Market Intel: #AANS2019: High-Tech Microscope Technologies Illuminate Brains, Spines
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.
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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.
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller talks to managing editor Marion Webb about the growing interest among investors in "femtech," technology that specifically addresses women's health issues that have been frequently overlooked in the past. And London-based reporter Catherine Longworth addresses the recent media reports that Smith & Nephew may make a bid for spine-device company Nuvasive.