September 2017 | Volume 2

Bone up with this spine-specific intel. 
See us in ORTHOWORLD Booth 1433.

Moving a product from idea to market calls on the expertise of many players. Here, we dial into trends and advancements as voiced by leaders from 3D Systems, DSM Biomedical, ECA Medical Instruments, Empirical, Millstone Medical, Orchid Design and Tegra Medical.

We estimated the 2016 spine market at $8.8 billion, up 2% from 2015. While hundreds of companies participate, we highlight for you our leading ten players--Medtronic, DePuy Synthes, NuVasive, Stryker, Globus Medical, Zimmer Biomet, K2M, Aesculap, Spineart and Alphatec Spine.

In five years time, the number of supplier exhibitors has doubled at the NASS Annual Meetings. It's true that the OEMs have grown, too, but at half the pace. What's driving this shift on the exhibit floor?

Featured White Paper:

The study explained in this paper cycled a single batch of titanium powder through the additive manufacturing process for 38 builds to determine whether the powder's material parameters were valid from start to end. 

This is the first significant jointly-developed new product for the combined ZBH entity.
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Augmedics secured US $8.3MM in Series A funding to support R&D, trials, distribution and FDA 510(k) clearance for The ViZOR Augmented Reality surgical visualization system.

An effective and efficient pathway to customers is important everywhere in orthopaedics, but perhaps nowhere is it more critical and complex than in China.


Lima reached the milestone of 100,000 implantations of the SMR shoulder system since launch in 2002. SMR is reported to be the first shoulder platform with 15 years of clinical follow-up. 

The exclusive license agreement covers global application of NELL-1/DBX® recombinant human protein growth factor. BB's initial focus for NELL-1 is as a bone graft substitute for spine fusion. Researchers are examining its ability to systemically restore bone and prevent further loss.
VirtaMed introduced ArthroS™ Ankle, reportedly the world's first high-fidelity simulator for ankle arthroscopy. The system will launch in late 4Q17.

Upon completion, Centinel Spine will add cervical and lumbar artificial disc systems to its portfolio. The acquisition will leave DePuy Synthes with the INMOTION lumbar disc. 
Many manufacturers have found that implementing lean manufacturing principles can provide their organizations with a competitive advantage. But there is a key next step that businesses can take to further drive lean manufacturing improvements and results.