The global spine surgical robots market is expected to hit $2.77 billion by 2022, based on a MarketResearchReports.biz analysis, according to medGadget.
The American Medical Association's CPT 2017 Codebook included the first endoscopic spinal surgery code no. 62380.
Houston-based Rice University researchers developed graphene nanoribbons, intended as a treatment for spinal cord injuries, according to Tech Times. The researchers tested the ability of Texas-PEG, a compound of customized graphene nanoribbons in polyethylene glycol, to heal a rodent's damaged spinal cord.
St. Paul, Minn.-based Spineology expanded its relationship with Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a tissue bank. Spineology offers anatomy-conserving spinal technologies.

5. Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive & more: 12 key notes

Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | Friday, 23 September 2016 00:00
Here are 12 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.
Bordeaux, France-based Implanet reported its financial results for the first half of 2016, ending June 30.
Zimmer Biomet gave a large donation pledge to the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
Germany-based SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement is investing in EIT Emerging Implant Technology, according to Yahoo! Finance.
Technavio revealed the top six vendors in the global anterior cervical fixation devices space. The market is anticipated to grow slowly between 2016 and 2020, because the dominating Americas have reached their peak with industry adoption of cervical disc replacement devices.
DePuy Synthes, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices companies, continues to push the boundaries of business with innovation that goes beyond device development.

11. 19 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in August

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00
The FDA granted 19 spine-related device clearances in August.
PubMed published results of Inspired Spine's study on minimally invasive direct thoracic interbody fusion.
The FDA cleared the use of K2M's screw and connector components for its Mesa Spinal System.
The FDA cleared Life Spine's PRO-LINK Ti Stand-Alone Cervical Spacer System.
Surgeons are increasingly performing total joints on an outpatient basis. Orthopedic surgeon Alexander van der Ven, MD, has seen the industry transform since he began practicing in 2005, with technological advancements paving the way for total joints to shift to the outpatient setting.
Here is a breakdown of orthopedic product sales in 2015 by market segment, according to an OrthoWorld report.
The FDA recently cleared Carestream’s OnSight 3D Extremity System allowing it to be sold in the United States. Here’s what you should know.
The Warsaw, Ind.-based medical device company Zimmer Biomet has launched Vanguard Individualized Design, a new total knee arthroplasty implant.

19. Alphatec reaches new 52-week high — 5 key points

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00
Alphatec reached an all-time 52-week high on Sept. 20 with a price target of $10.22, according to Kentucky Post News. This target is 63 percent above the day's share price of $6.27.
A surgeon performed the first spine surgery using Band-LOK's pedicle-sparing polyester band spinal technology.
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