joimax® CEO & Founder talking to Global Spine Conference Chairman Jeffery Wang, MD, PhD in an 1:1 interview

P Paris, France | November 2021 – During this years Global Spine Congress (GSC) joimax® CEO & Founder, Wolfgang Ries, sat down with GSC Chairman, Jeffery Wang, MD, PhD, to talk about the 20 years success of the company, education with the ESPINEA® Endoscopic Spine Academy and the future of endoscopic spine surgery!

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joimax® Launches NAVENTO® Navigation Endoscopic Tower at NASS and EUROSPINE

IRVINE, CA – joimax®, the German-based market leader in technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery, is excited to announce the global launch of its new generation tower, NAVENTO® Navigation Endoscopic Tower. Optimized for endoscopic spine surgery with special settings for the safe treatment of sensitive structures, NAVENTO® will be featured at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Boston later this month and at EUROSPINE in Vienna this October.

NAVENTO®, the fully integrated fourth generation endo-tower, contains everything a surgeon needs to perform a successful procedure. The tower boasts updated design features for enhanced usability and is composed of six devices that work in unison to give the user the best possible surgical experience:

  1. Vitegra®, the brain of NAVENTO®, offers complete documentation and data management.
  2. Camsource® LED provides optimal clarity up to 4K resolution.
  3. Intracs®, the newest device from joimax®, delivers electromagnetic navigation at the instrument’s tip.
  4. Shrill®, the shaver drill system, with the newest generation recently launched, provides optimal RPMs and torque management.
  5. Endovapor® 2 poses electrosurgical offerings for monopolar and bipolar settings.
  6. Versicon®, delivers fluid and pressure regulation.

“joimax® continues to lead the endoscopic spine market through innovations in technologies aimed to increase the user experience and provide spinal patients with an ultra-minimally invasive treatment option,” stated Christoph Hofstetter, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.

Wolfgang Ries, CEO and founder of the joimax® group, confirmed, “NAVENTO® pulls together the latest technologies forming one complete, seamlessly integrated spinal endoscopic package.”

NAVENTO®, along with the full suite of joimax® endoscopic technologies will be showcased at NASS, booth #3512, and at EUROSPINE, booth #04.

joimax® Enters the Vietnamese Market, Partners with Trang Thi Medical Company Limited

Karlsruhe (GER) – joimax® and Trang Thi are pleased to announce their partnership in bringing the joimax® full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery technology to the Southern Provinces of Vietnam including Da Nang market.  joimax® a German-based company is a recognised market leader in these technologies and training methods with a history of innovation in endoscopic spine surgery since 2001.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery has been growing steadily in popularity since the late 1990’s and there has been exponential growth in the technique in the past 10 years. The distributor Trang Thi and joimax® are pursuing a long term corporation to provide a broader surgical choice for patients considering spinal surgery.
“joimax® is looking forward to working with a partner as strong as Trang Thi, says joimax® Founder and CEO Wolfgang Ries and adds, “a company that has the necessary personnel, expertise, as well as the corresponding specialization and penetration of the market”.

“We’re very pleased to collaborate with joimax®,” comments Trang Thi Medical Co., Ltd Director Dieu Linh Nguyen. “Endoscopic spine surgery is a technique that enables patients to have access to truly minimally invasive surgical procedures of the spine.”
Thus, joimax® strengthens its sales activities in Southern Provinces of Vietnam including Da Nang and enters into another important partnership across APAC.

About Trang Thi Medical Co. Ltd

Trang Thi Medical Co., Ltd (TRANG THI) is one among key players in Vietnam market, providing complete solutions for neuro and spine surgery. During the nine years of operation, TRANG THI has cooperated with many well-known manufacturers, transfering advanced and innovative technology to hospitals and healthcare centers. With the mission of community health, Trang Thi always strive to make a real difference to people’s lives.

joimax® and Red One Medical Partner to Support Expert Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Veterans and Active Military

SAVANNAH, GA – joimax®, a leading developer and marketer of complete systems for endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery, and Red One Medical, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, announced their partnership today. The partnership enables both companies to continue their missions to improve patient care and surgical outcomes with leading edge medical technology and devices.

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Red One Medical Founder and CEO Charles Pollak shared, “I am excited to join forces with joimax® to offer their innovative technologies, systems and methods for endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery to VA and DoD facilities across the nation, further supporting the government’s goal to improve outcomes and improve efficiency in these facilities.”

Matt Cronin, senior VP of sales and marketing for joimax®, is a U.S. Navy veteran and hailed this partnership: “This is a pivotal moment for joimax® and our long history. We are honored to be a part of improving health care for our many veterans and our brave U.S. military personnel, as well as for their dependents. Our working together with Red One Medical will make endoscopic spine surgery more accessible to this patient population, where a quicker return to both duty and a more active life, is so important.”

About Red One Medical:

Red One Medical is a CVE-certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Savannah, GA. Wholly owned and operated by a combat veteran, Red One Medical is a leading medical device distributor and wholesaler serving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals. Red One Medical donates a portion of profits to leading charities as part of its mission to support veterans, military families and their communities. To learn more, visit

joimax® Showcases New Electromagnetic Navigation System Intracs® em at Global Spine Congress (GSC), Toronto and at German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC), Wurzburg Clinical Trials Start in Europe and Asia

IRVINE, CA – May 13, 2019 – joimax®,, the Germany-based market leader of technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic, minimally-invasive spinal surgery, is showcasing its Integrated Navigation Tracking & Control System, Intracs®em, at this year’s Global Spine Congress (GSC), which is currently being held in Toronto, Canada. The company is also promoting the system at the annual meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC), being held concurrently in Wurzburg, Germany.

The Intracs®em electromagnetic navigation system is simple to set up, very user-friendly, and seamlessly integrates into the joimax® endoscopic tower. It allows for navigation during any endoscopic procedure performed with the joimax® endoscopic surgical systems, TESSYS® (transforaminal) and iLESSYS® (interlaminar). Beyond that, it can serve as a stand-alone device.

The system relies on electromagnetic tracking, affording simultaneous navigation of multiple instruments such as needles, guiding rods, reamers and endoscopes. It was developed by joimax®  for easy planning of endoscopic approaches to the spine, as well as other minimally invasive procedures, like percutaneous fusions.

Various Intracs®em sensors guarantee the highest accuracy. Plus, for the patients’ benefit, the procedure can be carried out without further X-ray control –  only starting X-rays are required. As a result, access, intervention time, and radiation exposure, are reduced to a minimum.

The system is CE-Marked. Currently, clinical trials and applications are running in Europe and Asia, where the product has already launched. In specific Asian countries, like Taiwan, the first systems have been sold and shipped.

Users are very impressed with the usability of the system. “I didn’t expect that navigation for both transforaminal and interlaminar procedures can be made so easy and that the set-up time can be so much streamlined,“ states Prof. Michael Kraus, spine specialist in Augsburg, Germany.  “And for the thoracic approach, it is so precise and a tremendous help,” continues Dr. Erik Traupe, spine specialist in Munich, Germany.

The launch of Intracs®em is a key milestone for joimax®. As part of its global strategy, joimax®  is providing surgeons, worldwide, with the devices they need for safe, easy and gentle spinal therapies, with US-FDA submission planned for Q2, 2019. “We are committed to overcoming any obstacles and concerns related to minimally invasive, endoscopic spine surgery,” states joimax® CEO and Founder Wolfgang Ries. “Our success lies with our innovative, user-friendly devices and instruments, and our ability to provide both doctor and patient with outstanding safety built into our systems.” Moreover, a well established and targeted clinical training program for the spinal surgical community, named CM3, rounds out the joimax® educational offering. Earlier this year, joimax® launched ESPINEA®, an Endoscopic Spine Academy focused on a complete endoscopic spine curriculum. Designed as a full training program to elevate surgeons to the next level of expertise, ESPINEA® offers professional and high-quality education for endoscopic spine treatment specialists, worldwide. The ESPINEA® Training and Education Centers are located in Karlsruhe, Germany in the newly opened joimax® building, and in Irvine, CA, where joimax® opened new labs and training rooms last November.

Endoscopy in Pain Therapy – One day meeting with live surgery – Rome, Nov 24, 2018

Endoscopy in Pain Therapy

Focus on Facet Joint – Sacroiliac Joint – Peripheral nerves
New Endoscopic Approach

The aim of the Course of Endoscopy in Pain Therapy is to develop endoscopic techniques in the treatment of common diseases like Low Back Pain, Sacroileitis and Peripheral nerves pain. This course gives the participants an overview of endoscopic possibilities and new approaches in Pain Therapy.

The course is divided in two sessions, a frontal didactical part with an explanation of anatomy and physiopathology of facet joint pain, sacroliliac pain and peripheral nerves disturbs, and it is followed by a practice part with 2 / 3 surgical procedures performed by Dr. Meloncelli and his equipe with a direct explanation of surgical aspects.


At a glance:

One day meeting with live surgery
Rome, November 24, 2018
9:30 – 17:00

Course director: Dr. Stefano Meloncelli
Secretary: Dr. Ignazio Urti
Faculty: Dr. Marco Divizia, Dr. Giorgio Germani

Casa di Cura „Valle Giulia“
Via Guiseppe de Notaris 2, Roma

Number of Participants: 10
Subscription: 600 Euro

Reservation and information:
Medical Training
phone number:+39 329 771 41 69

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