surgeon relationships have been instrumental in K2M’s market share growth in Australia and New Zealand. We are happy to announce our new agreement and look forward to offering innovative spinal technologies, such as our EVEREST MI XT Spinal System, our 3D-printed CASCADIA Lateral Interbody System, and our comprehensive Balance ACS platform focused on achieving three-dimensional spinal balance, to surgeons in this important international spine market.”
 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. develops complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance. Since its inception, K2M has designed, developed and commercialized complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques 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 company is based in Leesburg, Va.

LifeHealthcare Group Limited is an independent provider of healthcare solutions in Australia and New Zealand across clinically specialized therapeutic channels.

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