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Zyga Technology Completes $10M Round

2014-09-26
MINNETONKA, MN, Developer of minimally invasive solutions for underserved areas in spine, announced today that it has completed a $10 million round of financing.
Zyga Technology, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for underserved areas in spine, announced today that it has completed a $10 million round of financing. The company intends to use the proceeds to fund the expansion of its U.S. sales and marketing organization as it prepares for the implementation of a Category 1 CPT code for SI joint fusion procedures in January 2015. In addition, the financing will also be used to support three clinical studies including EVSI (EVoluSIon Study using the Zyga SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System), a U.S. multicenter single-arm study; SAIF (SAcroIliac Fusion Study), a single-center single-arm study; and DUET (A Multi-Site Study of the Zyga GlyDer Facet Restoration Device in Subjects with LUmbar FacET Pain Syndrome), a U.S. multicenter single-arm study.
The financing is a combination of $8 million in debt supplemented with $2 million in equity. Silicon Valley Bank was the sole debt provider and the equity financing will be supported by all existing major investors. 'The funds secured in this round of financing will be important as Zyga expands its commercial capabilities to meet increasing demand for the innovative SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, and completes enrollment in key clinical studies including the U.S. feasibility study of the Glyder Facet Restoration Device,' said Jim Bullock, President and CEO of Zyga Technology. 'We are pleased by the continued support of our investors, and look forward to the partnership with Silicon Valley Bank.'
Zyga Technology has developed two minimally invasive products designed to treat under-served conditions of the lumbar spine:
SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System provides a unique approach to physicians addressing sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a growing category in the spine market. The system uses proven orthopedic principles, including joint decortication, bone grafting and fixation with a threaded implant, to provide a 'true SI joint arthrodesis.' Zyga is currently sponsoring two clinical investigations to demonstrate efficacy in patients receiving SImmetry SI joint fusion.

Glyder Facet Restoration Device is designed to provide a minimally invasive, non-fusion treatment option for patients suffering from facet joint pain who do not receive long-term relief from conservative treatment. In January, Zyga completed enrollment in a 40-patient prospective study on the device. The company is currently sponsoring a 20-patient, five-site feasibility study of the Glyder technology in the U.S. and anticipates receiving CE Mark on the device later this year.
About Zyga Technology
Zyga Technology is dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of solutions that provide empirical clinical and economic value in the treatment of under-served conditions of the spine. The company is currently marketing the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, a minimally invasive procedure intended for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. Earlier this month, Zyga was listed as one of five spine device companies ready for prime time by Beckers Spine. For more information, visit www.zyga.com.
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