cultivate(MD) Announces Investment Into Magnesium Development Company

HOLLAND, Mich., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Genesis Innovation Group’s cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II, LP, a fund focused on investments into early stage healthcare companies with innovative technologies, announces its investment into Magnesium Development Company (MDC), a company with a breakthrough magnesium (Mg) alloy technology.

MDC set out to solve what seemed to be an unsolvable problem; the need for a material for use in multiple applications within orthopedics that provides appropriate strength for a given indication while not interfering with imaging or the need for future hardware removal procedures. MDC’s solution is an exclusive and proprietary technology that combines the strength and handling properties of metal with complete and controllable absorption. The company’s many targeted devices will include interference screws for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, sports medicine anchors, various plates, screws, and wires addressing foot and ankle procedures, as well as trauma applications.

Don Running, Vice President of R&D for MDC said, “Our magnesium technology provides optimal characteristics not found in existing soft tissue fixation devices, including high strength, controlled absorption and promotion of regrowth of host tissue. The fact that this material has the same mechanical strength as 316L stainless steel, while at the same time being resorbable, makes it a true marvel of scientific advancement. In addition, our proprietary method of manufacturing provides mechanical strength at least 2X that of PEEK, a well-known performance polymer used in orthopedic indications.”

Rob Ball CEO of MDC said, “MDC continues to make great progress with this exciting alloy technology. The fundraising allows us to continue to accelerate and expedite the final preparations and the necessary material builds for initiation of human use later this year. We are truly grateful to be working with the Genesis team, who has deep expertise in orthopedics.”

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As a medical device venture capital fund, cultivate(MD) is dedicated to bringing emerging health care innovations to market, with a special focus on medical device and orthopedic technologies. cultivate(MD) is focused on investing in early stage healthcare companies with innovative technologies that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness.

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