July 20, 2017

“You Ever Hear of a Spine Transplant?”

By chirosushi In News

Simplify Medical, which is working on nonmetal spine implant technology, raised $21 million in series B funding to support two U.S. pivotal trials of its cervical artificial disc.

The investigational Simplify Disc has a ceramic core and two endplates made of a polymer called polyether ether ketone (PEEK). Designed to treat cervical degenerative disc disease, the device is in pivotal trials studying its use in one level of the spine and in two adjacent levels of the spine, according to a statement. Patients with the nonmetal implant can avoid radiation by undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rather than computed tomography (CT) imaging.

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