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SeaSpine launched the Ventura NanoMetalene Interbody Device. By Laura Dyrda -
Arien Smith, MD, joined NYC Surgical Associates, which implemented new specialty services in neurosurgery and spine surgery.  By Megan Wood -
Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company, saw growth in the first half of 2015.  By Megan Wood -

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Medovex, a medical technology product developer, entered a medical advisory board member consulting agreement with European spine surgeon, Martin Deeg, MD.  By Megan Wood -
Fiagon NA, a medical technology company for surgical navigation systems, partnered with Entellus Medical, a medical technology company for sinusitis, to bring Fiagon Image Guidance Systems to the United States.  By Megan Wood -
Harris Health System in Texas appointed Parikshet A. Babber, MD, to executive vice president and chief medical officer.  By Megan Wood -
The neurosurgery practice at Butler Memorial Hospital (Pa.) has increased the hospital's admissions, according to an article in Pittsburgh Business Times.  By Megan Wood -

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Orthopedic surgeons discuss the current and upcoming trends in the orthopedic industry that raise concerns.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Brian Gantwerker, MD, FAANS, of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, Charles D. Theofilos, MD, of The Spine Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD, of Orthopaedic and Spine Center in Newport News, Va. describe the best things spine surgeons have done this year.  By Megan Wood -
Here six spine surgeons share insight about the origin of their referrals.  By Megan Wood -
ConforMIS reported a total revenue increase for the second quarter over the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
Andrew S. Chi, MD, was named chief of neuro-oncology at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and co-director of the NYU Langone Brain Tumor Center. By Laura Dyrda -
Domagoj Coric, MD, chief of neurosurgery at Carolinas Medical Center and surgeon at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, has his pulse on the developmental technologies in spine biologics and motion-preservation technology. He is currently participating in three clinical trials examining less invasive biologic disc repair as well as artificial disc replacements that improve on traditional open procedures in both clinical quality and cost. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the outcomes for vertebral compression fracture treatment in the Medicare population. By Laura Dyrda -
Steven Falowski, MD, performed the first live feed neurosurgery at St. Luke's University Health Network, according to a News Medical report. By Laura Dyrda -
Invuity named a new chief financial officer. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the impact of epidural steroids for patients undergoing percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy for disc herniation By Laura Dyrda -
OsteoVantage Co-Founder Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, was named a Health Innovators Fellow by The Aspen Institute. By Laura Dyrda -
The FDA granted clearance for Stryker's MAKO total knee application. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 19 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
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