San Mateo, California – February 14, 2017 – Levita Magnetics®, the medical technology company that is evolving surgery through Magnetic SurgeryTM, today announced it has been named by Fast Company as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health for 2017.
Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. To produce the 2017 list, Fast Company reporters surveyed thousands of enterprises across the globe to identify the most notable innovations of the year and trace the impact of those initiatives on business, industry, and the larger culture.
“We are honored that Fast Company has named Levita Magnetics one of the world’s most innovative companies,” said surgeon Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, CEO & Founder, Levita Magnetics. “It is our main goal to advance minimally invasive surgery to further improve patient outcomes. We believe Magnetic Surgery will not only make an impact on the more than 1 million cholecystectomies performed in the U.S. each year, but that this method of providing surgical retraction may provide a stepping stone to future minimally invasive surgical procedures. We are providing the technology to surgeons and institutions that want to deliver a better treatment to their patients.”
Levita Magnetics is a first time honoree on this year’s list. Other companies recognized by Fast Company as Most Innovative Companies in Health and Most Innovative Companies in Biotech this year are companies like Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson.
“These enterprises continue to set the pace for their industries, showing agility and aggressiveness that makes them undeniable,” said Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2017) is now available online at https://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2017 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 21.
About Levita Magnetics
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Levita Magnetics developed the first and only magnetic surgical platform, the Levita Magnetic Surgical System. Founded by innovator and surgeon Dr. Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, this proprietary technology is designed to evolve minimally invasive procedures, reduce pain, minimize scarring, and improve patient outcomes. It is the first magnetic surgery technology to receive CE Mark and FDA clearance.
About the Levita® Magnetic Surgical System
The Magnetic Surgical System is designed to grasp and retract the body and the fundus of the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures to facilitate access and visualization of the surgical site. The device is indicated for use in patients within a BMI range of 20 to 34 kg/m2.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.