HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced today that it has been recognized for achieving the highest patent output per employee in the Chicago area for 2011, according to a recent analysis. Ocean Tomo LLC, a Chicago-based boutique merchant bank specializing in intellectual property, completed the comparison and analysis for Crain’s Chicago Business for an article listing some of the Chicago area’s most innovative companies.
“We’ve been able to keep growing by feeding R&D,” said Michael Butler, President of Life Spine. “Our patent portfolio is a testament to our commitment to introducing novel best-in-class products to the market.”
Life Spine was awarded ten patents in 2011 with an engineering team of seven. Life Spine received 20 of its 36 patents in the past year and has 50 more applications pending.
About Life Spine
Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. For more information, please visit http://www.lifespine.com.
Life Spine is a registered trademark.