Founded December 2014
Stage Business development
Investors Trendlines Incubators Israel, Johnson & Johnson JJDC
CEO Oren Cohen
OrthoSpin is developing and manufacturing AutoStrut, a smart robotic system for external fixation devices that eliminates the dependency on patient compliance and the need for routine manual adjustments.
Comprised of 6 motorized struts and a control box placed on top of the circular, hexapod fixation frame, OrthoSpin’s system automatically and continuously adjusts and lengthens the struts according to the prescribed treatment plan — without patient involvement.
As a result of automatic adjustments according to the physician’s treatment plan, the daily routine of patients and their families is easier and clinic visits are reduced.
The Company has successfully performed multiple clinical cases in the U.S. and Israel with the FDA-cleared OrthoSpin Generation 1 system.
See the interview with CEO Oren Cohen on Paula & Leon, Keshet TV (Hebrew).
See the interview with CEO Oren Cohen on ILTV.
See the OrthoSpin segment on an Israeli TV program (Hebrew).
CEO Oren Cohen presents at a Trendlines Showcase
See the OrthoSpin product animation.
More than 10 years’ experience with medical devices and communications companies; previously, senior positions at Neuronix, Medtronic, Spectrum Dynamics, Karmel Sonics, Qualcomm, Primesense; BSc, electrical engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Co-founder and CEO, Anchora Medical; former co-founder and CEO, InnoLap Surgical, acquired by Teleflex (NYSE: TFX); General Manager of Emergency Medicine business unit, Deep Breeze; Marketing Director; advocate; MBA (magna cum laude) Hebrew University of Jerusalem
CEO, Trimaco Surgical, major Israeli orthopedic device distributor; partner, Carevature, development of smart tools and procedures for orthopedic surgery
Practicing orthopedic surgeon with more than 13 years of experience in the medical device industry; founded OrthoSpace and NeatStitch; leading role in various early-stage companies; MD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, California
Director, Department of Orthopedics A and Pediatric Orthopedics, Galilee Medical Center, Israel
Director, Limb Deformity Correction and Lengthening Service, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
Director, Pediatric Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital, and Director, ICLL; directly trained on limb lengthening with Professor Ilizarov in Russia
OrthoSpin addresses the circular and hexapod fixation frame and other external fixation devices that use adjustable struts.
External fixation devices are often the first line of treatment for lengthening bone, setting complex fractures, and correcting deformities. Major drawbacks of these devices are the lack of patient compliance and real-time data for improved physician follow-up during the lengthy rehabilitation period.
For treatment to be effective, patients need to adjust the frame on a daily basis. This requires manually turning the struts (rods) up to four times per day to promote bone distraction (moving two segments of a bone slowly apart), growth, and healing. Manual adjustments and complicated patient training often result in misuse and non-compliance that leads to increased pain, poor clinical outcomes, and repeat surgeries.