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49 Companies Submit Products for First Spine Technology Awards; Entries Now Closed
Date:8/20/2009

WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-nine companies have submitted more than 80 spine technologies for consideration of a 2009 Spine Technology Award. The entry deadline was August 15. Any company that produces products for use in spine surgery was eligible to enter.

The Spine Technology Awards are the first of their kind and are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary and innovative spine surgery products and the engineering teams and inventors who create them.

    Companies submitting entries include:

    Advanced Biologics LLC               Mazor Surgical Technologies Ltd.
    Alpha Med-Surge, Inc.                Medicrea
    Alpha Orthopaedics Inc.              Nemaris LLC
    Alphatech Spine, Inc.                NovaSurgical, LLC
    Amedica Corporation                  NuTech Medical
    Applied Spine                        NuVasive, Inc.
    ArthroCare Spine                     Ouroburos Medical
    Aspen Medical Products, Inc.         Paradigm Spine, LLC
    Axial Biotech, Inc.                  Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Bacterin                             Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Biomet, Inc.                         Spinal Kinetics, Inc.
    BTE Technologies, Inc.               Spine Wave, Inc.
    Covidien                             Spine21
    CrossCurrent Inc.                    SpineFrontier(TM), Inc.
    Custom Spine, Inc.                   SpineMatrix, Inc.
    DePuy Spine, Inc.                    Spinus
    DFine, Inc.                          Tekmed LP
    Disc Motion Technologies             TranS1, Inc.
    DSM PTG (DSM Biomedical)             US Spine
    Facet Solutions, Inc.                Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
    iMDS                                 VertiFlex Inc.
    Integra (Theken) Spine               Vexim
    Invibio, Inc.                        WW Technology
    K2M, Inc.                            X-Spine
    LDR Spine

Surgeons at the event will judge each technology on originality, clinical relevance, and the likelihood that it will improve current standards of care. Entries with the most surgeon votes will receive 2009 Spine Technology Awards during the gala banquet on November 9, 2009, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The Spine Technology Awards are being presented by Orthopedics This Week, the premier online orthopedics newsletter, as a way to recognize the great talents and contributions of spine technology engineers and surgeon-inventors. For information on attending the gala banquet in San Francisco, contact Lisa Carpenter (lisa@ryortho.com) or Tom Bishow (tom@ryortho.com).

RRY PUBLICATIONS LLC publishes Orthopedics This Week (www.ryortho.com) and hosts the annual Stem Cell Summit (www.stemcellsummit.com).

    CONTACT:
    Robin Young
    RRY Publications LLC
    Ph.: 877-817-6450
    Fax: 610-260-6451


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