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Oxford Performance Materials and New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University have entered into a joint research program to develop 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications.  
JAMA Surgery published a cost-effectiveness study on two-level artificial disc replacement using the Mobi-C Cervical Disc from LDR, comparing the procedure to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. 
A new market report from Transparency Market Research shows growth in the global orthobiologics market. 
Yesterday K2M's stock shot up 8.44 percent, placing it among the highest growth stocks on the Russell 2000 for the day, according to an Equities.com report. 
A study evaluating the impact of high obesity on lumbar spinal condition treatment was published in the recent edition of Spine. 
Wright Medical Group and Tornier are joining forces to wield power in the extremities and biologics markets. 
  An article published in Spine examines the cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion as well as cervical disc replacement at five years using the Markov analysis.  
Several spine specialty societies have come together to create a new document of universally-accepted definitions for spine conditions. 
The latest company to enter the orthopedic implant manufacturing industry has a familiar name, but not one you associate with the device industry — CoorsTek Medical, a part of the Coors business portfolio launched as a company earlier this month, according to a Denver Business Journal report.  
The global bio-implants market is expected to see significant growth over the next five to six years, according to an Allied Market Research report.  
Physicians often quote patient trust as crucial for optimized care delivery. But do patients really trust their providers? A 2013 Gallup poll shows people think the most honest and ethical professionals are nurses, followed by pharmacists and grade school teachers. Medical doctors ranked fourth, tied with military officers and outranking police officers easily.  
Here are 15 statistics on orthopedic patient visits from the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2014. 
The five-year clinical and radiographic outcomes for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion with SI-BONE's iFuse system were recently published in The Open Orthopaedics Journal. 
Integra LifeSciences completed its acquisition of MicroFrance and Xomed manual ear, nose and throat and laparoscopy instrumentation lines from Medtronic. 
Zyga Technology received CE Mark approval of the Glyder Facet Restoration Device.  
Laser Spine Institute added William O. Reed Jr., MD, to its St. Louis location.  
Engaging patients and physicians is essential to the growth of any healthcare organization. Here two physicians discuss how to make those connections.  
Barrington (Ill.) Pain and Spine Institute successfully performed its first spine surgery case on Oct. 6, making BPSI is the only ASCs in Illinois focused 100 percent on spine and pain interventions as well as minimally invasive spine surgery and one of the largest interventional pain practices in the state. The surgery center includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons and interventional pain physicians.  
Which is more cost-effective for spinal arthrodesis: biological substitutes or extenders? 
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were recently in the news.  
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