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The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for delivering medical devices, such as implants, to desired tissue sites, such as the intervertebral disc. In one aspect, an intervertebral disc repair and diagnostic device that is minimally invasive and that provides precise access to the desired site is provided. In some aspects, the device and method are adapted to deliver, position and expand implants that are initially oriented and compressed for minimally invasive, yet precise and effective implantation.

Title
Device for delivering an implant through an annular defect in an intervertebral disc
Application Number
10/873073
Publication Number
7727241 (B2)
Application Date
June 21, 2004
Publication Date
June 1, 2010
Inventor
Robert Kevin Moore
Natick
MA, US
Sean Kavanaugh
Eastham
MA, US
Gregory H Lambrecht
Natick
MA, US
Bogomir Gorensek
Ljubljana
SI
Agent
S Kavanaugh
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Intrinsic Therapeutics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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