EDGe Surgical was granted U.S. Patent No. 10,912,483, “Handheld devices for use in medical procedures,” protecting its next-generation Awl-in-One Tap™ device.
Awl-in-One Tap is a single-use spinal surgery instrument with disposable neuromonitoring EMG and digital depth measurement built in. The device, which is under development, is intended for use when creating a screw hole pathway during posterior pedicle spinal fusion.
The patent contains 20 claims directed to orthopedic/spine navigation instrumentation, protecting NerveNAV™ technology. EDGe Surgical now holds 17 U.S. patents and 11 patents outside the U.S. on this technology, with six additional patent applications pending in the U.S. and 13 ex-U.S.
“As more and more spine fusion surgeries move to the outpatient setting, surgeons require the same safety and accuracy of placing surgical screws afforded at the inpatient setting,” said Christopher Wilson, CEO, EDGe Surgical. “The Awl-in-One Tap with NerveNAV technology aims to cost-effectively address those needs, and it is designed to also be used by larger hospitals looking to add more a more cost-effective spine navigation solution.”