The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2017

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Green Sun Medical

Technology: Spinal brace for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

CEO: Jamie Haggard

Website: www.greensunmedical.com

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects up to 3% of the population. For decades, the only treatment has been a rigid plastic brace meant to prevent the progression of the curve, not to correct it. Green Sun Medical is developing a tech-enabled spinal brace that applies reduction forces dynamically, both allowing the patient to move and generate the constant corrective forces necessary to reverse deformity. This is accomplished through tissue remodeling the same way orthodontic braces work on teeth. The Green Sun Medical iPad application will give physicians real-time feedback of the pressure placed on a patient, while also gathering long-term outcome information. Green Sun was the 2016 winner of the MedTech Innovator awards.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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Comments

  1. Heather, great insights on the changing needs for medtech start-ups. We were thrilled to see, Madorra, one of our collaborating partners make your top 10. Look forward to following your updates on this incredible startup space.

    • Heather Thompson says:

      They are doing some important work. Thanks, Juan. I’m excited to see the latest crop of startups for 2018 as well.

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