Press Releases

September 20, 2023
FDA Grants Second Breakthrough Device Designation for Carlsmed® Technology

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) Carlsmed announced today that the FDA granted Breakthrough Device designation for its aprevo® technology for treatment of patients with cervical spine disease. This is Carlsmed’s second Breakthrough Device designation, complementing the company’s family of lumbar patient-specific interbody fusion devices for anterior, lateral, and transforaminal approaches.

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October 11, 2022
COMPaSS™ Personalized Spine Surgery Study Begins Enrollment

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)Carlsmed® announced today that the first patients have been enrolled in the COMPaSS™ study. COMPaSS, Clinical Outcome Measures in Personalized aprevo® Spine Surgery, is a multi-center post market prospective observational registry. The study will collect data on patients with degenerative spinal conditions and are treated surgically with Carlsmed® aprevo® devices and will track outcomes for a period of two years.

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April 19, 2022
Carlsmed® Raises $30M in Series B Funding to Scale Personalized Spine Surgery

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® announced today that it closed an oversubscribed $30M Series B funding round, led by B Capital Group, a global, multi-stage investment firm. Existing investors, U.S. Venture Partners, The Vertical Group, Cove Fund and Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, also participated in the round. The company plans to use the Series B funds to ramp commercialization of aprevo®, Carlsmed’s FDA cleared personalized surgical devices.

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October 19, 2021
CMS Grants Transitional Pass-Through (TPT) Payment for Carlsmed®'s aprevo® Personalized Interbody Devices

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® announced today that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted aprevo® a Transitional Pass-Through (TPT) payment as part of the quarterly update of the 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. The aprevo® Personalized Interbody Devices were the only devices to receive TPT status in this update. The pass-through payment provides outpatient facilities with an incremental Medicare payment for procedures in which aprevo® is used.

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October 1, 2021
Carlsmed® Announces aprevo® Launch and NTAP Reimbursement

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® , Inc., announced today the U.S. launch of the aprevo® patient-specific spine technology and the New Technology Add-On Payment (NTAP) reimbursement.


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September 29, 2021
Carlsmed® aprevo® Wins Spine Technology Award

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® announced today that aprevo® has been recognized by Orthopedics This Week with the prestigious Spine Technology Award. This award was presented at a ceremony today at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Boston. The award is given annually to exemplary and innovative spine surgery products that improve spine care, as judged by a panel that includes leading spine surgeons. Early clinical data supporting aprevo® is being presented at NASS during the Innovative Technologies Session.


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July 28, 2021
Carlsmed® and the International Spine Study Group Foundation Announce Long-term Partnership

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® , Inc., a commercial stage medical device technology company, is announcing today that it has partnered with the International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF), the premier study group on adult spinal deformity, to collect data on surgical treatment with personalized interbody devices. Long term outcomes data will be collected to assess the role of aprevo® devices in improving patient outcomes and reducing postoperative complications.


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February 23, 2021
World’s First aprevo® Personalized Spine Surgery Performed Using the Only Available Spine Technology with FDA Breakthrough Designation

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® , Inc. is announcing today that the first aprevo patient specific spinal surgery has been successfully performed. Christopher Ames, M.D., director of spinal tumor and spinal deformity surgery at UC San Francisco Medical Center, assisted by Patrick Maloney, M.D., performed this landmark surgical procedure.


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December 08, 2020
Carlsmed® aprevo® Granted Unprecedented Decision by FDA

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carlsmed® , Inc., today announced it has been granted 510(k) clearance and Breakthrough Device Designation by the FDA for its aprevo patient specific interbody devices for the correction of adult spinal deformity. The Carlsmed® aprevo® device is the first implant ever to receive both Breakthrough Device Designation and 510(k) market clearance from the FDA.


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