|[January 11, 2013]
Can SpineGuard Shake Up the $7 Billion Market for Spinal Fusion?
SAN FRANCISCO & PARIS --(Business Wire)--
here to view feature story in The Sentinel
SpineGuard and its breakthrough PediGuard® platform are
featured in The Sentinel, a publication of OneMedPlace.
Co-founded in 2009 by Pierre Jérôme and Stéphane Bette,
former executives at Medtronic Sofamor-Danek and SpineVision,
SpineGuard's primary objective is to establish its FDA-cleared and CE
Marked PediGuard® device as the global standard of care for safer
pedicle screw placement in spine surgery.
About the PediGuard® platform
Co-invented by Maurice Bourlion, Ph.D., Ciaran Bolger, M.D.,
Ph.D., and Alain Vanquaethem, Biomedical Engineer, PediGuard is the
world's first and only handheld device capable of alerting
surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches. Real-time
feedback is provided via audio and visual signals. More than 20,000
procedures have been performed with PediGuard on all continents. Several
studies published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals have
demonstrated that PediGuard presents an average accuracy of 97%, doubles
the pedicle breach-detection rate, limits radiation exposure by up to
73%, decreases by 15% the average time for pedicle screw placement and
provides a 3-fold reduction in neuro-monitoring events.
SpineGuard's mission is to make spine surgery safer. The company has
offices in San Francisco and Paris. For further information, visit www.spineguard.com.
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