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Computer Assisted Surgery Takes Center Stage

Posted by Elise Wolf on 3/7/19 10:00 AM

With the upcoming orthopedic conference season upon us, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at a fascinating article written by Elise Wolf, Senior Analyst, Computer Assisted Surgery, from NASS 2108, discussing the future of robotics and other enabling technologies that created a buzz on the exhibit floor.

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

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

Q318 CAS Ortho Market Recap: Robotics Contribute to Above Market Growth

Posted by Elise Wolf on 1/11/19 11:55 AM

Robotics Contributing to Above Market Growth Through Implant Pull-Through

Robotics continued to be a hot topic in orthopedics in Q318 with some companies and surgeons projecting that robotics will become standard-of-care in orthopedic procedures in the next 3-5 years...

Among the many interesting topics covered in SmartTRAK's Q318 CAS Ortho Market Recap are:

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho, Q318 Market Recaps

SmartTRAK's Top Blog Posts of 2018: Orthopedic, Wound and Neuro News & Analysis

Posted by Sharon O'Reilly on 1/2/19 5:00 AM

BioMedGPS is proud to feature the top 2018 news and analysis from SmartTRAK’s team of domain exports in the orthopedics, wound care, and neuro therapies markets.

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Topics: Neurotherapies, Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

Computer-Assisted Surgery Launch Videos Spine and Ortho

Posted by Sharon O'Reilly on 11/15/18 7:00 AM

 

SmartTRAK is so proud of its very latest cutting edge module, Computer-Assisted Surgery, both Spine and Ortho Segments. Elise Wolf, the creator of our Computer-Assisted Surgery Module, launched both in online webinars, the videos which are available to view now! 

Elise Wolf, our Sr. Analyst for Computer Assisted Surgery, led both the webinars and has over 14 years of industry experience in roles including product development, marketing and business development consulting in robotics, emerging medical device technologies and orthopedics.

Please enjoy these overview videos of both modules.

Interested in Computer-Assisted Surgery? Contact us to learn more or schedule a demo!

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

Register for Computer Assisted Surgery Module-Ortho Launch Webinar

Posted by Sharon O'Reilly on 11/12/18 12:43 PM

Don't forget! BioMedGPS recently 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 on Tuesday, November 13th.

Please join  Elise Wolf,  Senior Analyst, Computer Assisted Surgery, for an introductory webinar on  SmartTRAK’s newest product:

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,  a biomedical engineer that worked at a startup out of Carnegie Mellon University on robotic technologies early in her career. Attend Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho Webinar

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

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.

Please join Elise Wolf for an introductory webinar on SmartTRAK’s newest product:

Attend Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho Webinar
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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Ortho

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