Orthopedics This Week Announces 2010 Best Spine Technology Award Winners

Oct 06, 2010, 09:10 ET from Orthopedics This Week

WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, LLC

OsteoAMP Antibacterial

Ceremed Inc.

AOC™ Technology

Amedica Corporation

Valeo AL Spinal Spacer

Cervical Care

Aspen Medical Products, Inc.

Vista TS

Amedica Corporation

Valeo C Spinal Spacer

Interventional Spine, Inc.

PERPOS Cervical System

Diagnostic & Imaging

Axial Biotech, Inc.

ScoliScore™ AIS Prognostic Test

Cytonics Corporation

Molecular 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 AG


Alphatec Spine, Inc.

HeliFix Interspinous Device

NuVasive, Inc.

NeuroVision Guidance

Motion Preservation:

Spinelab Ltd.

Elaspine™ Implant System

Pain Management

Cytonics Corporation

Biomarker for LBP

President's Award

NuTech Medical, Inc.


Alphatec Spine, Inc.

PureGen™ ELA Stem Cell


Robin Young



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