Location: Austin, TX
SpineSmith designs, develops and markets implants and biologics for spinal-tissue regeneration.
SpineSmith already markets its VisuALIF interbody fusion implant system in the U.S. VisuALIF is a two-piece, stand alone device for intervertebral body fusion of the lumbar spine and is the first modular lumbar interbody device with an open-face allowing in situ graft placement, tactile feedback with face plate attachment and device placement flush with the anterior aspect of the vertebrae, the company said in a release last year announcing FDA clearance for the product.
Founder Kevin Dunworth has been involved in a number of companies around the world, and spent time at the orthopedic major Smith & Nephew.
It also has a number of products in development, including an aspiration device, minimally invasive surgery delivery mechanisms, biologic graft enhancement systems and allograft infusion devices, according to the company's website.