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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.

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine, 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 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

Watch NASS 2018: State of the Spine Market Panel Discussion

Posted by Julianne Burns on 10/29/18 2:06 PM

SmartTRAK analysts provide insight into the markets for spine hardware, computer assisted spine surgery and spinal cord stimulation in a BioMedGPS-hosted panel discussion entitled “The State of the Spine Market: Implants, Robotics, and Spinal Cord Stimulation” held prior to the recent North American Spine Society (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.  

Moderated by Don Urbanowicz, Principal Urbanowicz Consulting, the panel included SmartTRAK’s Julianne Burns, Senior Analyst Spine, and Anne Staylor, RN, MS, Managing Editor and Senior Neuro Analyst, who discussed current and emerging market trends, projected growth, market drivers and limiters, and what’s on the horizon for these markets.

Click on the video below to watch the panel discussion recorded live at BioMedGPS’s pre-NASS reception held Sept. 25, 2018, or click on the button to download the transcript.

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Topics: Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine, NASS 2018

SmartTRAK Attending CNS-Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2018

Posted 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.

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Topics: Neurotherapies, Computer Assisted Surgery - Spine

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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