DYNAMIC SPINAL TETHERING SYSTEMS
Incubated by IntuitiveX
Current pediatric scoliosis treatment options, have significant limitations. Bracing can slow progression, but does not correct spine and is a long term treatment that poses psychological, social and emotional challenges at a critical stage in life. Fusion is irreversible, NO motion capability causes significant change in life activities, can create adjacent segment disease due to stress concentration and increased segmental motion leads to secondary operations in adulthood.
Vertebral body tethering allows continued skeletal growth of spine, preserves partial motion, is a single treatment event, does not impact activity and has little impact on appearance.
Tethering has non-invasive adjustability where the system can be tensioned or loosened over time to manage growth. This actuation is achieved by an external controller.
Raising $1M seed investment to lead to a $5M series A for:
- Prototype iterations
- Cadaveric testing
- Animal testing
- Mechanical testing to support regulatory filing
Founder and CEO: John Barrett, MBA
Murali Kadaba, Ph.D. : Murali Kadaba, Ph.D.
Co-Founder VP R&D and Operations: John Ashley
Mohammad Diab, MD
Neel Anand, MD
Dennis Crandall, MD