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Anne Staylor

Former Senior Editor, Medtech Insight. +25 years in various leadership roles in business intelligence, marketing, communications, product management, and consulting for medical device industry, hospitals, physician groups, insurers. Registered nurse and former Director of Marketing for a national ambulatory surgery company.

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Q418/FY18 Market Recap: SCS Market Slows

By Anne Staylor on 4/9/19 10:12 AM

The Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) market saw high-teens growth in FY18, but decelerated in Q418.

The US SCS Market saw another banner year in FY18, growing +17.4% YoY. Market growth was driven by new product launches, expanding indications and ongoing demand for non-narcotic alternatives that address chronic intractable pain and the opioid epidemic.

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SmartTRAK attending International Stroke Conference 2019

By Anne Staylor on 1/23/19 10:24 AM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending the AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Annual Meeting on Feb. 4-5, 2019 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii and the International Stroke Conference 2019, Feb 6-8, also in Honolulu.

Anne Staylor, Managing Editor, Business Intelligence and Senior Director, Advanced Technologies will be representing BioMedGPS SmartTRAK at both conferences. Please Contact Usif you would like a meeting!

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Q318 SCS Market Recap: On Track for Another Record Year

By Anne Staylor on 1/21/19 10:17 AM

New Products, Continued Demand Provide SCS Market Tailwinds

SmartTRAK reports that with new products providing a strong tailwind in Q318, the SCS market saw another quarter of strong double-digit growth in both the US and WW, positioning the market for another record year. 

Among the many topics covered in the Q318 SCS Market Recap are:

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Top Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

By Anne Staylor on 1/15/19 12:00 PM

SmartTRAK identifies trends to watch in spinal cord stimulation 

With the start of a new year, it's time to look back at 2018 and identify continuing and emerging trends in the market for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) that are likely to shape the landscape in 2019 and beyond.

So what’s on the horizon? Anne Staylor, SmartTRAK Managing Editor, gives her predictions for the top technology and market trends to watch.

Among the many interesting and informative topics covered in the article are:

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NANS 2019 Preview: SmartTRAK Interviews Todd Sitzman, MD

By Anne Staylor on 1/14/19 10:00 AM

In an interview with SmartTRAK, B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH, President of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), provides a preview of the educational opportunities, key research and emerging technologies that will be at the NANS 22nd Annual meeting to be held January 17-20, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Sitzman expects NANS 2019 to be the biggest meeting yet for the premier neuromodulation society, with up to 3000 attendees and 300+ abstracts presented, organized around the theme of “The Science Behind Successful Outcomes.”

To find out more about the meeting, click on the video below to listen to SmartTRAK’s interview with Dr. Sitzman, recorded via Skype from his office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (11:53 minutes). 

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SmartTRAK Attending ASRA 2018 Pain Medicine Meeting

By Anne Staylor on 11/7/18 10:00 AM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending ASRA - the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - on Nov 15-17, 2015 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country resort in San Antonio, TX.

Anne Staylor, Managing Editor, Business Intelligence and Senior Director, Advanced Technologies will be representing BioMedGPS SmartTRAK at the conference. 

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An Interview with Medtronic's Matt Thomas

By Anne Staylor on 11/6/18 11:00 AM

Medtronic’s Matt Thomas discusses the Company’s strategies for driving growth in spinal cord stimulation and plans for innovation in an interview with SmartTRAK at ASIPP 2018.

Matt Thomas, General Manager and Vice President of Medtronic’s STIM & Early Intervention business discusses the Company’s growth strategies, plans for innovation, and what’s next in spinal cord stimulation in a podcast interview with SmartTRAK at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) 2018 held March 15-17, 2018 in Orlando, FL

Click the Podcast Link to hear the interview, recorded live at ASIPP 2018. (18:55 minutes.)

To receive a downloadable transcript, click the button below...

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SmartTRAK Attending CNS-Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2018

By Anne Staylor on 10/2/18 2:28 PM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending CNS 2018 - Congress of Neurological Surgeons - October 6-10 at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

SmartTRAK will be represented by Anne Staylor, Managing Editor, Business Intelligence and Senior Director, Advanced Technologies.

At CNS 2107, Anne did an interview with Dr. Ashwini Sharan, President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, on The Future of Robotic Spine Surgery, discussing current trends in robotic spine surgery, factors affecting growth in this market and future directions for this technology. To download a transcript of this fascinating interview, please click the button below.

 Download Dr. Sharan's Interview at CNS

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SmartTRAK Attending SNIS 2018 - Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Meeting

By Anne Staylor on 7/20/18 12:05 PM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending #SNIS - Society of Neuro Interventional Surgery's 15th annual meeting on July 23-26 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, in San Francisco, California.

SmartTRAK will be represented by Anne Staylor, Managing Editor, Business Intelligence and Senior Director, Advanced Technologies and Christopher McCarthy, Vice President Corporate Accounts, Orthopedics and Neuro. Please  contact us if you would like a meeting.


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SmartTRAK Publication Alert: US Spinal Cord Stimulation Market Recap

By Anne Staylor on 6/25/18 11:32 PM

SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its Q118 US Spinal Cord Stimulation Market Recap.

The US Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) market saw another quarter of exceptional growth in Q118, yet the market decelerated QoQ, posting 23% growth vs 24.6% growth in Q417. While seasonal trends were behind the QoQ slowdown ...

Among the many topics covered in the full Q118 SCS Market Recap are: 

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