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Arbutus Medical is an orthopaedic equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

Our Vision

Arbutus Medical is a surgical equipment company developing innovative devices for orthopedic surgery in low-resource environments and developing countries.

What We Do

Arbutus Medical is a surgical equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

We are passionate about making a difference in the global surgery landscape. We believe that accessible technology is a major challenge preventing hospitals from providing timely, safe  surgical   treatment to patients. To solve this problem, we have combined expert medical engineering with a unique social enterprise model in order to design and commercialize a portfolio of medical devices that empower surgeons to treat more patients, with better outcomes, at a radically reduced cost.


Our Vision

A world with health care coverage as good as cell phone service.

There is nearly one cellphone for every single human on this planet. That is close to 7.4 billion cellphones. Yet, there are still 5 billion people without access to safe surgery. That is why at Arbutus Medical, we are focused on developing safe, affordable, and reliable surgical equipment for use in low-resource settings. By providing surgeons with the tools they need, we can help provide the best possible care for patients who need it most. Join us in providing safe surgery for all.

Our Story So Far

Arbutus Medical was born out of collaboration between Biomedical Engineers at the University of British Columbia and surgeons from Canada and Uganda. The graduate program, Engineers in Scrubs, helped to pair a group of graduate students, now the founders of Arbutus Medical, with the task of aiding surgery in Uganda. 

With the support of Grand Challenges Canada and other partners, Arbutus Medical has grown rapidly   since its founding in 2014. To date, our flagship product, the Arbutus Drill Cover, has been used in over 30,000 surgeries across 15+ countries. 



It is the policy of Arbutus Medical to design and produce products and services that meet or exceed our customer requirements and expectations, and to comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements. We are committed to maintain the effectiveness of the Quality Management System by monitoring our performance against established measurable objectives and through leadership that promotes employee involvement and commitment.

Arbutus Medical is a registered establishment with the US FDA and holds an ISO13485 Quality Certificate.