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, allowing for advanced imaging capability, superb kinematics and provides movement and function similar to that of intact natural discs.

Management Team

David Hovda | President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hovda has nearly 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Simplify 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 Medical 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 »

LSP is one of Europe’s largest and most experienced healthcare investment firms with over 25 years of nurturing and growing healthcare investment opportunities with the potential to have a positive impact on society. LSP has offices in Amsterdam, Munich and Boston. For more information, visit the company’s website »

Sectoral Asset Management is a healthcare specialist managing public and private equity portfolios. Sectoral has one of the world’s longest track records in managing biotech equities and is a sub-advisor of numerous healthcare and biotech funds offered by partners in Europe, North America, and Asia. For more information, visit the company’s website »

Press

    1. 9,839,532*   Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion
    2. 9,839,525*   Intervertebral prosthesis
    3. 9,827,108     Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    4. 9,788,965     Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    5. 9,687,355     Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    6. 9,668,878     Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height
    7. 9,655,741     Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    8. 9,554,917     Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    9. 9,439,775*   Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height
    10. 9,439,774     Intervertebral prosthetic disc
    11. 9,421,107*   Anatomy accommodating prosthetic intervertebral disc with lower height
    12. 9,402,745     Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument
    13. 9,351,846     Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc
    14. 9,220,603     Limited motion prosthetic intervertebral disc
    15. 9,107,762*   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    16. 9,034,038     Motion limiting insert for an artificial intervertebral disc
    17. 9,011,544     Polyaryletherketone artificial intervertebral disc
    18. 8,974,533*   Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    19. 8,974,531     Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis insertion
    20. 8,845,730     Posterior prosthetic intervertebral disc
    21. 8,845,729*   Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    22. 8,808,384*   Anatomy accommodating prosthetic intervertebral disc with lower height
    23. 8,801,792     Posterior spinal device and method
    24. 8,771,356     Intervertebral prosthetic disc
    25. 8,764,833*   Artificial intervertebral disc with lower height
    26. 8,758,441     Vertebral body replacement and method for spanning a space formed upon removal of a vertebral body
    27. 8,734,519     Posterior spinal device and method
    28. 8,685,035     Intervertebral prosthesis placement instrument
    29. 8,636,805     Artificial intervertebral disc placement system
    30. 8,506,631     Customized intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    31. 8,486,147     Posterior spinal device and method
    32. 8,454,698*   Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    33. 8,444,695*   Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    34. 8,389,712     Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    35. 8,262,732     Intervertebral prosthesis
    36. 8,206,449     Artificial intervertebral disc placement system
    37. 8,206,447     Methods and apparatus for intervertebral prosthesis insertion
    38. 8,092,538     Intervertebral prosthetic disc
    39. 8,090,428     Spinal midline indicator
    40. 8,083,797     Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption
    41. 8,062,371*   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    42. 8,002,834*   Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    43. 7,753,956*   Prosthetic disc for intervertebral insertion
    44. 7,731,754     Intervertebral prosthesis
    45. 7,637,913     Spinal midline indicator
    46. 7,585,326*   Methods and apparatus for intervertebral prosthesis insertion
    47. 7,575,599     Intervertebral prosthetic disc with metallic core
    48. 7,531,001     Intervertebral prosthesis
    49. 7,442,211*   Intervertebral prosthetic disc

*indicates Simplify Disc patents

Meetings & Events

2018 Annual Meeting International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
April 11-13, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Booth #200

2018 Annual Meeting State of Spine Surgery Think Tank
June 21-23, Aruba

2018 Annual Meeting North American Spine Society (NASS)
September 26-29, Los Angeles, CA

Distributors

Germany
Paradigm Spine, GmbH
Eisenbahnstrasse 84
D-78573 Wurmlingen
de.paradigmspine.com
Tel: +49 (0) 7461.96 35 99.0