eCential Robotics and ChoiceSpine announce long-term partnership to enhance robotic spine implant surgery

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eCential Robotics and ChoiceSpine recently announced a long-term partnership to offer a common optimised solution which they say combines navigation, robotics, and implant systems that are easy to use, accurate for spine surgeons, and benefits patients.

After starting the process in 2021, eCential Robotics and ChoiceSpine agreed to partner their technologies with spine robotic surgeries.

The eCential Robotics platform pulls together intraoperative 2D/3D imaging, navigation, and robotics in its core design which, according to the company, makes it the only available fully-unified, single-device solution with a single-user interface. In addition, the eCential Robotics platform is an open solution, catering to different surgeons’ preferences. Built around a range of applications currently dedicated to spine surgery, there are plans for multiple bone surgery indications soon.

ChoiceSpine’s spinal implant portfolio includes the Thunderbolt minimally invasive pedicle screw system and the Triton 3D-printed SI joint fixation system. Other technologies offered by ChoiceSpine include proprietary BioBond 3D-printed interbodies, a shallow docking access system for direct lateral surgery, and multiple cervical fusion options. In addition, the orthobiologics portfolio offers bone graft solutions, including 100% demineralised bone matrix, cortical fibers, synthetics, a cellular bone matrix, structural allograft, and allograft sponge options.

Laurence Chabanas, eCential Robotics’ chief strategy officer, said: “By enabling eCential Robotics’ platform to navigate ChoiceSpine implants with our robotic arm, we will optimise and add value to our unified and universal solution for the benefit of surgeons and patients.

“This partnership is a part of eCential Robotics’ open model strategy. Since our ambition is to offer a unique platform for bone surgery in the operating room and become a standard, we are open to collaborating with implant companies to combine our technologies and offer optimised navigation and robotics for the implementation proposed to the patient.”

Steve Ainsworth, ChoiceSpine’s EVP of strategy and technology, added: “This combination of our innovative cultures will allow us to expand our clinical value by fully encompassing the surgical experience. We believe the eCential Robotics platform, in conjunction with our comprehensive spinal implant and orthobiologics portfolios, will lead the way in advancing spine surgery. This partnership is just one example of how ChoiceSpine brings technically superior spinal devices to the market and is doing spine the right way.”


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