Advanced Medical Systems has entered into an agreement to distribute Expanding Orthopedics' XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw system in Italy.

The XPED system is a spinal implant comprising both standard and expandable pedicle screws, as well as all necessary instrumentation for spinal fusion surgery.

The spinal implant system is designed for skeletally mature patients to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments, as an adjunct to spinal fusion of the thoracic, lumbar, and/or sacral spine.

AMS president and CEO Mauro Vendrami said initial feedback from Italian surgeons shows that there is a clinical need for a pedicle screw system with enhanced anchoring capabilities in compromised bone.

"We look forward to establishing reference centers with Key Opinion Leaders in Italy in order to establish XPED as the standard of advanced care," Vendrami added.