SpineGuard has entered into a co-development partnership with Zavation for its Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) technology.


Under the deal, SpineGuard will integrate its DSG technology into Zavation’s pedicle screw system.

SpineGuard CEO and co-founder Pierre Jérôme said: "We are delighted to partner with Zavation for the swift introduction of dynamically guided screws into the US market.

"This partnership will provide us with a beachhead for future expansion as our enabling technology gains increased exposure and triggers new revenue streams."

The DSG technology will be incorporated into pedicle screw system, in a bid to improve accuracy, enhance spine surgery work flow and match healthcare economic trends.

The deal is the first partnership with a US domiciled spine company for SpineGuard, which allowed the firm to introduce its smart screw platform in the US market.

SpineGuard also produces FDA-cleared and CE-marked PediGuard device, which is the handheld device capable of alerting surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches.

Based in Jackson of Mississippi, Zavation is an employee-owned medical device firm that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spine products.

Image: Smart screw based on SpineGuard’s Dynamic Surgical Guidance technology. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.