WARSAW — AcceLINX, a musculoskeletal health business accelerator, and AMB Surgical II, LLC, Dayton, Ohio, have entered into an agreement whereby AcceLINX will provide consulting services to assist in the technical and regulatory development of AMB Surgical’s novel, smart automated growing rod.
According to AMB Surgical, the FLYTETM Smart Automated Growing Rod has the potential to revolutionize treatment of scoliosis and long-bone deformities. AMB Surgical uses patented technology to electronically control the extension of rods used to direct skeletal alignment. For scoliosis treatment, the FLYTE SAGR would allow the physician to expand implanted spinal rods remotely, reducing the need for additional corrective surgeries.
For long-bone deformity correction procedures, it would eliminate the need for manual adjustments to external frames, as well as reduce the likelihood of missing adjustments. FLYTE SAGR offers the promise of reduced surgical trauma, improved ease of use, better patient outcomes, and reduced cost of care.
AMB Surgical’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Sands said the company recognizes the need for additional resources to support development and alignment with strategic commercialization partners for its innovative technology.
“We appreciate the level and scope of orthopedic medical device expertise that is available from AcceLINX to round out our team,” Mr. Sands said. “We are quickly seeing the advantages of engaging with this group of highly skilled and experienced industry professionals.”
Sheryl Conley, AcceLINX President, AMB Surgical’s technology has excellent clinical and commercial potential. “We are really excited about the technology that AMB Surgical has developed so far,” said Conley. “We look forward to working with their accomplished team to achieve a fully functioning prototype, the next key milestone in the company’s evolution expected later this year.”
Representatives from AcceLINX and AMB Surgical will be attending the AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans from March 7-9 and would welcome an opportunity to meet with parties interested in either the smart automated growing rod technology or in AcceLINX’s business acceleration services.