Orthopaedic professionals can expect to hear a commercialization progress report from nearly two dozen startups at the Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference (MNVC), slated for October 23-24 in Memphis, Tennessee.
In recent years, startups have focused their innovation in spine, extremities and robotics/computer-assisted surgery, and the list of 22 companies presenting at MNVC backs that assertion. Among the companies giving pitches at the conference for the first time are 7D Surgical (spine navigation system), OrthoGrid Systems (total joint positioning) and Simplify Medical (artificial disc). Active Implants (artificial meniscus implant), Crossroads Extremities (foot and ankle plates) and Onkos Surgical (oncology-focused solutions) are three confirmed companies returning to the event.
MNVC brings together investors, strategics (mostly from large- and mid-sized device companies and supplier companies) and entrepreneurs to network, get a collective pulse on the investment and startup climate and identify new technologies.