Partnership aims to include Aclarion’s surgical decision support technology within ATEC’s AlphaInformatiX platform to better inform spine surgery
Aclarion’s Nociscan is the first augmented intelligence platform to measure pain biomarkers in the lumbar spine to help physicians identify the location of chronic low back pain
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The agreement memorializes a multi-step strategic partnership in which ATEC and Aclarion have committed to work together to identify key opinion leader (KOL) surgeons to evaluate the Nociscan technology. Feedback from the surgeons will inform clinical evaluations designed to assess the utility of Nociscan in conjunction with EOS imaging, the foundation of ATEC’s AlphaInformatiX platform. As positive synergies emerge, ATEC and Aclarion intend to co-market Nociscan in targeted markets. In exchange for select access to ATEC’s surgeon network for the evaluation and advancement of Nociscan, Aclarion has agreed to provide ATEC with certain exclusive distribution rights to include Nociscan as part of an integrated procedural solution.
Pat Miles, Chairman and CEO of ATEC, commented, “Moving from our previously signed LOI to this agreement in just a matter of weeks demonstrates our shared vision for the solution we can create together. We share an intent to move through the phases of the agreement efficiently and have already identified internal leaders and resources to accomplish the first phase in the weeks to come. We believe in the importance of biochemical markers within the treatment paradigm and by partnering with Aclarion, we can progress toward a mutual objective to integrate and advance technologies that improve the predictability and reproducibility of spine patient care.”
Aclarion’s published trials confirm the comparative advantage of Nociscan in achieving differentiated surgical outcomes. In April 2023, a peer-reviewed publication demonstrated that the success rate at two years for discogenic low back pain surgeries was 85% for patients whose treatment strategy was consistent with Nociscan-identified discs; a 22 percentage point improvement over patients whose treatment strategy was inconsistent with Nociscan-identified discs (85% vs. 63%; p=0.07).
“With ATEC, our Nociscan solution can accelerate progress through our stated standard of care strategy,” said Brent Ness, CEO of Aclarion. “KOL advocacy, evidence accumulation, and increasing scan volume mirrors what we have agreed to in the first three phases of this agreement. The expertise, reach, and resources of our partner give us tremendous confidence that we will succeed. We believe that bundling Nociscan, which helps to identify the source of pain in an evaluation process, with the critical clinical data provided by ATEC’s AlphaInformatiX platform will lead to better outcomes – a thesis we intend to prove in the upcoming months.”
Chronic low back pain is a global healthcare problem that impacts approximately 266 million people worldwide. Conventional imaging and diagnostics provide valuable structural information but are limited in identifying the source of the pathogenic pain.
About Aclarion, Inc.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Alphatec Spine, Inc., EOS imaging S.A.S. and SafeOp Surgical, Inc., is a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery through clinical distinction. ATEC’s Organic Innovation MachineTM is focused on developing new approaches that integrate seamlessly with the Company’s expanding AlphaInformatiX Platform to better inform surgery and more safely and reproducibly achieve the goals of spine surgery. ATEC’s vision is to be the Standard Bearer in Spine. For more information, visit us at .
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