Carlsmed, a San Diego-based medical technology company that’s developing personalized spinal implants, has merged with Precisive Surgical, a spine imaging system startup in Seattle.

The combined company, which will operate in San Diego under the Carlsmed name, aims to create a platform that will use imaging recognition technology, 3D printing, and other tools to allow virtual surgery to be performed preoperatively to guide surgical workflow, including the development of patient-specific implants.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

“Today’s imaging for severe spinal deformities is primarily used for diagnostic purposes only,” said Mike Cordonnier (pictured), Carlsmed’s CEO, in a statement about the merger…. Read more »