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Elise Wolf

14+ years experience in product development, marketing and business development consulting in robotics, emerging medical device technologies and Orthopedics including for Stryker Orthopaedics.

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NASS 2018: New Technology in Computer-Assisted Surgery Takes Center Stage

Posted by Elise Wolf on 11/5/18 8:00 AM

Robotics and other biological technologies created a buzz on the exhibit floor

Elise Wolf, Senior Analyst, Computer-Assisted Surgery, who manages the new Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery modules at SmartTRAK, reports on the new technologies in CAS that were being discussed at NASS 2018.

Robotics, navigation and other enabling technologies were hot topics at the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) 33rd annual meeting, held September 25-28, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Manufacturers are developing a variety of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) technologies for spine surgery, including surgical planning systems, navigation systems, robotics, augmented reality (AR) technology and artificial intelligence (AI). While growth in the fusion market has slowed over the past few years due to pricing pressure, reduced procedure volumes and reimbursement non-coverage, robotic and other CAS technologies have offered means for growth. With benefits that include more precise implant placement, reduced radiation exposure, decreased invasiveness of procedures and implant pull-through for manufacturers, CAS technologies are gaining traction.
 
Robotics
Robotics was a large topic of discussion during the meeting and on the exhibit floor. Spine market leader Medtronic (MDT) believes strongly in the future of robotics for spine surgery. At the Company’s recent investor conference, MDT executives estimated that up to 35% of instrumented spine procedures will be performed using robotics in 10 years. MDT believes its recent acquisition of Mazor (announced in September) will accelerate its product development and commercialization initiatives in robotics, and positions the Company to capture additional market share in both robotics revenues and core spine through implant pull-through. MDT management noted they are seeing high single-digit implant growth in accounts with capital equipment purchases of Mazor X, and double-digit growth in accounts that pay for the robotic system through multi-year, minimum volume commitments of incremental implant purchases. At NASS, MDT introduced the Mazor X Stealth, which integrates the Mazor robot with the Company’s StealthStation S8 navigation system. MDT submitted the 510(k) for Mazor X Stealth in July 2018 and the product launch is slated for year-end...

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine, Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

BioMedGPS to Launch SmartTRAK Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery-Ortho Module

Posted by Elise Wolf on 10/15/18 3:42 PM

BioMedGPS announces expanded coverage of SmartTRAK Business Intelligence in the realm of Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery with the launch of the US Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) – Ortho module, debuting on Monday, November 5th.

The module provides real time, up-to-date market data, including 5-year market and procedural projections, quarterly revenue tracking, competitive overviews, clinical and regulatory activities and much more.

The new module covers:

  • Robotics
  • Navigation and surgical planning systems
  • Augmented reality technologies 
  • Artificial intelligence

The SmartTRAK Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery module will be managed by Elise Wolf, Senior Analyst, a biomedical engineer that worked at a startup out of Carnegie Mellon University on robotic technologies early in her career.

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

SmartTRAK Launches Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine Module

Posted by Elise Wolf on 9/27/18 11:00 AM

Announcing the launch of the SmartTRAK Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine with a focus on surgical robotics. 

SmartTRAK’s Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine covers:

  • Robotics
  • Navigation and surgical planning systems
  • Augmented reality technologies
  • Artificial intelligence

The module provides real time, up-to-date market data, including 5-year market and procedural projections, quarterly revenue tracking, competitive overviews, clinical and regulatory activities and much more.

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine

BIOMEDGPS To Launch SmartTRAK Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery-Spine Module at NASS

Posted by Elise Wolf on 9/18/18 10:58 AM

Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine is the latest module added to SmartTRAK Business Intelligence and Will Be Launched at the North American Spine Surgery (NASS) Meeting

BioMedGPS announces expanded coverage of SmartTRAK Business Intelligence in the realm of Robotic and Computer Assisted Surgery with the launch of its first module, US Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) – Spine at the upcoming NASS conference later this month. A second SmartTRAK module, US Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) – Ortho, will be introduced in November.

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine

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