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SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q118 Spine Market Recap

Posted 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:

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

SmartTRAK Attending ISASS18 in Toronto Canada

Posted 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.

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

SmartTRAK's Final 2017 Spine Market Financial Results

Posted 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:

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

SmartTRAK Publication Alert: Q317 Spine Quarterly Market Recap

Posted 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.

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

Trends and Transactions in the Spine Market

Posted by Don Urbanowicz on 12/18/17 7:08 PM

Don Urbanowicz of Urbanowicz Consulting interviews John Pracyk, MD of DePuy Synthes, Adam Wollowick, MD of Stryker Spine, and Bob Kinsella of Kinsella Group regarding trends and transactions in the spine market in a pre-NASS panel discussion entitled “From the Operating Room to the OEM.”

Capital One, BioMedGPS and Kinsella Group sponsored a panel discussion prior to the 2017 NASS meeting covering a variety of topics. The discussion, featured in the excerpt below, focuses on “From the Operating Room to the OEM” with John Pracyk, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS, FACS, Spine Franchise Medical Leader at DePuy Synthes; Adam Wollowick, MD, MBA, Senior Director of Business Development at Stryker Spine; Bob Kinsella, President of Kinsella Group; and Don Urbanowicz, Principal of Urbanowicz Consulting (Moderator).


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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

NASS/CNS: Hot Topics and Bright Spots in Spine

Posted 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.

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine

DKOU Spotlight: Joline's Quattroplasty - Reducing Vertebral Compression Fractures

Posted by Sharon O'Reilly on 11/26/17 3:23 PM

SmartTRAK's President & CEO Sharon O'Reilly attended DKOU2017, the German Congress of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, in Berlin Oct. 24-27, 2017 and uncovered several new and innovative orthopedic, trauma and spine technologies on the exhibit floor.

This week, the SmartTRAK blog is featuring video interviews from DKOU highlighting new companies and products emerging from Europe.

Next up ...

Peter Kohlbecher, Director, Sales & Marketing of Joline GMBH - Quattroplasty: a novel four balloon technique for reducing vertebral compression fractures

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine, Orthopedics-Trauma, SmartTRAK Conferences

Is Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stim The Next Big Thing?

Posted by Anne Staylor on 11/14/17 7:04 PM

Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stim: The Next Big Thing?

With impressive preliminary data from Saluda Medical’s AVALON trial, and all the big players working on evoked potentials, will closed-loop spinal cord stimulation (#SCS) be the next big thing?

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine, Neuromodulation-Spinal Cord Stimulation

Join BioMedGPS for a Gathering of Spine and Ortho Industry Executives at NASS

Posted by Sharon O'Reilly on 10/17/17 6:15 PM

Co-sponsored by: Capital One Healthcare, Kinsella Group and BioMedGPS

Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, just steps away from the Orange County Convention Center. The spacious patio is a perfect location for an evening of networking under the stars.

The evening will include a short panel discussion titled From the OR to the OEM: A Perspective, led by Don Urbanowicz, Principal, Urbanowicz Consulting, LLC.

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Topics: Orthopedics-Spine, SmartTRAK Conferences

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