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SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q118 Spine Market Recap

By Julianne Burns on 6/14/18 11:45 AM

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

While we saw a slight upturn in the market in Q4, the beginning of 2018 has again revealed the Spine market’s true colors – with a slight decline in the overall market and notable pricing pressures. With -1.9% YoY growth, Stryker’s US Spine revenues were challenged by market softness as well as low-double digit (~10%) price declines across core product lines. K2M management reported ...

Among the many topics covered in the Q118 Spine Market Recap are:

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK Attending ISASS18 in Toronto Canada

By Julianne Burns on 4/9/18 2:02 PM

SmartTRAK is excited to be attending ISASS18 - The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - annual meeting, April 11-13 in Toronto, Canada.

Julianne Burns, Senior Analyst, Spine; Christopher McCarthy, VP Corporate Accounts, Orthopedics and Neuro; and Michelle Calderon, Acc't Manager, Orthopedics will be there representing SmartTRAK. Please contact us if you would like a meeting.

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK's Final 2017 Spine Market Financial Results

By Julianne Burns on 4/5/18 10:00 AM

Spine is ending a Slow Year on a Slightly More Positive Note

SmartTRAK, the leading source of competitive life sciences intelligence used by the top ten global orthopedic & wound care companies, has published its 2017 US Spine Market Recap and Financial Dashboard.

Among the many topics covered in the Q417/FY17 US Spine Market Recap are:

Topics: Orthopedics
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SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q317 Spine Quarterly Market Recap

By Julianne Burns on 12/19/17 8:00 AM

Q317 Spine Market Recap: Softer Procedural Volumes – But Why?

The WW Spine Hardware Market (excluding biologics) was flat in Q317, driven by softer procedure volumes. But Why? SmartTRAK analyzes what’s behind the market slowdown.  

By Julianne Burns, Senior Analyst Spine 

Market Softening

The WW Spine Hardware market (excluding biologics) was flat in Q317. US Spine Hardware revenues were down very slightly and the US Fusion market was down according to the SmartTRAK Financial Dashboard.

Topics: Orthopedics
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NASS/CNS: Hot Topics and Bright Spots in Spine

By Julianne Burns on 11/30/17 2:15 PM

 SmartTRAK reviews hot topics from the fall Spine meetings and identifies bright spots in an otherwise soft Spine market.

As we look forward to Q4 and year-end results, a busy fall meeting season comes to a close. This year, industry and analysts alike looked eagerly to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and North American Spine Society (NASS) meetings in the hopes of nailing down some of the new, softer dynamics emerging in the Spine market. Q3 results seem to uphold the theory that the market is challenged, but bright spots remain as companies showcased myriad new interbody platforms and materials, and a few new robotics systems.

Topics: Orthopedics
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