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real-time 3D spine navigation and robotics

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.


TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

Captiva Spine Granted New Patent in the U.S. for Unique Approach to Site Preparation for Posterior SI Joint Fusion Surgery

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

TransFasten® Posterior SI  Fusion System 

Captiva Spine, Inc., developer and distributor of intuitive spine fusion devices, announced today they received “Notice of Allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTOfor their patent on a novel posterior sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion System named TransFastenSpecifically, the system’s precision form of Quadracentric carpentry which prepares the sacroiliac joint intended for an easy, safe, and repeatable SI joint fusion surgery.  

Recognizing the growing adoption of SI fusion procedures, we are committed to the continued development of differentiated and proprietary devices that clearly provide incremental improvement. This patent marks another milestone for Captiva Spine’s growing patent portfolio,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. TransFasten’s form of carpentry is truly aligned with key principles of achieving ease of use, stabilization, and fusion while utilizing a safe posterior approach. 

Posterior SI Joint Fusion – Proprietary Technique

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

“…many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation.

The TransFasten technique is intended to provide stabilization of the SI joint, with minimal disruption to anatomy, in a minimally invasive procedure. This patented Quadracentric site preparation is a form of mortise and tenon carpentry and requires one implant; many other systems require multiple implants or large screws.  TransFasten is a precision-machined allograft with a large graft window that precisely fits within the sizeable cross-joint decortication for creating biologic fusion. This posterior procedure provides a safe approach to dock minimal instrumentation. It prepares the SI joint sitwhich includes the richest proliferation of osteogenic cells while placing the implant in a predetermined position Altogether, TransFasten may potentially reducoperating room and fluoroscopy time.  

As Captiva Spine continues to introduce TransFasten, many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation, said Dr. Robert E. Lins, The Center for the Bone & Joint Surgery, and inventor of TransFasten. Because the sacroiliac joints transfer forces from the upper body to the lower extremities, they are subject to trauma and chronic degenerative changes. I truly believe the TransFasten procedure will enable the medical community to better serve their patients suffering these degenerative changes in the future.”  

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. 

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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. Above all else, 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 FactorFinding joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. 


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Captiva Spine Announces Alpha Launch of the TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System

TransFasten Posterior SI  Fusion System 

Captiva Spine is a medical device organization located in Jupiter, Florida, dedicated to creating sincere and collaborative relationships to deliver smart, elegant, and intuitive spine fusion solutions. Today, Captiva Spine is announcing the alpha launch of the TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System.  The TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System was developed in conjunction with Robert Lins, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches.

“My goal was to develop a safe and efficient posterior approach potentially reducing operative time, neurovascular complications, and achieving a quadracentric press fit that neither compresses nor expands the sacroiliac joint,” Dr. Lins explained.  “We are creating a fusion site similar to a mortise and tenon joint used in woodworking for thousands of years.” Dr. Lins continued to explain “TransFasten’s streamlined instrumentation and straightforward procedure provide for efficient joint preparation and precise press fit of a QuadraCentric Implant.”


To explain the QuadraCentric Joint Preparation simply…
A) Dock the QuadraCentric Drill Guide at the SI joint.
B) Ream the implant site.
C) Impact the QuadraCentric Implant and graft material.


“The launch of TransFasten (a posterior SI fusion system) is a key milestone in our drive to deliver clinical and economic value for patients, surgeons, and healthcare facilities,” said Dale Mitchell, President and Founder of Captiva Spine.

  • Posterior Approach – Potentially reduces operative time and Neurovascular complications.
  • Posterior Fusion Site Preparation – Allows for efficient preparation of the joint and press fit implant placement.
  • A form of “Mortise and Tenon” Stabilization of the SI Joint (a proven and established method of Architectural Stabilization) – The geometry of the TransFasten implant across the joint is designed to stabilize the motion segment without disrupting the anatomy and creating new pain generators.
  • Structural Allograft Implant – Custom allograft implant includes a large trans-joint graft window for accommodating a biologic fusion.

Training Opportunities Available. Call Captiva Spine direct at 561-277-9480.


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Captiva Spine Update: First TransFasten Cases

Captiva Spine Marks First Surgeries Using TransFasten™ Posterior SI Fusion System

Captiva Spine, Inc., which designs, manufactures and distributes elegant and intuitive spine device solutions, announces the first surgeries using the company’s proprietary TransFasten™ Posterior SI Fusion System.


Captiva Spine’s thoughtful solutions for the entire spinal column will be on display at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Annual Meeting March 7-9, 2018 in New Orleans at booth 4213.


TransFasten Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System
TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System

The first cases using the company’s proprietary TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System were successfully completed across the USA starting in December 2017.  TransFasten’s use of a favorable posterior approach will potentially reduce operative time and neurovascular complications. With proprietary QuadraCentric joint preparation, TransFasten provides multiple implant contact points for biomechanical stability during fusion.  An initial TransFasten surgeon, Dr. Pedro Ramirez, M.D. of Central Florida Neurosurgery Institute, stated “the intuitive TransFasten instrumentation allows me to place the implant accurately, utilizing a safe posterior approach while obtaining a true biologic fusion of the sacroiliac joint.”  Over the past several years there has been a resurgence in the recognition of the SI Joint as a potential source of low back pain as treatment options for SI Joint dysfunction have advanced.  Captiva Spine is committed to launch devices that align clinical and economic outcomes on behalf of all key stakeholders.  TransFasten is on a track for completion of its alpha launch, and Captiva Spine will be training additional surgeons on this posterior SI approach nationwide as early as the end of March 2018.


Inquiries from tenured professionals looking to partner with a company 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.

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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. By valuing their relationships, above all else, 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: Finding the joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm.


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