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INFUSE Review Leads To Discussion And Some Discord At NASS

Executive Summary

Medtronic’s subdued showing at NASS in October revealed the sometimes rocky relationship among industry, clinicians, and academia:  The Yale University Open Data Access Project suggested rhBMP-2 didn’t fuse bone any better than standard-iliac crest bone graft, yet Medtronic executives found some vindication in the process, saying it supported on-label use of BMP, and suggested the Yale University-led process could be a model to settle future controversies in the medical industry.

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