Founded in June 2001 and based in Taipei, A-Spine Asia (ASA) is an emerging medical device company dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of spinal implants and instruments for better spine health management.

In addition to its leading position in Taiwanese spinal implant market, Asia’s products are now commercially available in 17 countries worldwide including China, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Australia/New Zealand, India, Iran, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Trinidad and USA.

ASA has a well-trained and highly motivated management team with extensive experience in orthopedic and spine medical devices.

 

Milestones

Year

Description

2001

Founded and GMP plant construction began in NeiHu Technology Park, Taipei.

2002

Company re-structured by President Life Sciences Co., Ltd.

2003

Passed plant site inspection and received cGMP Certificate from Dept. of Health (DOH), Executive Yuan, Taiwan.

2004

ISO9001 &13485 and CE Marking approvals for spinal fixation, metal disc spacers, polymer disc spacers and instruments for spine surgeries.

2005

Received 2 Taipei Biotech AwardsInnovative Technology (for Vessel-X®) and Technology Commercialization (for Spinal Fixation Systems)

Launch of interbody fusion cages made from PEEK-Optima® Invibio.

2006

Received Taipei Biotech AwardTechnology commercialization (PEEK cages)

Signed Exclusive Distribution Agreement with ulrich Medical, Germany for the spinal products, and with Biocomposites, UK for bone graft products in Taiwan market.

2007

Vessel-X® received Taipei Biotech Award for Technology Commercialization

Subsidiary company Jiezhan Medical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. established in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.

2008

Signed Partnership Agreement with ulrich Medical, Germany.

2009

Signed Agreement with TRB CHEMEDICA, Switzerland for the exclusive distribution of sodium hyaluronate preparation Viscoseal® in Taiwan;

Received “Partnership Award 2009”from ulrich Medical, Germany.

2010

Entering VCF market in Taiwan with Vessel-X®.

2011

Reorganizing of the Board of Directors with management buyout

Dr. Por Lai was elected as Chairman

Received FDA 510(k) clearance for Smartloc® Advanced Spinal Fixation System

Signed Distribution Agreement with Chindex Medical Ltd.(Shanghai) to exclusively distribute ASA’s spinal products in China.

2012

Launch of Avalon® Kyphoplasty Kit (for export only)

Launch of Viscoseal® in Taiwan.