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Articles Tagged "NASS"

NASS Conversations Reaffirm Focus on Additive, Computer-Assisted Surgery, Materials

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

The spine industry is fixated on two concepts: procedure enhancement via surgical assistance technologies and device design via coatings, materials and manufacturing.... Read more »

NASS Preview: 14 Spine Products That Caught Our Attention

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Between now and NASS 2018, we expect to hear more about new spine products that use additive manufacturing, more variations on PEEK and titanium and more expandable interbody designs. The 14 companies highlighted are already on board.... Read more »

coflex Gains Disposable Instrument PMA, NASS Coverage Policy Recommendation

by BONEZONE | May 2018

These two developments could assist Paradigm Spine in adoption of its novel product that has faced reimbursement hurdles.... Read more »

Surgeon Touts Benefits of Molybdenum-Rhenium in Spinal Applications

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra's researcn shows that molybdenum-rhenium (MoRe) offers greater strength in smaller implants compared to cobalt-chrome, titanium and stainless steel.... Read more »

Spine Companies Target New Applications of PEEK and Metals for Implant Innovation

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

In response to spine surgeons’ shift away from traditional PEEK cages, materials were (again) one of the main themes discussed at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. At NASS, we sat down with representatives of companies promoting osteoconductive PEEK and molybdenum-rhenium.... Read more »

NASS: Supplier Company Exhibitors Grow 50% in 5 Years

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

Nearly 100 suppliers are expected to exhibit at NASS 2017. As you decide whom to meet with on the exhibit floor, we thought you might have the same question we did for these companies: Why?... Read more »

Innovation in Spine: Suppliers and Service Providers Weigh In

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

In preparation for attending the NASS Annual Meeting in October, we took time to speak to supplier and service provider companies to get a read on current trends and future advancements in spine.... Read more »

Spine Company 510(k)s from 1H16

by Julie Vetalice | Oct 2016

Not all spine companies attend NASS! Get to know ten recipients of their first FDA 510(k) clearances to see what technologies they’re offering.... Read more »

Five Questions with Dr. Christopher Bono, NASS President

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

In preparation for NASS, we spoke with Executive Director and CEO Eric Muehlbauer and Christopher M. Bono, M.D., President of NASS. Both discussed reimbursement matters—a concern for surgeons and device manufacturers alike. What else was on the President’s mind?... Read more »

NASS Preview: Growing Spine - International Markets, MIS and Product Portfolios

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

In speaking with Eric Muehlbauer, Executive Director and CEO of NASS about the Society's priorities, as well as where the greatest opportunities lie for surgeons and device companies, three topics arose.... Read more »

Reimbursement in Spine: A NASS Priority

by Julie Vetalice | Sep 2016

In order for commercialization to succeed, everyone needs to be paid. Be proactive for you and your customers by making reimbursement a part of your development timeline.... Read more »

NASS Preview: Suppliers to Build your Orthopaedic Products

by BONEZONE | Aug 2016

NASS 2016 welcomes more than 70 suppliers to its exhibit floor. Use this list to identify your next new partner.... Read more »

NASS Recap: Surface-treated, 3D-printed Cages among New Launches in Interbody Space

by Carolyn LaWell | Nov 2015

Spine companies continue to focus on surface treatments and new manufacturing processes to support more solid fusions.... Read more »

NASS Preparation: Suppliers to Meet on the Exhibit Floor

by BONEZONE | Sep 2015

Of the 321 exhibitors at this year’s NASS Annual Meeting, 21 are suppliers and service providers listed in the ORTHOWORLD/BONEZONE Supplier Directory. Learn who they are and what they offer.... Read more »