#18 of 100 - Zygofix
ZygoFix has developed a proprietary approach to spinal stabilization and spinal fusion. zLOCK is a simple, elegant 3D-printed spinal fusion implant, which makes it the least invasive option for one of the most common spine surgeries.
Lower back pain is the biggest cause of chronic pain in the US, accounting for 27% of total chronic pain reports. Statistics show that eight out of 10 Americans will have back problems at some time during their life. Americans spend ~$50 billion on back pain treatment and ~$100 billion in indirect annual costs due to back pain.
As more of us spend more of our lives sitting, hunched over laptops, the prevalence of chronic back pain is only going to increase and solutions such as that offered by Zygofix are only going to become more critical.
CEO Ofer Levy explained: "Our zLOCK system can further simplify the procedures done today and make them safer. We believe the zLOCK system takes an additional step in that direction: shorter procedure time, shorter hospital stays, lower overall costs."
Zygofix was selected as one of the winners of the 2019 MassChallenge Israel startup competition.