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Anthem Orthopaedics VAN, LLC

The Variable Angle Nail treats the problem of short leg and weakness from hip fracture fixation mal-alignment in 70,000 patients/year.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Los Altos, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2008
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

The company designs, manufactures, and will distribute an adjustable nail that solves the problem of intra-operative errors that occur in 10% of the 700,000 hip fractures per year. Orthopaedic surgeons will have to use the VAN in all cases. Because of its unique design, it significantly decreases the on-shelf unused inventory. VAN Does not change current surgical workflow of our Surgeon users.


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    Amir Matityahu, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, UCSF, CA, Co-founder and board of directors member of PDP Holdings, LLC, and MBM Holdings, LLC. He is on the clinical board for United Heath Care and Siemens. Technology development experience for 10 years from idea inception to launch and negotiation for exit. At SFGH he is the Director of Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma and Reconstruction.

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    R. Trigg McClellan, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA, Co-founder and board of directors member of PDP Holdings, LLC and MBM Holdings, LLC. Experience with research and design of orthopaedic trauma and spine implants of over 10 years. He has had experience that spans the range of idea inception through 510k approvals. He is the Co-director of Spinal Surgery

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    Ben Clawson

    Experienced technology specialist who has developed dozens of successful devices in multiple device markets. He has managed innovative technology initial concept, market research, risk management, regulatory management, and fund raising. He has worked with Boston Scientific, Dako Cytomation, Covidien, Life Technologies, MDS Analytical, Medtronic, Varian Medical, VidaCare, Acueity, Artemis, and many others.

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    Jeffery Polack, MBA
    VP Sales and Marketing

    Successful executive marketing, clinical, product and business development. He has been VP of Marketing at SI-BONE, Inc., Axis Surgical, Inc. Experience in strategic planning, clinical development, pre-commercial and commercial marketing, and sales. Principal at Venture Marketing Consulting where he has provided guidance to OrthoKinematics, Pacific BioSystems, Vascular Control Systems, and Skeletal Kinetics.


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    Casey McGlynn, WSGR, Palo Alto, CA