PARIS & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpineGuard (FR0011464452 – ALSGD), an innovative company that develops and markets disposable medical devices designed to make spine surgery safer, reported today that its first-quarter 2017 revenue grew by 23%, to €2.2 million.
Pierre Jérôme, CEO and co-founder of SpineGuard, said: “In line with former quarters, SpineGuard is starting 2017 with strong growth driven by great momentum in the US and the traction of PediGuard Threaded, the latest addition of our smart, single-use drilling probes. This is very promising given that our DSG integration module for ‘single-step’ screw insertion is in limited release and therefore not yet significantly contributing to our revenue.”
Global revenue in the first quarter of 2017 increased 23% to €2,169k, compared with €1,760k in the first quarter of 2016. At constant exchange rate (cc), the growth rate was 20%.
2,397 PediGuard units were sold in the first quarter of 2017 compared with 2,134 in the first quarter of 2016, including 1,377 (57%) in the United States, where revenue grew 30% (25% cc) to €1,901k compared with €1,377k.
|16 Jan. 2017||510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for new DSG™ (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) integration module to use in combination with Zavation’s spinal fusion system to make its pedicle screws “smart”.|
|6 Feb. 2017||Patent grant by the US Patent Office for the application of SpineGuard’s Dynamic Surgical Guidance technology for a new application: bone quality measurement.|
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Co-founded in 2009 in France and the USA by Pierre Jérôme and Stéphane Bette, SpineGuard’s mission is to make spine surgery Co-founded in 2009 in France and the USA by Pierre Jérôme and Stéphane Bette, SpineGuard’s mission is to make spine surgery safer by bringing real-time digital technology into the operating room. Its primary objective is to establish its proprietary DSG™ (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) technology as the global standard of surgical care, starting with safer screw placement in spine surgery and then in other surgeries. PediGuard®, the first device designed using DSG, was co-invented by Maurice Bourlion, Ph.D., Ciaran Bolger, M.D., Ph.D., and Alain Vanquaethem, Biomedical Engineer. It is the world’s first and only handheld device capable of alerting surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches. Over 50,000 surgical procedures have been performed worldwide with DSG enabled devices. Numerous studies published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals have demonstrated the multiple benefits that PediGuard delivers to patients, surgical staff and hospitals. SpineGuard is expanding the scope of its DSG platform through strategic partnerships with innovative medical device companies and the development of smart instruments and implants. SpineGuard has offices in San Francisco and Paris. For further information, visit www.spineguard.com.
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