Carevature commenced limited U.S. launch of Dreal™ products for spinal decompression. Full launch is slated for 2017. The system is also available for sale in the EU.
Worldwide, >400 patients have been treated in clinical use with the system. Dreal's curved design is intended to support preservation of surrounding tissue, and may help obviate the need for spinal fusion.
Carevature, based in Israel, was founded in 2011. Other Israel-based spine companies making news in 2016 include:
- ApiFix, reaching a 100-patient milestone in scoliosis correction and closing a $5MM funding
- Mazor Robotics, partnering with Medtronic and launching a new Mazor X system
- NLT Spine, acquired by Seaspine
- Premia Spine, launching the ProMIS fixation system