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Stand-Up Traction Systems, Inc (STS)

STS' patented vertical lumbar traction system will become the pain control solution for millions of acute & chronic, low-back pain patients.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2006
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

STS developed a patented vertical lumbar traction (VLT) system used clinically in over 1000 patients. This clinical experience confirmed VLT offers superior pain relief than horizontal lumbar traction (HLT), and VLT was effective in 88% of patients who failed HLT.
VLT will become the treatment of 1st choice in 200,000 back pain clinics, and start to be offered to millions of chronic back pain patients for long-term use at home, a huge market.


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    Jud Carlson

    Mr. Carlson has spent his entire 30+ year career in the spinal and pain management device field, stating with ten years at Medtronic as a senior sales executive, followed by ten years at Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, five as President.. He has been part of the founding management team at six startup companies and has built global strategic business relationships with surgeons, pain specialists, distributors and leading industry executives.

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    Scott Hay
    VP, Product Development

    Scott has specialized in spinal product development for the past ten years and has designd the next generation verttical lumbar traction system for StandUp Traction Systems. Scott also has started three new ventures, and has worked with Mr. Carlson for the past ten years. Additionally, Scott has built strategic relationships with dozens of spine surgeons that will benefit STS sales.

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    Tom Hooten
    VP, Business Development

    Tom Hooten has spent over 25 years in the orthopedic industry and managed Zimmer's orthopedic business in the entire state of Florida, which had $60 million in annual sales. His knowledge of the orthopedic market and relationships with hundreds of orthopedic surgeons will key STS' initial penetration into many large orthopedic clinics with their own physical therapy clinics.

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    Howard Jeck
    VP, Finance

    Howard has served large and startup companies as CFO & Controller and brings over 30 years of corporate financial management experience to STS.


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    Mike Keller
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    Howard Jeck

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