“The certification process included an on-site audit of ILS’s newly constructed GMP manufacturing facility in Lexington, KY. I am proud that our manufacturing facility for Réjuve production conveyed the company’s commitment to product quality. This certification demonstrates that Intralink-Spine has the necessary infrastructure and controls to produce Réjuve in compliance with all quality requirements,” stated Bruce Choi, vice president of Quality & Operations.
“Réjuve is an intervertebral disc crosslinking device intended to treat disc degeneration and associated chronic low back pain (CLBP). Réjuve mechanically stabilizes the spinal joint and strengthens the disc tissue to counteract the effects of degenerative disc disease, thereby potentially reducing low back pain. The unique ability of Réjuve to address the core issues contributing to CLBP and progressive and debilitating tissue degradation is even more important in view of the current opioid addiction crisis, where prescription of opioids following back surgery or as part of a treatment regimen for CLBP has played a role in this epidemic,” stated Tom Hedman, Ph.D., founder and chief scientific officer of Intralink-Spine Inc.
“The ISO certification is a significant milestone for ILS and demonstrates the company’s commitment to meet quality standards as we prepare for commercialization,” said CEO Lyle Hawkins. “When you consider just a few of our milestone achievements such as ISO-13485 certification , 27 issued patents, 32 peer reviewed papers, two long-term large animal studies, successful completion of ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing, two-plus years of patient safety data, and additional patient data coming from Australia, you’ll understand why we’re excited about the months ahead as we pursue our commercialization objectives.”
ILS was formed to manufacture and exclusively sell the Réjuve medical device to treat Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), low back pain, and related spinal diseases such as spondylolisthesis. In anticipation of forthcoming commercialization under the CE mark, ILS is conducting an active fundraising round for accredited investors.