Default company panoramic image

Integral Spine Solutions

Minimally Invasive platform for interbody fusion surgery, elevating fusion surgery to a new level.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Carlsbad, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Website

Company Summary

Integral Spine Solutions based in Carlsbad CA, is developing a new disruptive technology and procedure, products for unse in Interbody fusion surgery, a $7 billion in the US alone. The Procedure we developed represents the next platform in spinal fusion positioned as the least invasive options. Our procedure will transform fusion surgery from the hospital to an Ambulatory Surgery (ASC) setting, reducing cost of surgery and care.


  • Default avatar
    Lex Jansen
    VP of Research and Development

    Lex has over 20 yrs experience in development of minimally invasive therapies including Kyphon and SpineView. He holds 17 patents, many in spine surgery

  • Default avatar
    Herbert Mertens
    President & CEO

    Herbert has over 25 yrs experience in managing medical devices. His experience includes successful startups (Micrus, Vertos, CardioGenesis) and Fortune 100 companies (Guidant, Baxter). Herbert holds several patents in spine surgery.

  • Default avatar
    Bassem Georgy MD
    CMO and Secretary

    ‒ Bassem is an Interventional Neuroradiologist with a strong focus on Spine and Pain Management. He practices at Palomar Medical Center and is the past president of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR). Bassem holds several patents in spine interventions, and is affiliated with UCSD as Assistant Professor

  • Default avatar
    Craig Coombs
    Consultant Regulatory

    ‒ Craig is the founder of Coombs Medical Device Consulting. His group specializes in hands-on, innovative, US and European regulatory strategies for startups and companies that need to change their business strategies. He was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Medtronic Spine.

  • Default avatar
    Beto Cantu
    Director R&D Access

    Beto has over 10 years R&D experience in spine including Kyphon and Vertos . He holds several patents. One of his spine tool designs is displayed in museum of history in Chicago.

  • Default avatar
    Tom Ross
    Director Business Development

    Tom has over 20 years senior level and sales & marketingexperience in interventional radiology, spinal surgery and spine/pain markets, in public, private and start up organizations.he has been a key member in 4 succesful mergers/acquisitions.


  • Default avatar
    Gunderson Dettmer, Corporate, and Mintz Levin, Intellectual Property

Previous Investors

  • Default avatar
    Individuals, e.g spine physicians