New York, NY, February 14, 2018 – Centinel Spine, LLC is pleased to announce that it has extended an endorsement agreement with Performance Tech Motorsports for the entirety of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Centinel Spine first joined the Performance Tech family in January for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This partnership will support the creation of a platform to educate the public on spinal disease and options that allow individuals to continue to function at a high level.
Centinel Spine, the pioneer of the No-Profile®, Integrated Interbody™ has a 30 year global clinical history of success behind these devices for treatment of degenerative disc disease. The company recently announced the acquisition of the worldwide assets of the prodisc® Total Disc Replacement portfolio. The prodisc line of products represents the most extensive total disc replacement (TDR) portfolio in the world with the longest history of use. The acquisition is the next step in the evolution of Centinel Spine executing on its mission to become the worldwide leading company addressing spinal disease through anterior access to the spine with the widest breadth and depth of technology platforms.
Performance Tech opens up a new type of athlete and patient population that Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO John Viscogliosi can reach and educate. Performance Tech and Team Principal Brent O’Neill are readily supplying athletes to Centinel Spine for examples of athleticism and the wear of high performance endurance.
“Centinel Spine is really an amazing company,” O’Neill said. “Everything they do to give people life after spinal disease is important. If you’re in a sport long enough or in racing long enough, you’ll have an injury and a lot of times it’s to the spine. This is as important to my drivers as it is my crew guys—you can’t do anything with a bad back. Having them as a sponsor is as much about helping a good cause as it is anything else. John and everyone at Centinel are great people and we’re excited to build something with them.
Centinel Spine is making it an essential goal for 2018 to educate the public, not just the surgeons using its products. Viscogliosi has aligned the company with Performance Tech, as well as PGA Tour golfers, to help reach the masses. Performance Tech will play a primary role in creating the Centinel Spine platform. Viscogliosi is planning on learning as much from Performance Tech as he is educating.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Performance Tech and continue to get the word out that Centinel Spine has solutions to address spine disease and to allow individuals get their lives back and function at a high level,” Viscogliosi. “The teamwork and commitment to excellence exhibited by the Performance Tech team at the Rolex 24 At Daytona last month confirmed that this is the right partnership to support our mission to raise awareness that spinal injury or disease does not need to result in a change in lifestyle. We are proud to be part of the Performance Tech family and look forward to working as a team to better educate race fans and the general public.”
Viscogliosi and O’Neill get to work this March for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The race week begins Wednesday, March 14, with the crescendo coming at 10:40 a.m. and p.m. Saturday, March 17. The second installment of the Tequila Patròn North American Endurance Championship will air live on various FOX channels. Viewers can catch the start of the Twelve Hours of Sebring on FOX Sports 1 and the finish on FOX Sports 2.
About Centinel Spine, LLC.
Centinel Spine, LLC. is a privately-held spinal device company leading the development and commercialization of the No- Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion technologies. The company recently acquired the prodisc® Total Disc Replacement portfolio, an extensive cervical and lumbar disc replacement platform with the longest history of global clinical use. For more information on Centinel Spine products and technologies, please visit the Company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com.
The Company began operations in August 2008, through the merger-acquisition of two pioneering medical device companies: Raymedica LLC and Surgicraft LTD. Today, Centinel Spine still embraces the pioneering culture developed at both originating companies and continues its corporate mission of becoming the leading anterior column reconstruction spine franchise, providing elegantly simple implants and instruments that are tissue-sparing and generate superior clinical outcomes.
Centinel Spine derived its name from the “Sentinel Sign” the radiographic confirmation of a successful fusion anterior to the interbody device.
For more information, please contact:
SVP, Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning Centinel Spine, LLC
900 Airport Road, Suite 3B
West Chester, PA 19380
Wendy F. DiCicco
Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer Centinel Spine, LLC
900 Airport Road, Suite 3B
West Chester, PA 19380