Medical device firm SpineGuard has entered into a co-development partnership with Neuro France Implants (NFI) to integrate its Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) technology with the latter's pedicle screw system.
SpineGuard CEO and co-founder Pierre Jérôme said the company has partnered with NFI on the development of game-changing technology in a global annual market of one million pedicle screw-based procedures.
"Our R&D collaboration with Neuro France, initiated a few months ago, has already been fruitful with four labs, three generations of functional prototypes and very positive feedback from the surgeons involved in the pre-clinical evaluation."
DSG technology will be implanted into pedicle screw system to offer accuracy, enhance surgical work-flow and match health economic trends, noted SpineGuard.
Neuro France Implants CEO and co-founder Patrice Moreau said: "Making our G2S pedicle screw system dynamically guided thanks to SpineGuard’s unique technology will offer enhanced safety and assurance to spine surgeons."
SpineGuard produces FDA-cleared and CE-marked PediGuard device, which is the handheld device that can alert surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches.
It was co-invented by Maurice Bourlion, Ciaran Bolger and Alain Vanquaethem.
Image: Smart pedicle screw system based on SpineGuard’s Dynamic Surgical Guidance platform technology. Photo: courtesy of SpineGuard.