Precisive Surgical acquired by CarlsMed (2019)
Developer of Aprevo family of spine deformity correction devices to improve outcomes for adult patients
CARLSMED is leveraging AI and predictive analytics to utilize prior outcomes data for personalizing the treatment of complex adult spinal deformities. The company’s proprietary PACC platform makes surgical plans and devices tailored to the precise medical situation of every individual patient. This is transforming healthcare by finally giving spine surgeons the tools to obtain better results at a lower cost of treatment while helping adults regain their active lifestyles.

CARLSMED is currently incubating at Southern California’s most successful technology startup incubator EvoNexus and maintains offices in San Diego and Seattle. It previously was a merger between Precisive Surgical, a portfolio company of IntuitiveX, and CARLSMED.

In 2020, CARLSMED, Inc., a San Diego-based medical technology company, and Seattle-based spine imaging company Precisive Surgical announced a merger to offer the industry's first personalized surgical workflow platform.

The problem
There is an enormous amount of imaging data available for spine surgeons to take care of patients. The problem is we don’t really have an effective way to analyze this data and transform it into useful information for the surgeon to utilize to plan and perform spinal surgery.
The solution
CARLSMED is focused on building a platform that allows surgeons to harness this data to design patient-specific, and surgical plan-specific, cages and instrumentation plans using software algorithms.

CARLSMED's goal is to bridge the gap that exists between the data that is available to surgeons and the surgical plan. This will empower surgeons to optimize patient outcomes by knowing ahead of time the exact cage design and instrument plan for each patient.

Our platform will be utilized in a number of ways. We can build patient-specific and plan-specific cages as well as instrumentation plans. Surgeons can utilize these cage implants for their cases. Surgeons can have an optimal screw size and trajectory already determined prior to heading into the OR. Implant companies can refine their supply chain to effectively and efficiently provide the needed implants based on that specific patient.

This platform can be utilized as an information database for surgeons using traditional surgical techniques at a minimum. The platform will also be complementary and compatible with current surgical navigation software as well as spinal robot software such that the surgeon’s operative plan can be directly utilized within the surgical robot workflow.

The team
CEO: Mike Cordonnier
COO: Sharon Schulzki
CTO: Niall Casey
CMO: Dr. Justin Esterberg - CMO