KAHTNU Surgical (formerly Axis360 Surgical) completed a $2.15 million Series A financing round led by Kinetic Medical. Funds will support expansion of worldwide sales and marketing efforts and product development for spine applications.
The company also partnered with United Kingdom-based Ortho Consulting Group to establish KAHTNU Surgical sales channels ex-U.S.
KAHTNU's portfolio includes the KASILOF Cervical Plate, CHENA-C PEEK Spacer and TALKEETNA Pedicle Screw systems (latter is pictured above).
Based in Soldotna, Alaska, the company changed its name from Axis360 Surgical in July 2020. "This rebranding strategy more closely reflects the company's origins as an Alaska company and the spirit of independence that is deeply ingrained in the Alaskan culture," said Craig Wilcox, President and CEO. "The word 'Kahtnu' is the native Athabascan's name for the Kenai River, which runs through the beautiful Kenai Peninsula where our company was formed."
"This funding will accelerate the company's ability to establish quality sales channels in the U.S. and aggressively expand our product development capabilities," Wilcox added. "KAHTNU Surgical is committed to product development that harnesses existing and emerging technologies to improve outcomes for spine and orthopedic surgeons and their patients," notes Wilcox.