The North American Spine Society held its 31st annual meeting in Boston from October 26th-29th, where thousands of the brightest minds in spine technology gathered to share the latest in spinal research and product development.  TranS1 exhibited at the conference and showcased emerging spine technologies.

NASS 2016 Recap

TranS1 had an interactive showcase where it previewed two technologies that will be launched in 2017:

  • Capital Bone Graft Harvester features a saw-tooth profile and shaft fenestration for consistent and reproducible bone grafting. The Capital Harvester is patent pending and will be available in January.
  • Pylon Graft Delivery enables MIS bone graft placement along the transverse processes by using the same incisions as those used for posterior instrumentation. The technology is patent pending and will be available in 2017.

img_1400TranS1 also featured a virtual reality demonstration of the flagship, AxiaLIF+ system for spinal fusion.  Surgeons had the opportunity to virtually step into the OR and get a firsthand experience of minimally-invasive, lumbar spinal fusion with the AxiaLIF system.

Jonathon Keeney, is the founder of Quandary Studio and creator of the virtual reality experience for AxiaLIF+.

“Virtual reality is an amazing tool that can go so much further than traditional print or digital mediums,” Jonathon explained. “When we create a virtual surgery, the surgeon can get a sense of what it’s like to actually perform the surgery, and immediately has a more intuitive sense of what questions to ask and how the procedure feels.”

TranS1 thanks surgeons and other spine industry professionals who visited our booth at NASS 2016.  See you in Orlando for NASS 2017!

Here is a collection of our favorite #NASS2016 tweets: