Just three months after raising $10 million from its IPO on the Paris Euronext Growth market, SMAIO SA (Software Machines and Adaptive Implants in Orthopedics) obtained U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its Balance Analyzer 3D surgery planning software and for its patient-specific union rods. This spinal realignment planning software uses medical imaging of the patient’s spine in an upright static position.
More than 1.6 million spinal procedures are performed in the U.S. each year and between 10% and 30% of them fail to achieve their objective, indicating that the field has abundant room for improvement. Both equipment manufacturers and the FDA hope to improve spinal surgery success rates as seen in two clearances granted on May 31.
The U.S. FDA has granted de novo approval for Bonesupport AB’s Cerament G, an antibiotic-eluting bone graft designed to osteomyelitis. The company plans to launch in the U.S. in late September or early October.