Rubbery, implantable fibers used to study the spinal cord

New rubber-like fibers can match the flexibility of the spine as they deliver optical impulses to study spinal cord neurons, thanks to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scientists use implantable fibers to study the brain, giving them the opportunity to stimulate specific parts of the brain to monitor electrical responses. Before the rubber fibers,

Alphatec Spine touts new Battalion Lateral System

Alphatec Spine has launched its Battalion Lateral System with the Alphatec Squadron lateral retractor. It is expected to compete in the $500M U.S. lateral market. The Battalion Lateral System with the Alphatec Squadron lateral retractor gives surgeons a next-generation lateral system that has functionality designed to improve clinical outcomes, according to the company. It reduces