Jan. 2, 2012, Taipei

A-Spine Asia (ASA) entered into an agreement with Chindex Medical Limited (CML) of Beijing, China for the distribution of ASA’s SmartLoc® Advanced Spinal Fixation System and Vigor PEEK Interbody Fusion Cages in China.

The Distribution Agreement was jointly signed on Dec. 29, 2011 at FosunPharma headquarters in Shanghai by Mr. Ding Xiaojun, CEO of CML and Mr. David Chang, President of ASA.




About Chindex Medical Ltd. (CML)

CML, a joint venture company of Chindex International Inc. and Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd., is a leading supplier of medical equipments with more than 1,500 employees worldwide and headquartered in USA and China. For further information about CML and FosunPharma, you may visit the websites at www.chindexmedical.com and/or www.fosunpharma.com.


About A-Spine Asia Co., Ltd. (ASA)

ASA, a private-owned medical device company based in NeiHu Technology Park, Taipei, is a leading manufacturer of spinal implants and instruments. Smartloc®, a top-loading screw / rod spinal fixation system developed by ASA received FDA 510(k) clearance in 2011. Vigor® PEEK Interbody Fusion Cages, cervical and lumabr are made from PEEK-OPTIMA® of Invibio USA. These two products have already been approved by China SFDA and will be officially launched in China by CML during second quarter of 2012. For further information about ASA, please visit www.aspine.com.tw or by email to service@aspine.com.tw.



A-Spine Asia Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for SmartLoc® Spinal Fixation System

Taipei, Taiwan (Oct. 24, 2011) –

A-Spine Asia announced today that it has received 510(K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the SmartLoc® Spinal Fixation System.

It is the first product from A-Spine Asia receiving 510(K) clearance.

SmartLoc® is a top-loading pedicle screw spinal fixation system intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion.

Since its official launch in 2006 till now, more than 20,000 procedures have been performed with this system in Taiwan. For further information about SmartLoc® and other products from A-Spine Asia please visit www.aspine.com.tw or directly contact A-Spine Asia by email to service@aspine.com.tw.

A-Spine Asia receives DOH approval to market the Segmental Spinal Correction System (SSCS), a dynamic stabilization system from Ulrich Medical, Germany (www.ulrichmedical.com). This unique dynamic system will be officially launched in January 2010. . A-Spine Asia is the exclusive distributor in Taiwan for the spinal implants from Ulrich Medical.


A-Spine Asia receives DOH approval to market geneX Putty, a newly developed bone graft with 510(k) clearance from Biocomposites, UK (www.biocomposites.com). A-Spine Asia is the exclusive distributor in Taiwan for the synthetic bone graft products from Biocomposites.


2009.10.09 Clinical report for Latero PEEK--Fusion Rate of A Novel LumbarInterbody Fixation Device: Intravertebral Plate and Cage Sytem



 2009.11.19-22 The Fourth International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic

  Association / Xiamen, China / Booth 2016


Foreign Medical Congress Exhibition

2009.10.21-24 EURO Spine - Palace of culture / Warsaw , Poland

Booth 4312

2009.11.10-14 NASS - Moscone Center South / San Francisco LA , USA Booth 2428

Medical Congress and Exhibition Calendar 2009
Date Meeting Location Booth Web
10/23-25 2009 Annual Meeting Taiwan Orthopedic Association & APOA Trauma section Taiwan University Hospital / Taipei , Taiwan #22,23  
10/21-24 2009 EURO Spine PALACE OF CULTURE / WARSAW , POLAND #4312  
10/28-31 62nd CMEF Autumn 2009 New International Convention & Exposition Center /  Chengdu , China #H5-Q06  
11/10-14 24th Annual Meeting of NASS Moscone Center South /
San Francisco LA , USA
11/19-22 COA 2009 Xiamen International Congress and Exhibition Center / Xiamen , China    
12/5-6 2009 Annual Meeting of TAIWAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY Taipei Veterans General Hospital / Taipei , Taiwan #15  




Medical Congress and Exhibition Calendar 2008  


Visit us at any of these upcoming Spine Meetings and Conventions








Taiwan Orthopedic Association Spring Meeting


China Medical University Hospital,Taichung City, Taiwan




The 2nd Chinese Conference on Spine Combined with Annual Congress of Taiwan Neurospinal Society.    


Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital , Kaohsiung City, Taiwan




International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

Hong Kong



2008 Annual Meeting Taiwan Orthopedic Association






 A-Spine Asia wins Taipei Biotechnology Award Again

 A-Spine Asia wins 2007 Taipei-Bio Bronze Medal Award in the category of “Commercialization” with a cash prize of NT$400,000.- (equivalent to US$12,300)

This award recognizes the achievements of A-Spine Asia as the first Taipei-based biotechnology company using PEEK (OPTIMA from Invibio, USA) as the material for cervical and lumbar interbody fusion cages in Taiwan

The once-a-year award ceremony was held on Oct. 11, hosted by Mr. Hau Lung-Bin, the mayor of Taipei City. The Taipei-Bio Award has become an annual event to recognize the most outstanding achievements of Taipei-based biotechnology companies. It’s the third time for A-Spine Asia winning the award since 2005


Medical Congress and Exhibition Calendar 2007


Visit us at any of these upcoming Spine Meetings and Conventions


Date: May 17-20

Venue: LangKawi ,Malaysian


(MOA IMLAS 2007)



Date: June 30-July 1

Venue: Tayihlandis , Tainan City, Taiwan


第一屆華人脊椎研討會暨 臺灣神經脊椎外科醫學會年會(TNSS) 台南 大億麗緻

The 1st Chinese Conference on SpineCombined with Annual Congress of Taiwan Neurospinal Society.           


Date: August 16-18

Venue: Gyeongju, Korea


The 7th Pacific Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery(PASMISS)


Date: September 9-13

Venue: SEOUL, Korea


15th Triennial Congress of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association  (APOA)


Date: October 2-6

Venue: Brussels, Belgium


Spine Society of Europe (EuroSpine)


Date: October 23-27

Venue: Austin, Texas


22nd Annual Meeting North American Spine Society(NASS)


 Date: October 24-27

Venue: Chengdu City,China


China International Medical Equipment Autumn,2007(CMEF)                


Date: October 27-28

Venue:CGMH, Linkon ,Taiwan


2007 Annual Meeting of Taiwan Orthopedic Association(TOA)


Date: November 8-11

Venue: Zhengzhou, Henan, China


The Second International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA 2007)


January 23, 2007

Taipei, TAIWAN, The newly elected Board of Directors appoints Mr. Ted T.C. Tu as the Chairman of A-Spine Asia (ASA). Mr. Tu is also the President of both President International Development Corp. (PIDC) and President Life Sciences Co. Ltd. (PLS). PLS, 100% owned by PIDC, is now the major shareholder of ASA with 76.48% shares.

 Dec. 1, 2006 

Taipei, Taiwan, A-Spine Asia received marketing approval from Dept. of Health (DOH) in Taiwan for the imported products Add & AddPlus from Ulrich Medical, Germany.

As the exclusive distributor for Ulrich Medical, A-Spine Asia is planning to officially launch Add/AddPlus in Taiwan in January 2007. VBR, another product from Ulrich will be launched soon after receiving DOH’s approval.




February 1, 2006 

Taipei, Taiwan , A-Spine Asia entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Biocomposites UK for bone graft products in Taiwan.

Based on this agreement, Biocomposites’ products Stimulan, GeneX, Allogran-N and Allogran-R will be launched in Taiwan in second half of 2006.



September 28, 2005


Philadelphia, USA  A-Spine Asia Co. attended the 20th annual meeting of North American Spine Society (NASS) from September 28 to September 30, 2005. Our purpose of entering in the meeting is to present current research and data, promote discussion of new scientific developments, foster research and expand the spine care community through networking opportunities.




February 26, 2004


Taipei, TAIWAN  A-Spine Asia Co. obtained ISO9001/13485 and “CE” Marking approvals for Spinal Fixation, Metal Disc Spacer, Polymer Disc Spacer, and Instruments for Spinal Surgery.


December 15, 2003


Taipei, TAIWAN  A-Spine Asia Co. obtained cGMP (Currently Good Manufacturing Practice) and various product registration approvals from Department of Health in Taiwan.






October 7, 2002

A-Spine Asia attends 2002 Combined Orthopaedic Meeting held in Singapore from October 13 to October 16, and displays complete company products. Visit here for more information about the meeting.  

October 6, 2002

New York, USA 
Jerry Lin, CEO & Chairman of A-Spine Holding Group Corp., joined the Global Life Sciences Conference held by UBS Warburg from October 7 to October 10, 2002 in New York City, USA. To find out more about the EVENT, come here and click on the UBS Warburg Conferences link in the lower right hand corner.
UBS Warburg Bank, the No.1 ranked broker for global secondary cash commissions, and has named the “Equities House of the Year?and the “Foreign Exchange House of the Year?in their annual editorial awards by The Banker magazine.

August 15, 2002

Taipei, TAIWAN  A-Spine announces the official re-launch of its website. The new site, which provides patients, distributors and surgeons with group specific information will establish a direct link between distributors and the A-Spine sales network as well as furnish the most up-to-date patient information for patients and surgeons.

June 8, 2002

Phuket Island, THAILAND  A-Spine Holding Group Corp. held its first A-Spine International Seminar, since its inception in May 2002, at the Arcadia Resort, Phuket Island, Thailand. The event, which was two years in the planning, brought together hundreds of surgeons, distributors and clients from all over the world for an educated forum to share experiences as well as introduce new advances in spinal surgery. Keynote speaker Dr. Hansen Yuan, an internationally known orthopedic surgeon, presided over the conference and shared his insight and experience with participants. Additionally, workshops and seminars focusing on emerging technologies covered the latest developments in the field.     

March 01, 2002
A-Spine Holding Launches Website

A-Spine's website educates the public about our product line. Passwords are required to log-in to the distributor section which contains parts and ordering information for A-Spine's products as well as current product information for our global network of distributors.

January 23, 2002

Taipei, TAIWAN  The board of A-Spine Holding Group Corp. appoints Mr. Jerry Chih-I Lin as chairman of the A-Spine Holding Group Corp. Mr. Lin, a much respected visionary in the Asian orthopedic field will lend his knowledge and experience to the company.

June 01, 2001
A-Spine Inc. Announces Successful Formation

The merging of Central Medical Technologies of Taiwan, Ammtec Inc. of Japan, and Advanced Spine Technologies of the U.S., has resulted in the formation of A-Spine Inc. The merger was completed with the addition of venture capital funds from JAFCO (Japan) and President Life Sciences (Taiwan). The deal gives A-Spine Inc. a dominant position in the lucrative Taiwanese and Japanese orthopedic markets. Capital will be used to make further inroads in Asia as well as penetrate U.S. and European markets.