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
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:BiomaterialsAdvanced
OsteoAMP AntibacterialCeremed Inc.
AOC™ TechnologyAmedica Corporation
Valeo AL Spinal SpacerCervical CareAspen Medical Products,
Vista TSAmedica Corporation
Valeo C Spinal SpacerInterventional Spine, Inc.
PERPOS Cervical SystemDiagnostic & ImagingAxial Biotech,
ScoliScore™ AIS Prognostic TestCytonics Corporation
Molecular DiscographyLumbar CareAllen Medical Systems, Inc.
Allen Spine SystemBaxano, Inc.
iO-Flex™ SystemBaxano, Inc.
MicroBlade Shaver™ De