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About Us

“Simple products designed with cost in mind can help every hospital manage tight budgets and treat more patients.”
– Lawrence Buchan, CEO, Co-Founder
About Us

Who we are

We are a team of motivated professionals committed to providing surgical access to patients worldwide.

Arbutus Medical is named for a distinctive tree; native to the west coast where we are located.

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Our Mission

Simplify surgery to reduce costs and help healthcare providers treat patients worldwide

Our Vision

Safe surgery for every patient.

Our Story

Arbutus Medical was founded in 2014 after orthopaedic trauma surgeons from Vancouver General Hospital and a team of biomedical engineers developed an innovative surgical drill technology and a partnership with DEWALTⓇ, designed to meet the needs of low-resource hospitals, providing an affordable, efficient, reliable, and sterile solution to orthopedic surgery. This innovation led to Arbutus Medical growing its offerings and creating a line of surgical devices that are FDA-cleared and licensed by Health Canada.

Most recently, Arbutus Medical has created TrakPak®, a consumable sterile-packed procedure kit that streamlines the orthopedic trauma procedure, skeletal traction. The TrakPak® system provides unprecedented efficiency and helps hospitals avoid large capital expenditures. 

Arbutus Medical continues to innovate products using their patented DrillCover Technology and sterile-packed procedure kits alongside their surgical drill platform to help surgeons and patients globally. Today, Arbutus Medical’s products have been used by customers in 40 countries, enabling an estimated 85,000 surgeries and counting.

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Meet the people committed to this mission