Ceterix® Orthopaedics is singularly focused on meniscal preservation and is dedicated to providing patients every opportunity to maintain the natural health and stability of their knee. The company develops tools that help surgeons repair many of the tears that currently remain untreated or are treated by meniscectomy (meniscus removal), a procedure associated with increased risk of arthritis or total knee replacement later in life. The Ceterix NovoStitch® Plus Meniscal Repair System provides surgeons with the unique ability to repair horizontal, radial, root and other complex tears. Based in Fremont, Calif., the company is backed by investors Novo Ventures, Versant Ventures and 5AM Ventures.