COMPANY

Company Overview

Simplify® Medical is a San Francisco Bay Area-based medical device company focused on the design, development and clinical testing of the most advanced cervical artificial disc for use in the spine.

Simplify Medical manufactures Simplify® Disc, a non-metallic, motion preserving cervical artificial disc designed to permit the full diagnostic imaging capability of MRI and eliminate the need for CT/Myelogram and CT imaging.

Simplify Disc is composed of advanced materials, has advanced imaging capability, superb kinematics and provides movement and function similar to that of intact natural discs, allowing motion between vertebral segments.


Management Team

David Hovda | President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hovda has nearly 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Sim- plify Medical, he served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Spine and ENT divisions of ArthroCare, where he was responsible for the commercialization of numerous products and two business units. He also worked at Medtronic in corporate development and the corporate ventures group. Mr. Hovda served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and completed two tours of duty. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.S. from Northwestern University. He is an inventor on over thirty medical device patents.

Bryan Barr | Senior Director, Operations

Mr. Barr has 20 years of experience in quality assurance, operations and research and development. Prior to joining Simplify Medical, he served in a variety of management positions for ArthroCare, Parallax Medical, and Norian. Mr. Barr also served as a materials scientist for Parallax Med- ical and Norian. He holds 17 patents and received his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA.

Yves Arramon, Ph.D. | Director, Research & Development

Dr. Arramon has 10 years of experience designing spinal implants, vertebral compression fracture systems, and minimally invasive devices. He is a published author in the field of bone mechanics and bone remodeling. Prior to joining Simplify Medical, he served as Director, Product Development at Calcitec and Senior R&D Engineer at ArthroCare, and R&D engineer at Parallax Medical. Dr. Arramon holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York and has 25 patents pending and 10 issued in his name.

Mark Alvis, DVM | Director, Quality Assurance

Dr. Alvis has nearly 20 years of experience in the preclinical assessment of medical devices and pharmaceutical agents. Prior to joining Simplify Medical, he served as General Manager of Angiotech Biomaterials, where he was responsible for all business activities at their Palo Alto, CA facility. He also worked at NeuColl Inc. in the capacity of Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Alvis holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University.

Investors

M.H. Carnegie & Co. is a venture capital, private equity and alternative asset manager based in Sydney, Australia. Its funds manage direct investments on behalf of institutions, wholesale and high net worth investors with $350 million in committed capital across several funds. For more information, visit the company’s website »


Patents

    1. 9,421,107* Anatomy accommodating prosthetic intervertebral disc with lower height
    2. 9,402,745 Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument
    3. 9,351,846 Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc
    4. 9,220,603 Limited motion prosthetic intervertebral disc
    5. 9,107,762* Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    6. 9,034,038 Motion limiting insert for an artificial intervertebral disc
    7. 9,011,544   Polyaryletherketone artificial intervertebral disc
    8. 8,974,533*  Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    9. 8,974,531   Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion
    10. 8,845,730   Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc
    11. 8,845,729*  Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    12. 8,808,384*  Anatomy accommodating prosthetic intervertebral disc with lower height
    13. 8,801,792   Posterior spinal device and method
    14. 8,771,356   Intervertebral prosthetic disc
    15. 8,764,833*  Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height
    16. 8,758,441   Vertebral body replacement and method for spanning a space formed upon removal of a vertebral body
    17. 8,734,519   Posterior spinal device and method
    18. 8,685,035   Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument
    19. 8,636,805   Artificial intervertebral disc placement system
    20. 8,506,631   Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    21. 8,486,147   Posterior spinal device and method
    22. 8,454,698*  Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    23. 8,444,695*  Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    24. 8,389,712   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    25. 8,262,732   Intervertebral prosthesis
    26. 8,206,449   Artificial intervertebral disc placement system
    27. 8,206,447   Methods and apparatus for intervertebral prosthesis insertion
    28. 8,092,538   Intervertebral prosthetic disc
    29. 8,090,428   Spinal midline indicator
    30. 8,083,797   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    31. 8,062,371*  Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    32. 8,002,834*  Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    33. 7,753,956*  Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    34. 7,731,754   Intervertebral prosthesis
    35. 7,637,913   Spinal midline indicator
    36. 7,585,326* Methods and apparatus for intervertebral prosthesis insertion
    37. 7,575,599   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    38. 7,531,001   Intervertebral prosthesis
    39. 7,442,211* Intervertebral prosthetic disc

*indicates Simplify Disc patents

Meetings & Events

2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting

CNS Annual Meeting, September 24-28, 2016, San Diego

2016 EUROSPINE

EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe – October 5-7, 2016, Berlin

2016 North American Spine Society (NASS)

NASS 31st Annual Meeting – October 26-29, 2016, Boston

44th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)

CSRS Annual Meeting, December 1-3, 2016, Toronto

2017 Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)

AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting – March 14-18, 2017, San Diego


Distributors

United Kingdom

MBA
2B, Deanway Business Park
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 3HW, UK
www.mba.eu
Tel: +44 1625 838878

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