The MAGEC spinal bracing and distraction system (Ellipse Technologies Inc.) is used in children aged 2 years or over to brace the spine during growth and minimise the progression of scoliosis. This is a Guidance Update of MTG18, following the Guidance Review decision of December 2019.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 169

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: 1 24 April 2020
Draft guidance 27 May 2020 - 24 June 2020
Resolution 03 August 2020
Expected publication 15 September 2020

Project Team

Project lead Neil Hewitt

Email enquiries


External assessment group Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals
Manufacturers NuVasive, Inc.
Professional groups Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  Boston Scientific
  Department of Health and Social Care
  Devices for Dignity
  Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  HealthTech Alliance
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medical Technology Group
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  NHS England
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
06 February 2020 Scope published

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