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Spine Product Launches in 2014

Spine companies launched more than three dozen products between January and August of this year. To better understand market trends and what you can expect to be featured at NASS, a partial list of products, their indications and geographic availability follows.

Aesculap Implant Systems
S4 Element MIS System: endoscope-guided pedicle screw for percutaneous lumbar spinal fusion

Alphatec Spine
U.S. beta launch of Arsenal fixation system: ergonomic instrumentation + low-profile implants for complex degenerative conditions
Brazil launch of Epicage Lumbar Interbody system
China launch of DiscoCerv cervical disc
U.S. launch of CoreX for harvesting autologous bone

Aurora Spine
U.S. launch of ZIP Graft pre-packaged sterile bone dowel
Launched the Discovery interbody cage with TiNano plasma spray coating
Poland and U.K. launches of ZIP ULTRA Minimally Invasive Interspinous Device

OsteoSTX flexible cortical demineralized bone matrix matchsticks, designed for multi-level and deformity spinal applications

Baxano Surgical
Limited release of Avance MIS Pedicle Screw system (full launch slated for 4Q14)

Benvenue Medical
Full commercial launch of Kiva VCF System for reduction and treatment of vertebral compression fractures

DePuy Synthes Spine/DePuy Synthes Biomaterials
U.S. launch of CONFORM SHEET, hydrated and pliable demineralized cancellous bone matrix for use in posterolateral spinal fusion, processed by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Expanding Orthopedics
France and U.S. launch of FLXfit 3D expandable interbody cage

Globus Medical
MONUMENT Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion device, featuring a self-locking and threaded translational feature
REVERE Threaded Reduction Screw for complex deformity

U.S., Australia and U.K. launch of CAYMAN Minimally Invasive Plate
Japan introduction of SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor

Europe launch of UNiD, patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod system

NVMS V2.0, next-gen intra-op neurophysiologic monitoring
Commenced alpha launch of computerized spinal alignment system

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction system
Response Spine System for scoliosis treatment

Osseoflex SB 2ml steerable balloon to accommodate treatment of compression fractures of smaller vertebra in the thoracic and lumbar spine

RTI Surgical
Full U.S. market launch of MaxFuse Vertebral Body Replacement and the Aspect Anterior Cervical Plate, designed for use in spinal fusion
Full market launch of Streamline OCT, designed to promote fusion of the occipto-cervico-thoracic spine

Bevel-Tip Cannulated PediGuard for the Dynamic Surgical Guidance platform, for enhanced pedicle screw placement

U.S. launch of U.L.I.S. (Universal Lumbar Intuitive System) and LUMIS (Lumbar Minimally Invasive System)
Prebent rods for Flex+2 dynamic stabilization platform for hybrid cases

Titan Spine
U.K. and Spain launch of Endoskeleton interbody devices

ulrich medical USA
U.S. launch of tezo titanium implants for lumbosacral interbody fusion
U.S. launch of uCentum Comprehensive Posterior System for immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion

SpineJack New Generation device, designed for the treatment of vertebral fractures

Zimmer Spine
U.S. launch of Optio C Anterior Cervical System, a modular standalone device designed to offer the fusion potential of a traditional ACDF
U.S. market launch of Virage OCT, an Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic spinal fixation system

Zimmer Spine and AlloSource
U.S. launch of Puros Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) with Reverse Phase Medium (RPM) to stimulate natural bone formation processes


   Continue reading about the spine segment:

What's Next for Healthcare?
Surgeons Share Spine Device Trends and Challenges

Zoning In with Spine CEOs:
Todd Andres
Robert Weigle
Trent Northcutt