The next generation of surgical navigation technology
Proprio’s breakthrough ParadigmTM surgical navigation system offers a new way for surgeons to be more effective and efficient, particularly in complex procedures such as spine surgery, for which the company recently received its FDA 510(k) clearance. DCVC is proud to continue backing Proprio as it announces its $43M Series B, which will allow the company to move decisively into commercialization while continuing its impressive track record of technical innovation.
Proprio’s system not only provides a data-rich experience — akin to a 3D version of Google Maps — to help surgeons visualize and navigate procedures, but also:
Being able to look around objects obscuring the surgeon’s field of view and create a dataset second to none for potential training and success predictions is a game changer.
To date, Proprio has met and exceeded every expectation we as investors had when we led the Series A funding three years ago. Lightfield-based navigation will prove to be a superior approach to every surgical vision system on the market today, and the company has been approached by hundreds of surgeons wishing to use the system. With this funding, that process can start.
Proprio represents an enormous commercial opportunity that demonstrates DCVC’s deep tech thesis: the company is using scientific and computational advantages to deliver better surgical outcomes to greater numbers of people with lower systemic costs. This has the power to improve and save lives everywhere.
Alan Cohen is a General Partner at DCVC.