SpineGuard adds industry expert Olsen as chairman
This article was originally published in Clinica
Pedicle screw placement specialist SpineGuard has elected orthopaedic entrepreneur Alan Olsen chairman. Mr Olsen has served as a director of SpineGuard since November 2009. He has in-depth knowledge of the orthopaedic market – he was founder and president of Danek Medical, which recorded more than $90m in orthopaedic sales in the early 1990s before merging with Sofamor and, later, being bought by Medtronic. Mr Olsen is also currently the CEO and chairman of Atlas Spine, a spinal implant company. SpineGuard markets the PediGuard device, which is designed to allow for safer pedicle screw placement in spine surgery.