Movers and Shakers

Bioventus appoints new member to board of managers

September 29, 2016
Bioventus has appointed Michael Minogue to its board of managers. “We are pleased to have Michael Minogue join our board as we continue to grow…

NuVasive launches next generation biologics technology

September 2, 2016
NuVasive Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its AttraX Putty. AttraX Putty, which reportedly has been used globally since 2011 and received FDA 510(k)…

In the Journals

High rate of successful fusion seen with ACDF and novel allogeneic, cancellous bone matrix

August 30, 2016
Results from this study showed a higher rate of successful fusion without serious allograft-related adverse events among patients who underwent…

BRAF alterations, H3F3A gene K27M mutations may differentiate spinal cord astrocytoma grades

June 6, 2016
A study presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated BRAF alterations and histone H3F3A K27M mutations are…

Titan Spine reports 51% sales growth in 2015

April 12, 2016
Titan Spine recently announced a 51% increase in sales of its Endoskeleton interbody fusion devices in 2015 compared with sales for the previous…

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VIDEO: Artificial disc vs fusion more cost-effective for treatment of two-level degenerative disc disease

April 5, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Spine Summit 2016: CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Jared D. Ament, MD

From OT Europe

Xtant Medical receives CE marks for cervical plating system, stand-alone ALIF device

March 31, 2016
Xtant Medical Holdings Inc. recently announced the company has received CE clearance for its Aranax and Irix-A products. According to a company…

Amedica reports fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results

March 29, 2016
Amedica Corporation recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year, which ended Dec. 31, 2015. Total product revenue…

Meeting News Coverage

Some patients exposed to rhBMP-2 may develop heterotopic bone after spinal fusion

March 22, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — During a 2.5-year period, nearly 3% of patients who underwent thoracic or lumbar spinal fusion developed formations of ectopic…

In the Journals

Study: Few patients have long-term donor site pain after tricortical anterior iliac crest bone graft

March 21, 2016
In this prospective cohort study, researchers found about 4% of patients experienced moderate, persistent donor site pain at 1-year follow-up after…

DBM sponges led to 94% fusion rate in posterolateral lumbar spine surgery

Spine Surgery Today, March/April 2016
Compared to autograft bone, which is considered the gold standard graft material for spine fusion, demineralized bone matrix in the form of a sponge…

Meeting News Coverage

Results of ‘awake’ TLIF show no added complications vs MIS TLIF

March 18, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients who underwent minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion under conscious sedation, in which no regional…

In the Journals

Safety, efficacy found for i-Factor bone graft in FDA IDE study

March 14, 2016
Researchers of this multicenter pivotal FDA investigational device exemption trial found the i-Factor Bone Graft manufactured by Cerapedics Inc. met…

From OT Europe

Amedica releases clinical results for CASCADE device

March 10, 2016
The Amedica Corporation recently released the results of its 24-month level 1 trial for the CASCADE composite silicon nitride fusion device, which…

Meeting News Coverage

Intrawound vancomycin powder can reduce risk of SSI after posterior spine surgery

March 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients who underwent elective spine surgery and received intrawound vancomycin powder experienced reduced risks of surgical…

SpinalCyte receives Chinese patent for spinal disc tissue engineering

February 18, 2016
SpinalCyte LLC, a Texas-based tissue engineering company, recently announced it received a Chinese patent entitled, “Method of differentiating…

MiMedx Group completes acquisition of Stability Biologics

February 8, 2016
MiMedx Group Inc. recently announced it has completed the acquisition of Stability Biologics, a provider of human tissue products to surgeons and…

In the Journals

Reoperation risk for pseudarthrosis decreased significantly with BMP use in fusion surgery

February 2, 2016
Researchers of this retrospective review found patients with adult spinal deformity who received bone morphogenetic protein-2 during their index…

CTL Medical Corporation acquires AccelSPINE

January 27, 2016
CTL Medical Corporation recently announced it has reached an agreement to acquire AccelSPINE. According to information in a company press release…

Meditech Spine receives new indication for Talos interbody devices

January 12, 2016
Meditech Spine LLC recently announced it has received FDA clearance for its Talos interbody devices to be used with allograft comprised of cancellous…