NASS 2008: MIS continues to gain traction; emerging companies drive innovation

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    The conclusion reached from last year’s North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, hosted in Toronto, Canada, is that further penetration of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) will be the key driver for the spinal implant market over the next several years, says an extensive medical technology report by Morgan Stanley. The report was put in place to assess the economy’s impact on the spine industry, new technologies, and competitive dynamics.