Zimmer Biomet's ROSA ONE Spine System Wins FDA Nod; Other Solutions Presented At AAOS 2019
US FDA cleared Zimmer Biomet's ROSA ONE spine application last Friday. During the recent Academy of Orthopedics Surgeons conference, Medtech Insight talked to Zimmer Biomet's general manager of Global Spine, Rebecca Whitney and Michelle Bianco, VP of Operations, to learn about the company's product pipeline and future strategy.
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Zimmer Biomet’s net sales were up 1.2% year-over-year in the second quarter. CEO Bryan Hanson said the ROSA Knee robotic surgery system is performing even better than expected since it launched earlier this year, and is expected to be an important revenue-driver in the future.
This year's annual American Association of Neurological Surgeons conference offered neurosurgeons and allied health professionals five days of clinical trial news, seminars and live-streaming videos to learn about the latest developments in their field. Medtech Insight had an ear close to the ground, posting Tweets on some of the latest technologies, including robotic-assisted microscopes, showcased by exhibiting companies. Here is a round-up of the best of the Tweets and updates from company executives.