SURGLASSES received FDA 510(k) Clearance for Caduceus S

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SURGLASSES announced today that Caduceus S AR Spine Navigation System has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is ready to launch its products into the US market in the first quarter of 2023. Caduceus S is an augmented reality spine navigation system that will require only few-shots of C-arm images to equip the surgeons with AR and pre-surgical planning with trajectories for spine surgery.

Caduceus S is an innovative medical technology with AR has intended use to be used in the complex spine surgeries. The system is designed to allow surgeons to superimpose the 3D spinal anatomy on a patient during surgical procedures. It equipped with multiple trackers and displays preoperative planned trajectories via 3D AR head mounted display.

Dr. Wang, Min – Liang, CEO and founder of Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology Co. Ltd., (SURGLASSES) stated “Caduceus S is the cutting-edge technology that will enhance the spine surgical procedures accuracy and solve the complexities of the spine surgeries surgeons face during the surgery”. Adding to it, “Taking into consideration the small/midsize hospitals and clinics which have limited resources, Caduceus S Spine Navigation System proves to be a vital resource for the surgeons for spine surgery”, says Dr. Wang, Min-Liang.

Caduceus S is equipped with a transparent head mounted display to enable the surgeons to have projections from the navigation system into the HMD and at the same time have 100% field view of the patient. Enabling the surgeons to have focus on to the patients rather than turning the head to look into the external monitors placed in the surgical theaters.

“Augmented Reality technology in the Spine surgery is going to be a turning point as it significantly effects the accuracy and efficiency in doing complex surgical procedures and placing implants. Caduceus S will be a game changing equipment without changing the workflow of the surgical theaters” added Dr. Wang, Min – Liang.

Caduceus S has received its Taiwan FDA (TFDA) clearance in August 2022 and is being used into the surgical procedures in Taiwan since. Results from using the Caduceus S revealed 98.2% accuracy using the Heary (thoracic) and Gertzbein (lumbar) scales. The company launched the first-in-human surgery of its Caduceus S Spine system in October 2022 in Taiwan for a scoliosis case with 58Curvature.


Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (SURGLASSES) pioneer in the medical technology based in Taiwan is a rising biotechnology company focusing on bringing new and innovative technologies to the health care sector. The vision and mission of SURGLASSES is to enrich the healthcare system with innovative devices of which Caduceus S is just the beginning.

CONTACT: Min Liang Wang, miron@surglasses.com


Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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