Early study data on 3D-printed implants and four more updates from spine devicemakers since July 6:
1. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will cover ZimVie's Tether device to treat pediatric scoliosis.
2. Accelus received a $12 million series D investment from Concord Innovation Fund II to accelerate its work on minimally invasive spinal surgery research.
3. Medical technology company Implanet saw its revenue rise in the second quarter. Read details here.
4. Aurora Spine received FDA clearance for its Zip minimally invasive spine implants.
5. Six-month data for Nexxt Spine's Matrixx 3D-printed titanium interbody implant showed strong results compared to poly-ether-ether-ketone devices.