Startup and early stage spine surgery companies

If there is a more robust area of medtech development — one with more success in creating clinical and market value while resisting pricing pressures — than spine surgery, I would be surprised.

The global spine market is large, active and growing rapidly in revenues. Several dynamic forces, in addition to the aging of the population, are expected to affect the market and treatments during the next several years. While spinal fusion will always have a place, its share of the treatment market is expected to decline. Newer treatments such as total disc replacement and nuclear arthroplasty will erode the spinal fusion market, as these and other treatments which preserve spinal motion gain favor over the invasive and traumatic fusion of two or more spine segments.

Early Stage / Startup Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Companies

 

Company

Year founded

Area of interest

3Cor Medical, Inc.

2002

Distraction screws for plating and interbody fusions.

Allez Spine LLC

2003

Pedicle screw systems and cervical plating systems for use in spine surgery.

AOI Medical, Inc.

2005

Develops innovative orthopedic medical devices for spine and trauma markets

Archus Orthopedics

2002

Total Facet Arthroplasty System® (TFAS®), an articulating joint prosthesis.

Baxano, Inc.

2005

Tools that restore spine function and preserve healthy tissue

Cartilix, Inc.

2004

Biomaterials for repair of tissues in articular joints.

CoreSpine Technology LLC

2005

Spinal arthroplasty

Creaspine

2005

Instrumentation and devices for use in spine surgery.

Custom Spine, Inc.

2003

To create the next generation of surgeon-friendly spinal implants.

Eden Spine, LLC

2006

Motion-preserving spine therapies.

Expandis Ltd.

2002

Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery instrumentation.

Facet Solutions, Inc.

2003

Facet arthroscopy

ForSight Labs, LLC

2005

Ophthalmic device company incubator

Globus Medical, Inc.

2003

To drive significant technological advancements across the complete suite of spinal products including Fusion, MIS, Motion Preservation and Biomaterials.

IB Medical LLC

2006

Static compress device technology in spine surgery.

Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc.

2002

Spine surgery technologies.

InteliFUSE, Inc.

2005

Shape memory technology for bone fracture fixation/fusion and bone remodeling

MI4 Spine, LLC

2006

Minimally invasive spinal instrumentation.

NBI Development, Inc.

2007

Implantable spine neuromodulation devices.

OrthoMEMS, LLC

2005

Implant systems for spine and orthopedic applications using MEMS and wireless technology.

Ouroboros Inc.

2005

Medical devices for minimally invasive spinal fusion

Paradigm Spine, LLC

2005

Non-fusion interspinous spinal implant.

PNIR (Peripheral Nerve Injury Repair), LLC

2008

Implant technologies for peripheral nerve repair.

RE Spine, LLC

2007

Intervertebral disc and facet joint prosthesis in spine surgery.

Signus Medical LLC

2004

Pioneering the introduction of new biomaterials such as PEEK-Optima®, and research into the next generation of materials

Small Bone Innovations, LLC

2004

Orthopedic technology focus on small bones and joints (hand, wrist, elbow).

Spartek Medical, Inc.

2006

Motion preserving spine fusion implant, inserted minimally invasively, for treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Spinal Elements, Inc. (formerly Quantum Orthopedics, Inc.)

2003

Working with prominent surgeons to develop medical device technologies in the areas of spine arthroplasty (joint motion preservation) and spinal fusion.

Spine Form, LLC

2005

Medical device technology based on treatment of scoliosis.

SpineForm, LLC

2004

Spine staple

SpineFrontier, Inc.

2006

Spine implant technologies.

SpineMatrix, Inc.

2006

Spinal imaging to improve diagnosis of lower back pain.

SpineMedica Corp.

2005

Device technologies for spine and chronic back pain.

Spinus LLC

2005

Instruments for neurological, orthopedic and spine surgery.

Vertebral Technologies, Inc.

2005

Biocompatible polymers for joint restoration within the spine

Vertebron

2003

Developing several product for spinal fusion and fixation (arthrodesis), as well as new products and intellectual property (IP) that focus on motion preservation (arthroplasty) and dynamic stabilization.

Vertech, Inc.

2007

Device to ease the pain of compression fractures of the spine by separating spinal bones and injecting fast-hardening cement.

Vertiflex (fka DK Spine Technology, Inc.)

2004

Medical devices for spine surgery

Source:  MedMarket Diligence, Report #M510 (Worldwide Spine Surgery 2008-2017) and the Medtech Startups Database.

 

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