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Here are eight devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Intellirod Spine has secured more than $1 million in additional equity financing from new and existing investors.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Medtronic invested in Mazor and the robotic spine technology’s new product, Mazor X. However, the robot is still expensive for providers in a value-based world. In a Seeking Alpha report, Avinash Menon discusses the shift toward features-based pricing. By Laura Dyrda -

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Researchers analyzed whether common medical conditions impacted anterior lumbar interbody fusion outcomes, according to a Clinical Spine Surgery-published study.  By Megan Wood -
Spine surgeon Jeff A. Lehmen, MD, will join the International Association of HealthCare Professionals.  By Megan Wood -
Neurosurgeon William Tobler, MD, discussed his experience using TranS1's AxiaLIF in a TranS1 YouTube video. Dr. Tobler serves patients at The Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic in Cincinnati.  By Megan Wood -
In an interview on the Alan Colmes Show, a Fox News Radio show, former presidential candidate Ben Carson, MD, claimed that he has rejected offers to serve as the country's surgeon general, according to The Hill.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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A new study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines liposomal bupivacaine use during posterior spinal decompression procedures. By Laura Dyrda -
Increased baseline body mass index, anxiety and poor social support lead to higher costs related to total joint replacements in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study in The Journal of Rheumatology.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The 2015 Comparative Price Report, by the International Federation of Health Plans, examines the cost of various drugs and procedures across the globe, including total hip replacements.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Lakeland, Fla.-based Scoliosis Treatment Clinic now provides an accelerated care program for patients around the nation.  By Megan Wood -
CMS released Open Payments data for 2015 showing that healthcare industry manufacturers and companies reported $7.52 billion in payments as well as ownership and investment interests to physicians and teaching hospitals.   By Anuja Vaidya -
The global medical robotics market is positioned to hit $17.9 billion by 2022.  By Megan Wood -
Medtronic launched VariLoc Locking Compression Plate System in China, as well as a few other countries. By Laura Dyrda -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 31 orthopedic- and spine-related device clearances in June. By Laura Dyrda -
Brisbane, Australia-based Mater Hospital and Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons successfully performed Australia's first in-utero spinal surgery, according to ABC News.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine reviews minimally invasive treatment for adult spinal deformity. By Laura Dyrda -
Spartanburg S.C.-based Orthopaedic Associates and Upstate Spine & Neurosurgery Center in Spartanburg are merging, according to a GoUpstate.com report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
MicroPort Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled one of the components in its ADVANCE knee replacement system, according to Lexology.  By Anuja Vaidya -
American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology and almost 100 other national and state medical societies are supporting a Senate bill that would not require drug and device manufactures to report payments they made to physicians for receiving continuing medical education sessions, medical journal or textbooks, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
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