Founded Q1 2021
Stage In Formation, Technology Development
Investors The Trendlines Group, Trendlines Medical Singapore
TendonPlus Medical is developing a solution to prevent sutures from cutting into the tendon, thereby reducing the chances for post-rotator cuff surgery failure.
10 years of product development experience in conceptual-to-validation projects.
B.Sc. Life Science and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering . 4 years experience in developing soft robotics arm. Avid rock climber who suffered a few sports injuries.
In United States alone, there are 33 million musculoskeletal injuries suffered by individual every year and about half of these injuries of involve the tendons, ligaments and joint capsular. One of the more common procedures involving tendon or ligament is the Rotator cuff repair, with an estimated 300,000 procedures performed in the USA annually (Idata research). The failure rates for rotator cuff repairs can be very high, and re-tears in repairs are not uncommon. In general, 40% of repairs fail within 12 months. ( Carr, A. J., Cooper, C. D., Campbell, M. K., Rees, J. L., Moser, J., Beard, D. J., Fitzpatrick, R., Gray, A., Dawson, J., Murphy, J., Bruhn, H., Cooper, D., & Ramsay, C. R. (2015). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair [the UK rotator cuff surgery (UKUFF) randomized trial]. Health Technology Assessment, 19(80), 1–217. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta19800)