CareFusion is expected to offer the new AVAmax Vertebral Balloon as part of a system that includes needles, bone cement and delivery instruments for both kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, giving doctors the choice and flexibility to perform either procedure at the time of patient care.

AVAmax Plus vertebral augmentation system, used with the AVAmax Vertebral Balloon to deliver cement, has features that allow the radiologist’s hands to be out of the radiation field, making the procedure safer for the clinician.

CareFusion said that it is establishing a dedicated sales force to sell this product in order to achieve product adoption and market penetration in the US, with future expansion plans in Europe next year.

David Schlotterbeck, chairman and CEO of CareFusion, said: “Adding the AVAmax Vertebral Balloon to our existing offering is another example of CareFusion’s commitment to developing products that help lower the cost and improve the safety of health care.”