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3D Printing, Expandable Cages Popular Among Pre-NASS Product Launches

Companies got a jump on their spine product announcements well ahead of day one of the NASS Annual Meeting, this year. From September 1 to October 23 alone, we covered 45 spine-centric announcements, from funding to patents to reimbursements, etc. Here we recap just the product updates to acquaint you with what you'll see and hear on the exhibit floor. 

  • 4WEB Medical launched its next-generation 3D-printed Anterior Spine Truss interbody fusion system.
  • ChoiceSpine received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the HAWKEYE Ti vertebral body replacement, its first 3D-printed device.
  • Expanding Orthopedics received FDA 510(k) clearance for the FLXfit™15 expandable interbody cage.
  • Mazor Robotics received CE Mark approval for the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform. 
  • Nexxt Spine received FDA 510(k) clearance to market 3D-printed NEXXT MATRIXX™ interbody and vertebral body replacement devices. 
  • NuVasive launched LessRay®, hardware and software designed to minimize overexposure to radiation in the O.R., and Modulus® XLIF®, 3D-printed titanium implants for use in lateral lumbar interbody fusion.
  • Spineology commenced full market release of the Elite™ Expandable Interbody Fusion system. More than 300 cases have been completed since limited launch in 2Q16. 
  • Stryker Spine received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its 3D-printed Tritanium® C Anterior Cervical Cage. 


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