Research & Development


Clínica Vertebra has teaching activities in several Universities in different Continents:

  • Universitat de Barcelona ( UB ) Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  • Semmelweiss University. Budapest, Hungary.
  • National Taiwan University. Medical College Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
  • National Seoul University. Seoul, South Korea.
  • Abaçidem University. Itanbul, Turkey.
  • Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas, USA


Clínica Vertebra develops research programs in the fields of Regenerative Medicine and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, carrying out controlled clinical trials and developing new technologies in both areas.

The innovative capacity of Clínica Vertebra is backed by almost 40 years of continuous service to patients suffering from chronic pain.

Clínica Vertebra is in full development of the physical concept of Directional Radiofrequency, which coins a new physical concept of application and emission of the different types of Radiofrequency:


Clínica Vertebra has developed Innovative Organizational Systems in the specialty of Pain Interventionism and has instruments patented by the US Patent Agency for the resolution of different Degenerative Pain Syndromes, in particular Spinal Stenosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other neuropathies due to entrapment, etc.


  • Patent (Ruiz-Lopez, R & Racz, NS) RULO Cannulae for Directional Radiofrequency. US Patent Agency. Patent No: US 9,265,563 B2. Date of Patent: Feb 23, 2016
  • Patent (Ruiz-Lopez, R & Park) Percutaneous Lumbar Extraforaminotomy. US Patent Agency. Patent No: US 9,649,129 B 2. Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
  • Patent (Ruiz-Lopez, R & Racz, NS) RULO Protective Working Channel. US Patent Agency. (Submitted April 2023)


Clínica Vertebra actively advises the following Manufacturing Industries and Medical Companies:

  • Epimed International Inc. Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Medical IP. Company for the development of Imaging Systems in Metaverse. Seoul. South Korea.