MD+DI got an up-close look at a Titan Spine Interbody Device (shown above) at NASS.
Medtronic's Recently-Acquired Titan Spine Interbody Devices
Medtronic launched several new procedural solutions for spine surgery at NASS, all of which are part of the company's Surgical Synergy platform, which integrates technologies with the goal of creating consistent, predictable, and reproducible spine procedures.
The company seemed particularly excited to show off its recently acquired Titan Spine interbody devices with FiberCel viable bone matrix (VBM) combines Titan nanoLOCK surface technology, which increases cellular factors related to bone growth and anti-inflammation, with FiberCel VBM.
"Surgeons are very interested in titanium," William Albans, senior marketing director for Medtronic's spine and biologics business told MD+DI at NASS.
What made Titan's interbody devices attractive to Medtronic is the microsurface nanotechnology aspect, not to mention all the data and experience that Titan had to support the platform technology.
"What we were looking for was not just a titanium cage," Albans said. "We wanted something that was validated with clinical evidence and the nanotechnology does that."
Another bonus is that the Titan nanoLOCK surface technology is already offered across seven different interbody platforms to meet a variety of procedural needs.
"This nanotechnology is a technology we can apply across our portfolio," Dave Anderson, VP, and general manager of enabling technologies at Medtronic, told MD+DI. "So we're buying a specific interbody but at the same time we're also buying a platform technology."
Also at NASS, Medtronic showcased:
- SynergyCorpectomy, a fully-navigated corpectomy system. The workflows feature Medtronic's new, expandable T2 Stratosphere implant, Grafton DBM DBF, and the newly-launched Midas Rex MR8 System. It is integrated with O-arm imaging and Stealth software to enable pre-surgical planning, real-time navigation, and multiple benefits including virtual sizing of the implant, 3D implant placement visualization, and confirmation of implant placement when using a Surgical Synergy workflow.
- SynergyOLIF360SM single-position workflow is differentiated with Infuse bone graft as well as the combination of Medtronic's O-Arm imaging and Stealth software. Integrated technologies enable the entire oblique lateral interbody fusion procedure to be performed while the patient is on his or her side, eliminating the time and cost associated with mid-procedure repositioning.
Midas Rex MR8 high-speed drill system during NASS. It is an eighth-generation drill system designed to deliver controlled precision, versatile access, and compatibility with Stealth to seamlessly integrate with Medtronic's spine technologies.