angelMD Hosts Startup Pitch Event at Mazama Spine Summit

Seattle, Wash. – February 02, 2017 – Today, angelMD announced it conducted a highly successful startup pitch event just prior to the 13th Annual Mazama Spine Summit at Sun Mountain Lodge in northern Washington State. The event featured nationally recognized spine surgeons and an elite selection of med-tech startups presenting their technology innovations in friendly competition style format. The Mazama Spine Summit was founded and is hosted by noted neurosurgeon Richard Wohns, MD, JD, MBA.

“This was the perfect way to get everyone focused on innovation in advance of the meeting. This is a special conference attended by some of the most innovative and inquisitive surgeons in spine,” stated Dr. Richard Wohns, who also serves Chief Medical Officer for angelMD.

Following the pitch event, the entrepreneurs participated in a fire-side chat moderated by angelMD. Attendees were given an opportunity to dig deeper into the technologies at the heart of each company and explore the kind of assistance needed to achieve the next milestone.

“This meeting was a unique opportunity for our company to get introduced to world-class physicians in a setting that fostered strong new relationships,” said Paul Byerly, co-founder of Artoss. “The combination of the Mazama attendees, the setting and the ability of angelMD to foster connections made this a highly productive event for our company.”

The startups selected to present were:

Artoss: Advanced synthetic bone graft innovator operated by the same team behind Actifuse, which sold to Baxter for $340M. Location: Southern California

Aqueduct Critical Care: Developing disruptive products to manage Cerebral Spinal Fluid drainage. Location: Washington

Green Sun Medical: Dynamic bracing technology that will revolutionize the care of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Location: Bay Area/Colorado

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