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June 2024

Endoscopic Applications in Spinal Oncology Webinar

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming webinar focused on the latest in oncology within spinal endoscopy. This is a prime opportunity to get insights into the latest advancements in this specialized area, to explore historical context, considerations, case examples, and future trends, as well as to engage with experts in spine endoscopy community. The webinar will take place on June 12th, 3:30 PM PST and will be moderated by Drs. Sanjay Konakondla, Albert Telfeian, and Sean Barber

To register for the webinar, please click here:

Global Spine Congress 2024

The annual meeting of AO Spine, the Global Spine Congress, is one of the world’s leading spine congresses, attended by thousands of spine surgeons from around the world. The congress provides an excellent forum to exchange ideas and to network with spine experts worldwide as well as to stay abreast of the latest research and technology in spinal surgery. This year 2024, the Global Spine Congress was organized in Bangkok, Thailand.

At the GSC 2024, joimax® was not only celebrating 20 years of TESSYS®, but also exhibiting an array of product innovations, such as TESSYS® Trans SAP with the newest Double Drill, ilESSYS® Biportal, RoboFIX® robotorized Arm, and Camsource® Duo, which further enhances surgical precision and visualization, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Feedback from surgeons has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing enthusiasm for joimax®’s “fireworks of innovations”. Dr. Frank Hassel, Chief Physician Spinal Surgery and Medical Director, Loretto Krankenhaus Freiburg, Germany; Prof. Junseok Bae, President, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; and Prof. Christoph P. Hofstetter, Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington Medicine, USA issued this group statement: “These advancements are game-changers in endoscopic spine surgery, especially the transforaminal approach and will undoubtedly revolutionize how to tackle complex spinal procedures.”

joimax® New Website

Alongside the significant presence at the Global Spine Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, joimax® announced the launch of our new website in the middle of May 2024. The new website provides a seamless digital experience for customers and partners around the world. With enhanced features and user-friendly navigation, www.joimax.com serves as a comprehensive hub of information on joimax®’s cutting-edge endoscopic spine surgery solutions.

To discover our new website, please click here:

EU-MDR CERTIFICATION

joimax® develops, produces and distributes its medical technology products in compliance with the highest quality criteria. This enables surgeons to treat patients with the best possible techniques and allows patients to return to their daily lives as quickly as possible.

joimax® is pleased to announce that we successfully achieved the certified quality management system according to EU-Regulation 2017/745 (EU-MDR) for classes I, Ir, Is, IIa and IIb at TÜV SÜD Product Service Munich in February and March 2024.

PRODUCT INNOVATION

Discover now the latest product innovation from joimax®

iLESSYS® Biportal

iLESSYS® Biportal, the newest member of the iLESSYS® Family, enables unilateral biportal endoscopy for the treatment of multilevel diseases in a biportal and bimanual mode.

Benefits:

  • Endoscopic access with a maximum working range
  • Broadest range of interlaminar applications
  • Tailored endoscopic spinal instruments

To learn more about iLESSYS® Biportal, please visit our website at:

TESSYS® TransSAP and Double-Drill

TESSYS® TransSAP offers a broad range of indications from soft disc herniations to advanced lateral and recess stenosis. The TransSAP method follows an adopted access path to the spine, directly targeting the Superior Articulating Process.

Innovative features such as the “Double-Drill” make surgery even more efficient, providing an effective basis for endoscopic-assisted fusion.  

To learn more about the TESSYS® TransSAP, please visit our website at:

Camsource® Duo and RoboFIX® were showcased to the public for the first time at Global Spine Congress 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. The launch confirms joimax®‘s commitment to innovation and excellence as our team continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Camsource® Duo further enhances visualization with brilliant imaging and outstanding illumination.

  • Razor-sharp 4K UHD-Resolution
  • Ultra-long depth of field
  • Combined Camera and Light Source  

RoboFIX® Robotic Arm for biportal and bimanual surgeries.

  • Hands-free camera view prevents fatigue during long procedures
  • Expansion of endoscopy techniques to biportal / new bimanual techniques
  • Compact size allows use on conventional OR-table rails

EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

The 6th Edition LISBON LAB Hands-On Endoscopic Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery Course

The 6th Edition LISBON LAB Hands-On Endoscopic Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery Course, the biggest event in Portugal dedicated to Uniportal and Biportal Endoscopic Spine Surgery, was organized on 31st May to 1st June 2024 in the beautiful city of Lisbon. The event gathered more than 60 renowned surgeons from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, France and Germany. It included two intense days of sharing knowledge and expertise with three ESPINEA® world-renowed faculty, Dr. Ralf Wagner, Dr. Maxime Challali and Dr. Miguel Loureiro.

In addition to the excellent course with 6 workstations, where the focus was on the new joimax® system for Biportal endoscopy and Tessys® TransSAP system, the participating surgeons had the opportunity to share and discuss cases, improvements as well as difficulties.

We would like to express our sincere gratitute to our faculty Dr. Ralf Wagner, Dr. Maxime Challali and Dr. Miguel Loureiro for their participation and for sharing their expertise with other participants. Big thanks to our distribution partner in Portugal Surgyline – Dispositivos Médicos Cirúrgicos, Lda. for organizing such a great event. Also many thanks to Prof. Almeida and the NOVA Medical School for hosting us.

ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy’s four-day workshop in Guangzhou, China

The four-day workshop of ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy in Guangzhou at the end of May, which was powered by joimax®, was outstanding.

On the first day, the workshop featured the observation of several live surgeries, which were attended by more than 50 participants on site and over 80,000 online participants. On the second day, multiple presentations with discussions were provided. On the third and fourth half days, 20 surgeons from different provinces were trained by Prof. Zhou Yue at the cadaveric training. Interlaminar and transforaminal lumbar techniques were demonstrated and discussed throughout the workshop.

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to our esteemed ESPINEA® Chairman, Chapter China – Prof. Zhou Yue and faculty from Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. Their gracious sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices has left an enduring impact. Also, special thanks to Mr. Wolfgang Ries, CEO and Founder of joimax® Group, Chairman and Founder of ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy for sharing his extensive knowledge on history, evolution and future of endoscopic spine surgery.

Many thanks to joimax® local distributor C&D Innostic, and the staff at Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine for all their help and great support!

joimax® at Houston Methodist

The 4th Annual Houston Methodist Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Symposium was organized from April 5 to 6, 2024. The symposium fostered a wealth of knowledge sharing and collaboration to advance Ultra-Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery field and improve patient outcomes. More than 50 participants including practicing spinal surgeons, residents, and fellows gathered at Houston Methodist and learned from leading experienced endoscopic spine faculty. The symposium included both lectures and hands-on cadaveric lab instructions for lumbar, thoracic, and cervical endoscopic decompression as well as endoscopic fusion.

Special thanks to Meng Huang, MD, Paul J. Holman, MD and Houston Methodist for organizing such an excellent course.

EVENT & CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

The 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) was organized from May 3 to 6 in Chicago, USA. The AANS gathers the greatest minds in the American neurosurgical community to advance collective wisdom in this modern world. The year’s theme was „What Matters“.

At joimax® booth, our US team showcased cutting-edge technologies, systems and methods for ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. It was very impressive to see such a great interest in joimax® surgical solutions. Many thanks to everyone for visiting our booth. We would also like to express our gratitude to the organizer for this great event!

JSSR

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research (JSSR) took place from April 18 to 20 at PACIFICO Yokahama Conference Center in Kanagawa, Japan. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JSSR. The 53rd Annual Meeting was therefore a very special event celebrating 50 years of research into spinal ailments and also laying a foundation for the next era.

At the event, the joimax® APAC team led by Reuben Teo and Cindy Lee in collaboration with our Japanese distributor JMC- JAPAN MEDICALNEXT CO., LTD., demonstrated the breakthrough in endoscopic spine surgery with a focus on the Electromagnetic Navigation System – Intracs®em. Over 2500 surgeons from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia participated in the meeting, and the surgeons were very impressed by the wide clinical application of joimax®’s endoscopic spine navigation system.

joimax® on tour in Germany

joimax® Germany had an active month in April 2024. We supported among others the 14th Schwarzach Spring Symposium, the Network Days in Nuremberg and the Spine in Hamburg event, and presented our latest product innovations in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery. iLESSYS® Biportal  was of particular focus here, which significantly extends the interlaminar application range of endoscopy to endoscopic fusion.

We would like to thank the organizers for the excellent organization and congress management as well as all participants for their interest, the fantastic discussions and the positive feedback during these events.

SALES AND MARKETS

joimax® obtained full registration of all products for India

joimax® obtained officially full registration of all products for India, one of the fastest growing endoscopic spine surgery markets worldwide. Now the Indian health community has access to all the latest spinal endoscopic technologies invented, developed and manufactured by joimax®.

“Earlier this year, joimax® received its CE MDR approvals, granted by TÜV-Süd — an important step for marketing our existing products under the new European regulation, which opened a backlog of products to India,” stated our Founder and CEO Mr. Wolfgang Ries.

This marks a momentous milestone for joimax® and our partner in India, Spectramed Healthcare. We are excited to introduce the complete joimax® portfolio in India and enable patients to benefit from the ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic spine technology.

Please click here for the full announcement:

COMPANY CULTURE

EUROHealth Leaders Magazine interview with Mr. Wolfgang Ries

EUROHealth Leaders Magazine had recently an interview with Mr. Wolfgang Ries, CEO and Founder of joimax® Group, Chairman and Founder of ESPINEA®️ Endoscopic Spine Academy in the exclusive edition of „Champions of Health: Spotlight on Leaders Shaping Germany’s Healthcare“.

The interview reveals how joimax® was founded, what our visions and missions are, what the work culture within joimax® looks like, and about our extraordinary journey to propel endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery worldwide with highly specialized complete systems in this market segment.

With his brilliant mind and dedicated work ethic, Mr. Wolfgang Ries leads the joimax®® Team to conquer challenges and pioneer the latest technologies and groundbreaking treatment methods in endoscopic spine technology to improve patient care. His jouney of founding joimax® inspires medical professionals and entrepreneurs around the world who want to make a difference.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS,
EVENTS & CONGRESSES

9-12 June: 75th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC) in Goettingen

13 June: joimax® Roadshow for China sub-dealers in Hong Kong

13-15 June: SFCR 2024 at the Palais des Congrès, Le Corum, in Montpellier

15-16 June: APSS 7th Annual Meeting in Hong Kong

20-21 June: Hands-on Training in Karlsruhe

22-23 June: ESPINEA® Singapore workshop dedicated for Japanese surgeons

4-5 July: Hands-on Training at ORSI, Belgium

6-7 July: ESPINEA® Taiwan Level 1-2 & Level 3-4

18-19 July: Hands-on Training in Salzburg, Austria

25-26 July: Hands-on Training in Karlsruhe, Germany

26-27 July: 9th ASEAN MISST in Da Nang, Vietnam

26-27 July: Endoscopic Spine Surgery Symposium (hosted by Seattle Science Foundation)

GLOBAL EDITORIAL TEAM:
Thuy Ngo, Antonio Berlen, Reuben Teo, Su Min Lim, Tony Troncale, Tiffany Tsang, Clemens Barthold, Wolfgang Ries

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