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  1. DARPA allocates $36M to spinal cord injury research

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $36 million to a selection of universities, startups and nonprofits to advance research on spinal cord injury.
  2. SeaSpine, Implanet get green light for spinal deformity system

    Spine device companies SeaSpine and Implanet recently received FDA clearance for the Mariner Cap System, designed to address complex adult deformities.
  3. 3 hospitals, health systems expanding orthopedic services

    Here are three hospitals and health systems that have expanded orthopedic services in the past month:

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  1. Investment firm backs Podiatry Growth Partners

    Private investment firm VSS Capital Partners made a growth investment in orthopedic practice management platform Podiatry Growth Partners.
  2. Houston surgeon debuts system to 'supercharge' scheduling, case management

    Houston-based orthopedic surgeon Ashvin Dewan, MD, has launched a case management platform that uses artificial intelligence and automation to streamline surgical scheduling.
  3. Canada approves Eli Lilly spondyloarthritis drug for 4th indication

    Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody Taltz has received approval by Health Canada for the treatment of adults with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis.
  4. 6 centers offering augmented reality-assisted spine surgery

    The xvision Spine augmented reality system, launched by Chicago-based startup Augmedics in December, allows for real-time 3D visualization of the spinal anatomy during surgery.

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  1. Spine Center Atlanta adds innovative procedure for chronic low back pain

    Spine Center Atlanta is now performing basivertebral nerve ablation for patients with chronic low back pain.
  2. Dr. Camden Whitaker debuts robotics tech at Kansas hospital

    Camden Whitaker, MD, is now using Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic technology at Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Medical Center, according to a September announcement.
  3. Top 10 spine articles this week — FDA cautions Wisconsin stem cell clinic, Dr. Eugene Curry operates on Cowboys' QB & more

    Here are the top-read stories on Becker's Spine Review during the week of Oct. 12-16:
  4. Work your vendors & don't inflate revenue projections: 2 ASC leaders on adding new procedures

    When adding new procedures at your ASC, it's vital to paint a full picture of their costs and weigh them against projected revenue.
  1. Medtronic to accelerate revenue growth & more: 7 key device company notes

    Here are seven key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week:
  2. Dr. Scott Levin elected American College of Surgeons' board of regents chair

    The American College of Surgeons appointed orthopedic surgeon Scott Levin, MD, chair of the board of regents earlier this month.
  3. Dr. Caleb Behrend developing sensor-screws to gauge fracture repair status

    Spine surgeon Caleb Behrend, MD, is leading a team of engineers who are developing screws fitted with sensors to calculate the status of fracture healing.
  4. Texas hospital implements augmented reality spine surgery

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco (Texas) is reportedly the first hospital in the state to offer augmented reality-assisted spine surgery.
  5. Merit Medical settles federal kickback allegations for $18M

    South Jordan, Utah-based Merit Medical Systems has agreed to pay $18 million to resolve kickback allegations, according to an Oct. 14 statement from the Department of Justice.
  6. North Carolina hospital installs $1M spine robot

    Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, N.C., recently added an ExcelsiusGPS robot to its spine program, ABC affiliate WLOS reports.
  7. Dr. John Keller debuts AR-assisted spine surgery at Metro Health

    John Keller, MD, neurosurgery section chief at Metro Health-University of Michigan Health in Wyoming, Mich., performed his first augmented reality-assisted spine surgery in September, Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.
  8. Intermountain's AI system helps surgeons reduce costs, improve outcomes

    David Skarda, MD, is leading the development of an artificial intelligence-driven surgical care process meant to improve outcomes and lower costs for total knee replacement patients at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Fox 13 Salt Lake City reported Oct. 12.
  9. NuVasive reorganizes to execute strategy, growth goals

    NuVasive made a pair of moves to create an altered organizational and leadership structure in the company Oct. 14.

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