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NuVasive Launches Pulse Integrated Technology Platform for Spine Procedures -

NuVasive launched the Pulse™ integrated platform to support all types of spine surgical procedures with multiple enabling technologies. Limited clinical release testing of the platform demonstrated initial validation that the Pulse structural design supports broad clinical utility throughout the entire surgery and can be used in all procedures, from fusions to complex corrections. An open, modular architecture allows surgeons to choose the tools they need to address specific pathologies. Hardware and software modules include 2D- and 3D-imaging and navigation, featuring Siemens Healthineers' Cios Spin cutting-edge 3D mobile C-arm; surgical pre-operative planning with Integrated Global Alignment® (iGA®) to intra-operatively assess the surgical approach and effects on spinal alignment; neuromonitoring; smart imaging with radiation reduction through LessRay®, which can reduce exposure in the O.R. by as much as 80% vs. standard fluoroscopy; and computer-assisted rod bending with Bendini®. Pulse's capabilities can be expanded for robotics and smart tools. NuVasive plans to unveil its spine robotics module in 3Q19. (NuVasive, Inc., 7/10/19)