FDA clears Remi robot from Accelus for use with most spine surgery imaging systems

The Remi surgical robotic navigation system. [Image from Accelus]Accelus announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Remi robotic navigation system for use with GE OEC 9900 C-Arm fluoroscopic imaging systems.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Accelus designed Remi for robotic targeting and navigation. It assists surgeons with robotic-assisted pedicle screw placement in the lumbar spine. The system utilizes a near-field optical tracking camera to track spinal instruments relative to an anatomical model. This tracking is based on 3D imaging or 2D fluoroscopic images of the patient.

Remi previously received FDA clearance in February 2021 for use with the Medtronic O-arm 3D imaging system. In October 2022, it picked up clearance for use with the GE OEC 3D, Ziehm Vision RFD 3D and Stryker Airo TruCT.

“Most hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are already utilizing C-arm X-ray fluoroscopy in their surgeries, which means they do not need add…

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Spine surgery company Accelus set for $482M SPAC merger

Accelus announced that it entered into a definitive business combination agreement with CHP Merger Corp. worth approximately $482 million.

Upon the closing of the agreement — expected for early 2022 — CHP Merger Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), will be renamed Accelus. Accelus CEO & Co-Founder Chris Walsh, formerly of Stryker and NuVasive, will become the CEO of the combined company.

According to a news release, CHP Chairman Joseph Swedish, formerly of Anthem, Trinity Health, Centura and HCA Healthcare, and Alex Lukianov, who previously worked at NuVasive, BackCare Group, Smith+Nephew and Medtronic, will join the newly combined company’s board of directors.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Accelus, a commercial-stage medtech company aiming to accelerate the adoption of minimally invasive surgery as the standard of care in the spinal space, has a portfolio of spinal implants using its Adaptive Geometry Technology and a compa…

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