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AngelMD CEO Tobin Arthur sits down with Gary Montague, PA-C, MMSC from HeartHero. HeartHero is a Denver-based company that has developed a low-cost AED and is marketing the device for use in the home. But HeartHero has a trick or two up its sleeve. Fresh off a win at the American College of Cardiology’s Innovation Challenge, Gary tells us about the genesis of HeartHero and what’s next for the company.(more…)
Congratulations are in order for AngelMD portfolio company Artoss, Inc. Artoss is a medical device company that has developed NanoBone, an advanced synthetic bone graft technology.
NanoBone was tested alone (without addition of autograft or bone marrow aspirate) in the ASTM International standardized animal model and found to be equivalent to the “gold standard” autograft in fusion rate.
James J. Cassidy, Ph.D., Managing Director of Artoss, Inc., the exclusive North American distributors for NanoBone in orthopaedic surgery, said, “The ASTM standard animal model for lumbar intertransverse process spinal fusion is a very challenging model designed to replicate clinically relevant fusion rates for iliac crest autograft in the posterolateral spine.
A majority of bone void fillers must be mixed with autograft in order to achieve equivalent fusion rates to autograft alone. We’re pleased to offer surgeons a synthetic alternative to autograft that does not require mixing with autograft or bone marrow. Using a synthetic bone void filler alone offers significant cost savings to hospitals. NanoBone stands alone.”
“NanoBone Bone Graft used as a standalone in posterolateral spinal fusion represents asignificant advancement in patient care.” said J. Eric Gee, M.D. “Eliminating the need to mix synthetic graft with autograft or to harvest and concentrate bone marrow aspirate will save time and money as well as streamline operating room procedures.”
NanoBone Bone Graft products have been used in Europe and the US for more than ten years in more than 100,000 clinical cases across all indications. They have been available in the United States through Artoss, Inc. since 2015.
Each of the following startups joined AngelMD in the past month. Check out a new company in a specific innovation category.
We’re always proud to see the work of AngelMD companies turn into success. Windpact is a Virginia-based company with 13-year NFL veteran Shawn Springs at the helm. The company has recently been featured in the NFL’s Play Smart. Play Safe. initiative. Windpact’s Crash Cloud technology can be integrated into existing products to help make them safer. From sports, to automobiles, to military equipment, the Windpact team is making a hard-hitting world a safer place.