Carlsmed is the first and only company to use patient outcome data to create personalized surgical plans and personalized implants for spine surgery. Carlsmed provides personalized solutions to decrease surgery time, decrease healthcare cost, and improve patient outcomes.
2020 — Cool Company
Carlsmed is positively disrupting the $60B musculoskeletal device market by utilizing prior patient outcome data to create personalized surgical plans and devices to achieve those plans. The first application of the platform technology is to reduce surgical time, reduce cost, and improve patient outcomes for spine fusion surgery for adults.
The proprietary system developed by Carlsmed allows surgeons to upload patient imaging, receive a personalized surgical plan created with Machine Learning technology, and receive 3d printed, personalized spine fusion devices that are delivered sterile to the OR in two weeks or less.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
Our surgeon advisors have published more than 1000 clinical papers and our team has more than 100 years collective MedTech industry experience. Based on this experience, surgical intervention for complex spine surgery often times cannot achieve the pre-operative plan with conventional medical devices.
The Carlsmed system is designed to create the medical devices to achieve the pre-operative plan.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
We give patients the option for a personalized spine fusion procedure at the same cost as the current standard of care.
What else do you want us to know?
More than 1.6 million people in the US seek treatment for symptomatic adult spinal deformity.
BEHIND THE COMPANY
Founder/CEO: Mike Cordonnier
What is your company's secret sauce?
We have 10+ patents pending for our methods and devices. Our management team has more than 100 years of MedTech industry experience. Our spinal deformity correction algorithms and closed loop machine learning has been co-developed with the world's leading spine surgeons.
What inspired you (CEO/Founder) to start/run this company?
I was inspired by the surgical experience of several family members to create a business for personalized spine surgery devices.
What's the best entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Fall in love with the problem that you are solving, not the product you are building.
What's the worst entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Do something easy for your first venture.
What sets your company culture apart?
We are obsessed with changing the standard of care for surgery and have a lot of fun doing it!
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