Simplify Medical received its 50th U.S. patent, addressing the low-profile and anatomically-shaped design of its Simplify® cervical disc replacement.
This 50th patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,883,945, is titled Artificial Intervertebral Disc with Lower Height. Other recent patents include U.S. Patent No. 9,839,532, covering proprietary methods for inserting intervertebral discs in a less traumatic manner, and U.S. Patent No. 9,839,525, relating to implanting discs with a movable core and a protrusion for holding the core captive between endplates.
Earlier this month, the company closed an additional US $23.3MM in the second tranche of a Series B financing, for a total $44.3MM raised. Funds will support ex-U.S. commercialization and U.S. clinical trials studying the Simplify disc.
Sources: Simplify Medical; ORTHOWORLD Inc.