Press Release 2017-08-18

Press Release 2017-08-18

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2017

Dr. Alexis Kelekis to Present an Update on European Study at CIRSE 2017 Next Month in Copenhagen

Minimus Spine announced that Dr. Alexis Kelekis, an interventional radiologist practicing at Attikon University Hospital in Athens Greece, will be presenting an update on an ongoing study comparing Triojection® to surgical discectomy at CIRSE 2017. Triojection was developed by Minimus Spine and is intended to facilitate an injection of ozone gas as a treatment for painful disc herniations. The system offers the advantages of sterility and direct measurement of ozone concentration in the syringe. Dr. Kelekis will be giving the podium presentation on September 16th in session FP 706- Bone and Spine Intervention, from 5:30-6:60pm.

Dr. Kelekis, said, “Our abstract scored well and is being recognized as “Featured Paper” in the session, which is an honor. There is great interest in this study for several reasons. It is the first randomized study to compare an intradiscal ozone procedure directly to surgery. It is also the first ozone study to include sites in multiple countries, Italy, Greece and Switzerland, and none of us had any prior experience using ozone. This is an important study. If Triojection demonstrates comparable outcomes to surgery without the post-operative recovery and long-term complications of surgery, then it will be an attractive option for physicians and patients.”

Minimus Spine’s CEO and President, David M. Hooper, said, “CIRSE 2017 is expected to draw over 6,500 international delegates, mainly from the European Union. This is an excellent opportunity for us to meet with European physicians as we prepare to launch the product in Europe next year.”

About CIRSE. The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) is a non-profit, educational and scientific association aiming to improve patient care through the support of teaching, science, research and clinical practice in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. Interventional radiology (IR) is an innovative and ever-expanding specialty that provides minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of diseases, which are performed by trained physicians under appropriate image guidance. CIRSE aims to support education and further research in this field, as well as ensuring excellent patient safety and timely access to IR therapies.

About Minimus Spine: Established in 2006, Minimus Spine is a privately held medical device company dedicated to developing the Triojection technology the non-surgical treatment of herniated discs. Minimus Spine maintains its headquarters in Austin, TX. For more information on Minimus Spine, please visit or email