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Orthopedics This Week Announces 2010 Best Spine Technology Award Winners

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-10-06 (Revised/Updated 2013-07-12) - Orthopedics This Week announces the winners of its 2010 Best Spine Technologies of the Year Award - Orthopedics This Week.

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Quote: "The Spine Technology Awards deliver well deserved pats on the back to the people that do the hard work of creating improved care for spine patients."

Orthopedics This Week, the most widely read publication in the orthopedics medical and business community today announced the winners of its 2010 Best Spine Technologies of the Year Award.

The annual awards honor the inventors and engineers for extraordinary innovation, hard work and effectiveness at solving clinical problems for patients with spine disease.

Winners were recognized at a gala awards banquet held in Orlando, Florida on October 4, 2010. Nearly 44 entries were submitted representing several hundred inventors and engineers. The award winners were selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges selected from the leading orthopedic hospitals and institutions in the United States on the basis of their innovation and clinical relevance.

"Innovation is, without doubt, the most important medical and economic force in the world today," said Orthopedics This Week publisher and CEO, Robin Young. "The Spine Technology Awards deliver well deserved pats on the back to the people that do the hard work of creating improved care for spine patients. In this time of concern and struggle in the spine arena, we take one night to cheer, support and recognize the innovation, hard work and motivation to aspire to better technological solutions for patient care."

Categories and winners appear below:

Advanced Biologics, LLCOsteoAMP Antibacterial
Ceremed Inc.AOC Technology
Amedica CorporationValeo AL Spinal Spacer

Cervical Care
Aspen Medical Products, Inc.Vista TS
Amedica CorporationValeo C Spinal Spacer
Interventional Spine, Inc.PERPOS Cervical System

Diagnostic & Imaging
Axial Biotech, Inc.ScoliScore AIS Prognostic Test
Cytonics CorporationMolecular Discography

Lumbar Care
Allen Medical Systems, Inc.Allen Spine System
Baxano, Inc.iO-Flex System
Baxano, Inc.MicroBlade Shaver Device
K2M, Inc.Deformity CRICKET

Minimally Invasive Care
Carl Zeiss Meditec AGINTRABEAM TARGIT Therapy System
Alphatec Spine, Inc.HeliFix Interspinous Device
NuVasive, Inc.NeuroVision Guidance

Motion Preservation:
Spinelab Ltd.Elaspine Implant System

Pain Management
Cytonics CorporationBiomarker for LBP

President's Award
NuTech Medical, Inc.NuCel
Alphatec Spine, Inc.PureGen ELA Stem Cell

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