joimax(R) for the First Time Awards the Parviz Kambin Prize in Cooperation With SMISS in the Frame of the First US TESSYS(R) User Meeting in Denver, Colorado

KARLSRUHE, Germany and DENVER, CO, April 29 /CNW/ - After a very successful advanced cadaver workshop on Saturday, April 9, 2011, joimax(R) held its first US TESSYS(R) User Meeting on Sunday, April 10th in Denver, Colorado, the site of the Scientific Annual Meeting for AANS, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

In cooperation with SMISS, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, joimax(R), for the first time, presented the Parviz Kambin award to Dr. Parviz Kambin. Dr. Kambin is one of the most important pioneers who paved the way for the minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery industry. The award was founded to honor outstanding surgeons in the field of endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. Parviz Kambin identified the unique safe access point to the spinal canal now known as the 'Kambin triangle.' Additionally, two experienced spinal surgeons, Dr. Michael Schubert, Munich, Germany, and Dr. Menno Iprenburg, Veenhuizen, the Netherlands, were honored with the Parviz Kambin Award, each having performed more than 1.000 procedures of this kind, trained hundreds of doctors using the TESSYS(R) technique and each publishing scientific presentations held at renowned international congresses.

Dr. Choll Kim, Executive Director of SMISS and Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California - San Diego: "We, at SMISS, consider endoscopy of the spine to be a progressive technique with huge potential for the future of minimally invasive spine surgery. Aside from their operative work, we recognize the accomplishments of the recipients, who are large contributors to the advancement of the TESSYS(R) procedure on a global level."

Besides the highlight of the award presentation ceremony, the User Meeting offered a robust program of scientific presentations, reports and discussions with internationally renowned spine specialists in the field of orthopaedic and neuro surgery. Additionally, joimax(R) started its celebrating event program 2011: 5 years joimax(R) Inc. in the USA and 10 years joimax(R) GmbH in Germany.

About joimax(R) Company Profile
The innovative medical technology company dedicates itself to combined surgical technologies, particularly to minimally invasive spinal procedures ("joined minimal access technologies"). joimax(R) focuses on development, manufacturing and marketing of the technology and methods for integrated endoscopic surgical access to the spinal column, with optimized visualization. The joimax(R) fully integrated visualization, documentation and tissue removal technologies enable surgeons to conduct their operations independently in a cost effective manner. With the comprehensive education program CM3 which incorporates cadaver workshops, visitations and surgeries accompanied by experienced medical trainers and application specialists, the implementation of the procedure will be supported right from the start. joimax(R) considers itself a partner of operating physicians, living the motto "helping to treat patients!".

joimax(R), TES(R), TESSYS(R), iLESSYS(R), CESSYS(R), Vitegra(R), Camsource(R), Shrill(R), Versicon(R), Intracs(R), Legato(R), Tigrip(R) and SPOT(R) are registered trademarks of the joimax(R) GmbH.

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