An innovative disposable and
radiolucent spinal retractor –
for minimally invasive surgical
Meni-Med's expansible spinal retractor heralds a breakthrough for spinal surgery.
With micron retraction capability, allowing for minimal incision and non-traumatic tissue access, and with additional unique features beneficial for both surgeons and patients – Meni-Med's retractor brings minimally invasive surgical procedures to a higher level.
With its team of highly skilled experts, Meni-Med has developed a spinal retractor intended to answer the needs of surgeons, patients and other health care professionals.
Meni-Med's vision is to provide a high-quality and cost effective micron-movement minimally invasive retractor capable of fulfilling all requirements relevant to minimally invasive spinal surgeries.
Key Features and Benefits
  • Unique design and capabilities which minimize tissue disruption
    when accessing and working in the surgical site.
  • Built-in lighting, X-ray translucent materials and digital video camera
    access availability – all provide unparalleled visualization of the
    surgical site.
  • Flexible angulations allow a variety of depths on the circumference
    of the working channel and provide unequaled access to spinal
  • Total control over size, shape and depth of the surgical
    site – allows accurate single and multi level access.
  • Intuitive and user friendly.
  • Low manufacturing costs.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic, symptomatic back pain, and in the USA alone
hundreds of thousands of spinal surgeries are performed each year. Studies show that the incidence
of spinal disorders is on the rise.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are the fastest growing segment within the spinal surgery
market. For patients, minimally invasive spine surgery may reduce post-operative pain and contribute
to shorter recovery time and less long-term damage.
While other existing retractors used to access and maintain visualization of the surgical site still cause
significant paraspinal tissues (PST) damage, Meni-Med's unique retractor aims to reduce such damage
and therefore result in less post-operative pain, the patient's quick return to normal daily activity and
less long-term damage.
Moreover, the use of Meni-Med's retractor results in shorter surgery times and facilitates the delicate
yet arduous work of the surgeons in various respects; From the minor incision and controlled access
to the surgical site, through multi-level access in different spinal anatomies, with illuminated optimal
visibility, recording capabilities (beneficial also for teaching and legal purposes) and radiolucent
abilities, to the convenient removal and disposal of the device.
Clinical trials with the device were successfully carried out, under Helsinki approval,
at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
Initial prototypes of the device have been granted patents from the US and Europe,
and further patents are pending.
Yossi De-Levie. An entrepreneur
with more than 35 years of
experience in management,
product development and
Dr. David Michaeli, MD, PhD,
co-founder, inventor.

An award-winning neurologist
and neurosurgeon,
Rabin Medical Center.
Michael Michaeli,
co-founder, inventor.

An accomplished
aeronautics engineer.
Meni-Med is backed by parent VC company, Microdel Ltd., which selects, funds and nurtures businesses with high potential for marketability,
growth and profitability in the global market.
Microdel creates value with active ownership and close professional involvement throughout the product lifecycle—from concept definition,
through product and business development, to market introduction and penetration.