NuVasive is a company focused on the development spine surgery which is minimally invasive, predictable and clinically reproducible procedurally-integrated solutions and

Siemens Healthineers develops a portfolio of imaging systems including 3D imaging for complex spine cases.

The two companies have come together to form the ‘Spine Precision Partnership’, under which they will join forces in advancing their proprietary technologies with the objective of creating solutions that will improve operating room (OR) workflow efficiency and offer increased precision in minimally disruptive spine surgery technologies.

As the first step, the partnership will integrate NuVasive’s Pulse surgical automation platform with Siemens Healthineers’ Cios Spin cutting-edge mobile 3D imaging for intra-operative quality assurance.

NuVasive chairman and CEO Gregory Lucier said: “Currently, a number of hospitals and healthcare systems treat patients undergoing spine surgery through often cost-intensive, intra-operative CT scans with a general navigation system with limited utilization in spine surgery cases.

“The combination of NuVasive’s Pulse system and the Siemens Healthineers’ next-generation advanced imaging technology provides a compelling offering for hospitals and surgeons who require a scalable, cost-efficient technology that maximizes OR workflow efficiency and significantly improves visualization for spine surgery.

“We firmly believe that this combined offering will enable advanced clinical benefits driving superior patient outcomes, delivered through greatly improved visualization of the anatomy promoting successful anatomical access and spinal implant placement.”

Siemens Healthineers stated that with the help of this partnership, it will develop intra-operative 3D-imaging and navigation tools for our advanced imaging systems that empower spine surgeons and neurosurgeons to be more precise, faster and cost efficient in the operating room. Increased workflow efficiency, better image quality, along with predictable and reproducible results, will transform care delivery, while setting new standards in spine surgery.

The two companies will feature their Spine Precision Partnership at the upcoming North American Spine Society Annual Meeting to be held between 26 and 29, this September in Los Angeles, California.