Pioneer Surgical Technology

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Pioneer Surgical Technology
Industry Medical technology
Founded 1992
Headquarters Marquette, Michigan
Key people
Daniel H. Webber, President and CEO
Products Medical devices
Number of employees

Pioneer Surgical Technology, based in Marquette, Michigan, United States, is Michigan's largest private medical technology company. The company was founded in 1992 by Matthew Songer and its first major product was the Songer Cable, used in spine surgeries. The Songer Cable was featured in the book, "Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries: From Impact to Rehabilitation."[1]

Pioneer Surgical has since developed products in the spine, biologics, orthopedics, and cardio-thoracic markets. Pioneer has facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe and employs nearly 300 people.

In 2007, Pioneer acquired Angstrom Medica, a Massachusetts-based medical company focused on nanotechnology[2] and Encelle, A North Carolina-based company researching and developing tissue regeneration products. [1]

Pioneer was acquired in July 2013 by RTI Biologics, which was then renamed RTI Surgical.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Orthopaedics News named it a "Top Company to Watch" in 2005.
  • Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm visited Pioneer in 2005 and cited Pioneer as an example of job creation in the Upper Peninsula. [2]

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