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Kevin Pauza, MD, founding partner of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, received 16 medical technology patents for a biologic disc regrowth treatment.  By Laura Dyrda -
Aurora Spine received a CE Mark for the full line of its TiNano sterile-packed titanium coated spinal fusion implants made of PEEK thermoplastic material.  By Laura Dyrda -
Marcy Rogers, president and CEO of SpineMark, has worked in the spine field for many years and seen the industry evolve. By Laura Dyrda -

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LDR shares have dropped 7.59 percent during the past week, according to Insider Trading Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A number of reports have noted that the Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest growing regions for medical devices.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Biometrics will see a great growth opportunity in the healthcare industry, according to a report by Tractica.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discover a new way to repair injured spinal cords, according to a Softpedia article.  By Megan Wood -

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A new study published in Spine examines the factors associated with the ability to return to work after cervical radiculopathy surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Neurosurgeon Kaywan Gamadia, DO, joined Saint Francis Medical Center and Cape Spine & Neurosurgery, according to a report from the Southeast Missourian. By Laura Dyrda -
Spine Team Texas is opening a sixth location later this month. By Laura Dyrda -
Hip arthroscopy and robotic procedures are becoming increasingly popular in today's orthopedic market. Researchers are devising new and innovative ways to reduce recovery time. Robotic surgery has been a hot topic; some surgeons are finding success with the technology, but robotic systems are expensive and others wonder whether the ends justify the means.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A new study published in Spine examines how hospital characteristics impact Medicare charges and payments for cervical spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
SeaSpine reported $33.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2015, a 6 percent decrease over the same period last year.  By Laura Dyrda -
Zyga received FDA clearance for the SImmetry System for either two-incision or single-incision techniques. By Laura Dyrda -
Bone Biologics named Stephen R. La Neve CEO and President. By Laura Dyrda -
Spine Pain Management reported its second quarter financial results. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica reported lower total product revenue for the second quarter, down 18 percent as compared to the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
Misonix, an international surgical device company, will support the Uganda Spine Surgery Mission for the fourth consecutive year.  By Megan Wood -
Sanjay K Khurana, MD, a Los Angeles Spine Group board-certified spine surgeon, spoke to WABC Eyewitness News about the AIRO spinal fusion technique.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
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