Endoscopic Spine Activities Peak During Summer 2023, joimax® Continues to Lead the Way

KARLSRUHE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–joimax®, the German-based market leader in technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery, presented at the ESPINEA® World Summit at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, PASMISS in Taiwan, NASSi in Bangkok, the ASEAN MISST in Jakarta, and at the first Annual Endoscopic Spine Surgery Symposium at the Seattle Science Foundation.



From July 13 to 15 more than 80 attendees from 22 countries connected at the ESPINEA® World Summit. “This historic event was a major milestone in the educational training activity of ESPINEA®, where we are proud to guide highly active surgeons from around the world within this encouraging field of endoscopic spinal therapy,” concluded ESPINEA® board members Dr. Alastair Gibson and Dr. Menno Iprenburg.

The July events provided joimax® the ideal opportunity to launch the highly anticipated surgical access systems, iLESSYS® Biportal and TESSYS® Trans SAP, along with the new electrosurgical probe, Vaporace® Bipo, which are key to the soon-to-be announced endoscopic expandable fusion platform.

joimax® will also share its latest developments at EUROSPINE in Frankfurt, affording participants an opportunity to attend an open house at their global headquarters in Karlsruhe, where they will further learn about joimax®’s research and manufacturing capabilities. Moreover, the joimax® US team will welcome NASS attendees in its hometown of Los Angeles.

“We are excited to see the widespread acceptance of endoscopic spine surgery around the globe,” said joimax® Founder and CEO Wolfgang Ries. “Having reached a tipping point, the NASS endoscopic “Surgical Stadium” event, will be another highlight the spine community can look forward to”. For further information and event registration, contact joimax®.


joimax® demonstrating its innovative minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery solutions at Global Spine Congress 2023

joimax® demonstrating its innovative minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery solutions at Global Spine Congress 2023

Prague, Czech Republic | June 2023 – During this years Global Spine Congress (GSC) joimax® CEO & Founder, Wolfgang Ries, talked to the GSC Chairman, Jeffery Wang, MD, PhD about the latest innovations by joimax®.

Click the link below to see the full interview! 


joimax® Updates ESPINEA® Training Facility

KARLSRUHE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The newly renovated and expanded Endoscopic Spinal Academy (ESPINEA®) facilities, sponsored by joimax®, makes exceptionally, high-quality training accessible in an innovative and appealing environment. Every day, the Academy offers educational and hands-on workshops to surgery teams, customers and partners.

Ries took on the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Operations at joimax®. In this position, based in Germany, he will be responsible for scaling global operations to ensure joimax® continues its exponential growth. Formerly the General Manager, for the past six of his 13-year tenure with joimax®, Ries built out the United States and Latin American markets.

“We are continuously developing and adapting our programs to meet customer demand”.

Courses and workshops at a pre-clinical and clinical levels

For almost five years, ESPINEA®, which is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has stood for excellence in training in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery. After the recent inauguration of ESPINEA® China, joimax® has refurbished and enlarged the existing Karlsruhe training facilities into a modern, state-of-the art center to support their growing educational and training programs. The showroom demonstrates solutions from joimax®, the market leader in endoscopic spinal surgery technologies, enabling visitors to experience this mastery daily.

Organized in sections, by product line, practitioners can try out each clinical model, simulating an operative environment, and learn firsthand about the positive ergonomics and streamlined workflow of these offerings. All labs are equipped with integrated joimax® surgery systems, including the latest generation endoscopic tower, NAVENTO®. The surgery stations are digitally connected to imaging and to the joimax® Intracs® electromagnetic navigation system so that the endoscopic spinal surgery methods and applications can be reproduced during training. Moreover, the furnishings have been fully optimized so that the rooms can be easily adapted to new products and solutions.

“As a leading innovator in spinal surgery techniques, it’s important that ESPINEA® offers a pioneering center to further education and training,” said Wolfgang Ries, CEO and founder of joimax® and chairman and founder of ESPINEA®. “The dynamic, holistic and needs-oriented program sets new standards.”

The main focus is on endoscopic spinal care solutions for pain therapy, decompression, deherniation, and spinal stabilization. All hands-on sections have an open lab design, and bring the concept to life on how the products work together.

Setting standards in training of endoscopic spinal surgery

Professional knowledge and well-practiced skills are the building blocks for successful endoscopic spinal surgery.

“We are continuously developing and adapting our programs to meet customer demand,” said Susanne Schmidinger, senior director, global marketing and education. “We are convinced that our holistic and target-oriented education puts surgery teams in the position to optimally implement our available technologies and solutions for their patients.“

At the facility, an experienced, dedicated global team of certified faculty share their expertise and know-how. Every trainee is individually accompanied along the entire learning journey.

“It’s important that surgeons be able to directly and efficiently apply joimax® systems and methods in their daily work,” said Ries. “That’s why we developed the ESPINEA® 3-step education program of visitation, hands-on workshop, and simulated live surgery.”

The program is available at ESPINEA® USA, Asia, China, and Europe.