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Articles Tagged "robotics"

Fusion Robotics Gains Funding to Support Spinal Robotics System

by BONEZONE | Jul 2019

Fusion Robotics closed a financing round with lead investment by Alex Lukianov of Lukpartners, LLC and Kevin Foley, M.D. Proceeds will help ready the company's spinal robotics platform to obtain regulatory clearance and begin commercialization.   ... Read more »

Surgeons Weigh in on Robotics' Role in Orthopedics

by Hal Conick | Jul 2019

Robotics remains a polarizing topic amongst orthopedic surgeons. The OMTEC 2019 surgeon keynote highlighted the arguments for and against the technology.... Read more »

Infographic: Robots in Orthopedics

by BONEZONE | Jun 2019

Robotics is a priority for the top players in orthopedics. Our infographic highlights the ten robots presently on the market, including launch dates and markets served.... Read more »

Orthopedic Industry Surpasses $50 Billion in Global Revenue

by Mike Evers | Jun 2019

Orthopedic industry revenue reached $51.2 billion in 2018, as the top players prioritized connected ecosystems of products, flagship technologies like robotics and outpatient procedures.... Read more »

THINK Surgical Completes Enrollment for Study of Active Robot for TKR

by BONEZONE | May 2019

The company has filed a submission to FDA for clearance to market its active robot for use in total knee replacement procedures.   ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Gains FDA Clearance of ROSA ONE Spine System

by BONEZONE | Apr 2019

The company now has FDA 510(k) clearance for knee, spine and brain applications on one robotic platform. ROSA SPINE features dynamic tracking that allows it to move with the patient, supporting accuracy without the need to be attached to the patient or the surgical table.   ... Read more »

Brainlab Acquires Medineering, Robotics Platform

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Brainlab is creating the first openly scalable medical robotics platform paired with an efficient software ecosystem.  ... Read more »

3 Early-Stage Orthopedic Computer-Assisted Companies to Know

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

The proliferation of computer-assisted technology companies entering the joint replacement, spine and trauma markets indicates to us that industry believes that there's room for product introduction and adoption. Here we highlight three of those companies and their very different intraoperative... Read more »

Smith & Nephew Acquires Brainlab Joint Replacement Business

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Brainlab provides pre-operative planning, intra-operative navigation and tools for post-op evaluation and information sharing. Smith & Nephew also gains access to cloud computing, tracking, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image fusion and anatomic segmenta... Read more »

Corin Enters Orthopedic Robotics Market with OMNI Acquisition

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

Corin entered into a binding agreement to purchase OMNI, maker of the OMNIBotics® robot-assisted total knee replacement system. The acquisition accelerates Corin’s joint replacement growth strategy and gives it a greater foothold in the U.S.... Read more »

Biologics, MIS, Robotics: Why Surgeons Say to Prioritize These Technologies

by BONEZONE | Feb 2019

These expert surgeon voices—upon which we often rely to identify both trends and opportunities of interest to you—speak to critical topics, including orthopedic industry evolution, minimally invasive spine surgery, robotics and sensors, and value-based implants.... Read more »

Most Popular Articles of 2018 Featured Robotics, Contract Manufacturer M&A

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

What else did you read about the most on our website last year? Arthroscopy/soft tissues companies to watch; products in spine, knee and hip; surgeon perspectives on implant material choice; supply chain quality; labelling mistakes, Brazil and more. ... Read more »

Medtronic Completes US $1.7 BB Acquisition of Mazor Robotics

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

The previously announced purchase demonstrates Medtronic’s belief in the future of guided spinal procedures. Mazor joins Medtronic’s Neurosurgery business, part of the Restorative Therapies Group’s Brain Therapies division.... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Completes First Procedures Using ROSA Knee Robot

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

These first five cases were all performed in a single surgery day by one surgeon—this perhaps hints at the company’s positioning of ROSA as efficient and minimally disruptive to procedure flow. ROSA is expected to receive FDA 510(k) approval in 1H19.... Read more »

Smart Devices, Robotics, Sensors: Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Dr. Martin Roche explains how these technologies are shaping the future of orthopaedic surgery: "A surgeon needs data to make objective decisions intra-operatively. The subjective Art of Surgery is poorly translatable ... Through all this rapid evolution, the clinician must take a leadership role."... Read more »

Corin Increases Footprint with Acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technology

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Global Orthopaedic Technology (GOT), which bills itself as the largest Australian-owned orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer, was established in 1999 and serves Australia and the U.S.—two markets in which Corin has an established presence.... Read more »

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 »

Large Spine Players Focus Acquisitions on Robotics, Navigation, Additive

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Medtronic, DePuy Synthes, Stryker and Globus Medical—four of the five largest spine companies ranked by revenue—announced acquisitions in the last month. We recap the additions to their product portfolios.... Read more »

AIRO Focuses on Robotic, Artificial Intelligence Application for Joint Reconstruction

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Brett Robertson, Managing Director for the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics, explains how AIRO is leveraging decades of orthopaedic expertise to deliver a platform technology that unites lasers, robot-assisted motion, computational modeling, AI, digital sensing and real-time responses.... Read more »

Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference Offers Insights on Funding, Startups

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Orthopaedic professionals can expect to hear about technologies being commercialized by 22 companies along with insight from long-term investors during the conference, held October 23-24 in Memphis, Tennessee.... Read more »

Robotics in Orthopaedic Surgery: Answers to Three Questions

by BONEZONE | May 2018

We examine the players and products, address data and adoption, and look at who is driving the push toward the technology.... Read more »

Knee and Hip Manufacturers Focus on Additive, Materials, Robotics

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

Among our takeaways from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting include the trend that products must correlate to better patient outcomes and more efficient (quicker, less expensive) procedures.... Read more »

Smith & Nephew's NAVIO Used in Bi-Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Replacement

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

SNN completed the first robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement with its NAVIO® system and the JOURNEY™ II XR bi-cruciate retaining total knee.... Read more »

Surgical Assistance: Milestones and Funding

by BONEZONE | Oct 2017

Within the second half of 2017, we’ve noticed a jump in announcements pertaining to what we call “surgical assistance” tools: platforms designed to improve ease of use, support a personalized implant fit for patients, etc. Here’s what’s been making the headlines.... Read more »

Medtronic Assumes Exclusive Commercial Rights for Mazor X

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

Medtronic entered Phase II of its strategic partnership with Mazor Robotics, granting Medtronic exclusive global distribution of the Mazor X surgical robotic assistance platform. The partnership affords Medtronic the lead in robotics amongst the largest spine players.... Read more »

DePuy Synthes Adds Hip Replacement Navigation through JointPoint Co-market Agreement

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive U.S. agreement with JointPoint to co-market a surgical navigation platform for total hip replacement, beginning in 2H17.... Read more »

China’s Medtech Policy Sets Path for Orthopaedic Manufacturers

by BONEZONE | Feb 2017

The Chinese government has prioritized medical device development, as well as local and international investments by domestic device companies. These initiatives, along with shifts in OEM to hospital distribution channels and newly-structured tiered healthcare, are expected to affect and shape the o... Read more »

Positioned for Growth: Exactech, Others Move Surgical Assistance Forward

by BONEZONE | Oct 2016

First total shoulder procedures and the first U.S. knee revision procedure have now been performed using ExactechGPS, a Guided Personalized Surgery system combining pre-op planning with intra-op real-time computer assistance.... Read more »

Glen Carlson Jr. Retires from Acme Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

After 58 years of service in design and manufacturing of integrated robotic automation, Glen Carlson Jr., Chairman, is retiring.... Read more »

Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet Enter 2-level Cervical Disc and Robotic Markets

by Carolyn LaWell | Aug 2016

In efforts to invigorate revenue growth, Medtronic and Zimmer Biomet have focused on niche technologies that expand their portfolios—but have yet to prove wide scale adoption.... Read more »

Medical Tracking Solutions Adds OMNIlife science to Client Roster

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS), developers of iTraycer, announced the addition of OMNIlife science to the company’s client roster. OMNI is an orthopaedic device company focused on robotic-assisted total joint surgery, as well as the design and marketing of hip and knee implants. “Our growth s... Read more »