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Captiva Spine announces an exclusive strategic partnership with REMEX Medical for Spine Navigation and Robotics, adding to their expanding product portfolio

Spine Navigation and Robotics: Exclusive Strategic Partnership 

Captiva Spine is a medical device organization located in Jupiter, Florida, dedicated to delivering smart, elegant, and intuitive spinal fusion solutions. They announced today its long-term exclusive strategic partnership with REMEX Medical, a developer of advanced navigation and robotics technologies located in Taichung, Taiwan; for real-time 3D spine navigation with future developments in practical robotic solutions.

Captiva Spine looks forward to serving the substantial demand and need for both navigation and surgical robots for spinal applications. For underserved hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) throughout the U.S., this technology will serve as a platform to expand the company’s products and services with enhanced enabling technology to support MIS technology.  Specifically, Captiva Spine will be starting with their CapLOX Pedicle Screws, TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screws, and TransFasten Posterior SI joint fusion system.

Future Developments in Spine Navigation and Robotics

Nelson Lin, CEO of REMEX Medical, said, “we are very pleased to enter the US marketplace with our new strategic partner, Captiva Spine. We share an enthusiasm and commitment to providing ongoing advancements for the betterment of spine care. REMEX has been researching and developing this platform for eight years with proven clinical performance.”

The navigation system has 510(k) clearance from the FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and is available for commercial use. The navigation unit is a small on-site unit for more facilities looking to take advantage of the benefits of readily available, easy-to-use spine navigation. This model offers physicians, orthopedics, and neurosurgeons easy-to-use, cutting-edge technology to pre-plan and visualize their surgical approach. This platform utilizes preoperative CT scans and rapid intraoperative registration for accurate real-time 3D navigation with limited radiation exposure to staff and patients.

Cost-Effective, Real-Time 3D Navigation and Robotics that’s user-friendly

The spine navigation platform will be demonstrated at Captiva Spine’s booth (#3731) at the 2022 North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL, October 12-14.

“This platform for spine navigation helps fulfill our commitment to being a clinical and economical solution with advanced enabling technology for spine care,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. “We plan to have a technically advanced navigation platform to improve spine procedural efficiency and be economically feasible for the growing number of ASCs and specialty hospitals throughout the United States,” Mitchell continued.

Improving and Expanding the Spine Navigation Platform

Spine Navigation allows surgeons to oversee the precise placement of MIS pedicle screws while situated directly at the operation site, guided by navigation technology. “Our goal is to provide a technology for reproducibility of screw accuracy and placement with higher confidence and safety in difficult areas is also a goal in mind, as well as improving screw insertion times, especially in cases of difficult anatomy,” said Mitchell.

Captiva Spine is planning to expand the system’s capabilities to include robotics. Both platforms are intended to improve the reproducibility and accuracy of applicable procedures to meet the growing demand for enabling solutions worldwide.

Inquiries from physicians and industry professionals looking to incorporate intelligent and innovative technologies into their offerings are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted directly by phone at 561-277-9480. 

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine is a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007.  Captiva Spine supports spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities.  In providing patients with progressive spinal care and an obsessive focus on quality, they strive to create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships. Valuing their relationships fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of high-quality, smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically. While never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor, they find joy in their daily lives and serve the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm.


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Captiva Spine Announces TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screw Receives Clearance

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Captiva Spine Receives Clearance to Market TowerLOX-EXT Extended Tab Pedicle Screws

Jupiter, FL, September 2018 – Captiva Spine, Inc., which designs, manufactures and distributes elegant and intuitive spine fusion solutions announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market TowerLOX-EXT® MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screw complementing its TowerLOX® MIS Pedicle Screw System.

TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screw

TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screws provide the narrow insertion of an extended tab pedicle screw and the versatility, reliability, and security of a tower-based MIS pedicle screw.  TowerLOX-EXT’s narrow insertion path coupled with TowerLOX’s patented articulating rod delivery/reduction options expand the capabilities of the system.  Most notably, TowerLOX-EXT allows percutaneous tower attachment after the extended tabs have been removed, establishing a new standard for MIS pedicle screw systems. This is especially important intraoperatively, or for use when extending the fusion at a later date.

Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine, stated “The design rationale and goals developed with our surgeon collaborators guided the creation of TowerLOX-EXT Extended Tab Pedicle Screw.  Our intent was to reduce insertion pathway, eliminate counter-torque wound expansion, and retain the versatility provided by TowerLOX’s unique instrumentation for rod delivery, rod reduction, and spondylolisthesis reduction.”

TowerLOX® MIS Pedicle Screw System already supports MIS, mini-open, and open cases with simple and less invasive rod insertion (using patented Pivotec® Technology) and efficient internal/external rod reduction. TowerLOX-EXT screws provide 15mm of controlled built-in rod reduction above the break-off and in-situ tower attachment capabilities provide a MIS rescue/revision option not available with other extended tab systems.

Captiva Spine’s TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screw is one of five new product launches that will be featured at Booth 1649 during the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles, September 26-28, 2018.

Inquiries from tenured distribution professionals looking to partner with a company to build a relationship for the long run are always welcome.

For sales, contact:
Chip Jones, Director of Sales and Marketing
chip.jones@captivaspine.com or 561-277-9480 ext. 725
or via their website www.captivaspine.com/contact-us.

About Captiva Spine, Inc.

As a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007, Captiva Spine supports spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities in providing patients with progressive spinal care and an obsessive focus on quality.  They strive to create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships. By valuing their relationships above all else, it fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of high quality, smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions. As a family of industry professionals, Captiva Spine takes pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor: Finding the joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm.

This Press Release can be found at PRWeb.com and is also featured on: OrthoSpineNews, Becker’s Spine Review, Spine-Market.com, TheSpineMarketGroup.com

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MIS Pedicle Screw Systems Receive Additional Clearance For Larger Diameter Pedicle Screws

Captiva Spine Larger Diameter Pedicle Screw

Captiva Spine’s MIS Pedicle Screw Systems Receive Additional FDA Clearance for Larger Diameter Pedicle Screws

Captiva Spine, Inc., announced today that they have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for larger diameter screws within their TowerLOX MIS Pedicle Screw System and CapLOX II Pedicle Screw System. The additions to their systems include 8.5mm and 9.0mm Polyaxial Screws (non-cannulated, cannulated and reduction) for MIS, Mini-Open and Open cases in 30mm-100mm lengths, while maintaining all of the same instrument compatibilities to the implant. The expansion of Captiva Spine’s line of cannulated and non-cannulated pedicle screws is an example of the company’s promise to continuously provide improvements and enhanced capabilities on behalf of surgeons and patients.

Dale Mitchell, President and Founder of Captiva Spine stated, “We are pleased to know that after successfully supporting over 5000 surgeries with Captiva Spine pedicle screws, that surgeons have come to know our company as providing thoughtful and elegant systems combined with reliable solutions for the growing and diverse clinical needs in spine care.” During the recent introduction of the newest MIS rod inserters, Captiva Spine’s Director of Research and Development, Dennis Ty, said “PivoQuik and PivoRod LP Inserters have been performing as expected, which has resulted in a bigger than expected demand for our reliable rod inserter tools and method.”

In addition to exhibiting at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Annual Meeting this week (March 2-4) in Orlando, FL, Captiva Spine has recently updated their TowerLOX web page to include the system enhancements and a new animation to show the PivoQuik inserter in action (www.captivaspine.com/towerlox). Other additions to their website include information about bioactive glass and their newly distributed product, FIBERGRAFT® BG Morsels and Putty. Inquiries from tenured professionals looking to partner with a company that values integrity, commitment, and collaboration to build a relationship for the long run are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted direct by phone at 561-277-9480 or via their website.

About Captiva Spine, Inc.
Captiva Spine is a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007. Captiva Spine designs innovative medical and surgical apparatus, appliances, devices and instruments to support spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities.  They strive to provide patients with progressive spinal care devices with an obsessive focus on quality and they create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships.  Valuing their relationships, above all else, fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions.  Captiva Spine consults with clients, providing valuable research information related to the design of surgical devices and instruments. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor: Finding the joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. Captiva Spine – Strength Through Connections.

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This Press Release can be found on PR.com and is also featured with Becker’s Spine, Helio, and Orthopedic Design & Technology.

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TowerLOX MIS Pedicle Screw System Enhancements Receive Clearance

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Captiva Spine’s TowerLOX MIS Pedicle Screw System Receives Clearance for Enhanced Rod Insertion and Reduction

Captiva Spine, Inc., a medical device organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sincere, honest, collaborative relationships to deliver smart, elegant, and intuitive spinal solutions, announced today it has received 510(K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its enhanced TowerLOX MIS Pedicle Screw System.

These enhancements to the TowerLOX Pedicle Screw System’s already smooth, reliable and predictable tower system for MIS spine surgery include:

  • PivoQuik™ Rod Inserter (patent pending) and Tower Guide offer simple and quick rod alignment and placement.
  • Modular Open Tower – proprietary locking mechanisms (patent pending) designed to prevent inadvertent tower detachment and allow for rod insertion and visualization through the central shaft of the tower.
  • Reduction Set Screw Driver – allows for rod reduction through the tower without wound expansion while simultaneously driving the set screw thus reducing unnecessary steps.
  • PivoRod LP™ (low profile) – provides efficient rod angle adjustment and “fiddle free” detachment for the inserter.

Captiva Spine continues to add new capabilities to the TowerLOX MIS Pedicle Screw System for surgeons who appreciate controlled, repeatable, and less invasive rod delivery and reduction. Dale Mitchell, President and Founder of Captiva Spine said, “We’ve obsessively invested time collaborating with leading MIS spine surgeons, discovered new resources through our vendor partners, and delivered coordinated enthusiasm through all aspects of this project.” Mitchell also stated that, “During our collaborations with numerous spine surgeons it became very clear that aside from creating a thoughtful and elegant MIS pedicle screw system, it was very important that these enhancements allowed the surgeon to approach challenging surgical situations with confidence.”

Captiva Spine is also excited to present its recently re-designed website www.captivaspine.com, an improved tool for better communication. Inquiries from tenured professionals looking to partner with a company that values integrity, commitment, and collaboration to build a relationship for the long run are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted direct by phone at 561-277-9480 or via their website www.captivaspine.com/contact-us.

About Captiva Spine, Inc.
Captiva Spine is a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007. Captiva Spine designs innovative medical and surgical apparatus, appliances, devices and instruments to support spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities.  They strive to provide patients with progressive spinal care devices with an obsessive focus on quality and they create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships.  Valuing their relationships, above all else, fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions.  Captiva Spine consults with clients, providing valuable research information related to the design of surgical devices and instruments. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor: Finding the joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. Captiva Spine – Strength Through Connections.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT TOWERLOX

This Press Release can be found at PR.com and is also featured on RYOrtho.comHealio, and Becker’s Spine.