January 2019  | Volume 1

Alok D. Sharan, M.D., shares how he started performing one-level lumbar spinal fusion while patients are awake and offers product development considerations to OEMs.
This will be the first entity to additively manufacture custom implants in a hospital setting. Lima will manage the facility, to open by 2020. 

Insights on robotics, contract manufacturer M&A, companies to watch, product recaps and surgeons' implant material preferences were among the themes of our most-read articles last year.

June 11-13 | Chicago

The Exhibit Floor is ~90% reserved and the  Advance Program Deadline is January 25. Choose to showcase your company to 80+ OEMs - return your application today!

To date, 143 suppliers and service providers from 11 countries have confirmed their participation.

New! Abstracts for in-booth presentations are due 
February 1.

Attendee Registration Opens February 21.

This report details manufacturers' workforce development and training issues, and identifies best practices for strengthening your team. 
OEM Announcements:

FDA recently indicated that an additional clinical  trial would be required to accept a  Biologics License App lication submission for the tissue-enginee red implant ( pictured at right) .

CEO J. Christopher Barry, hired in November, implemented several changes to  NuVasive's  executive team to lead the company's next phase of growth and innovation.
The $1.7BB  transaction--a culmination of a relationship that began in 2016-- demonstrates Medtronic's belief in the future of guided spinal procedures.
Featured White Paper:

You need not rely on go/no-go gaging methods. With non-contact video and multi-sensor systems, 100% inspection can be realized and speed/throughput can increase. 

Companies want the best candidate for the position, and it will take more than just a list of qualifications to demonstrate that you are the right fit.