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RRY Publications LLC and Orthopedics This Week invites all inventors, engineers and companies who are creating the next generation of innovative and successful products to improve spine care to submit their best ideas to the 2021 Spine Technology Award committee. The Spine Technology Awards recognize the best new spine technologies, engineering teams and inventors for 2021 and, in the process, reward excellence in innovation.

The Spine Technology Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary and innovative spine surgery products and the engineering teams and inventors who create them.

Judges will be assessing the applications according to originality, clinical relevance, clinical problem solving, likelihood of improving patient outcomes, and cost effectiveness.

The deadline for submission of entries is August 6, 2021. The winning entries will be announced prior to the virtual 36th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Boston, September 29 – October 2, 2021. Awards will be presented during NASS.

Said Orthopedics This Week founder Robin Young, “Patients, physicians, hospitals, and reimbursers rely on the inspiration and perspiration of engineers and surgeon-inventors to improve outcomes and to control costs. Most engineers and inventors are little known, so we are proud to provide awards and a venue to recognize their great talents and contributions.”

Who May Enter:

Inventors (and companies) who’ve developed a new product which may improve patient outcomes from spine surgery may enter this contest.

For an entry form or for more information contact:

Suzanne Kirchner, at suzanne@ryortho.com or call 1-888-352-1952.