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Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Alphatec Spine Announces Executive Leadership Changes BY EDITOR, APRIL 30, 2014

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that provides physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced that its board of directors has appointed James M. Corbett President and Chief Executive Officer,... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Executive Leadership Changes BY EDITOR, JANUARY 2, 2014

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that provides physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced that Mike Plunkett will succeed Pat Ryan as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ryan, who has... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Restructured and Expanded Credit Facility BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that provides physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced today that it has amended its existing credit facility with MidCap Financial. The revised credit... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Intent to Restructure Scient'x Business Operations BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

Recommended Changes Will Result in Multi-Year Improvements in International Operations Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that provides physician—inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced that its French affiliate, Scient'x... more

Alphatec Spine to Host Technology Day on June 6, 2013 in New York City BY EDITOR, MAY 13, 2013

Venue: Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal... more

Alphatec Spine Receives FDA 510(K) Market Clearance for Its Alphatec Solus(TM) Internal Fixation Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device BY EDITOR, MARCH 12, 2013

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a company with a mission to provide physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced today that the Company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... more

Alphatec Spine Receives U.S. FDA 510(K) Market Clearance for Two New Products and Receives Japanese Shonin Approval to Begin Marketing Its Novel Peek Lumbar Spinal Spacers BY EDITOR, JANUARY 3, 2013

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Alphatec Spine Completes Asset Acquisition of Irvine, CA-Based Phygen LLC BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Alphatec Spine, Inc., announced that it has closed its acquisition of certain assets of Phygen LLC. "We are very pleased and excited to close this important transaction and bring these two companies together. It is truly a synergistic fit and... more

Alphatec Spine to Showcase New Products at the Upcoming 27th Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting in Dallas, Texas BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 23, 2012

Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today that it will showcase several new... more

Alphatec Spine Signs New Exclusive Supply Agreement for an Anchored, Zero-Profile Anterior Cervical Interbody Device BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 23, 2012

Alphatec Holdings announced that the company has signed a new supply agreement that provides the company with exclusive worldwide rights to market, sell and distribute an anchored, zero-profile anterior cervical interbody device. The device's 510(K) application is currently under review... more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Operations BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 4, 2012

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Forbes Features Alphatec CEO Les Cross BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 1, 2012

This week Forbes asked Alphatec CEO Les Cross "What makes a public company successful?" Mr. Cross, who is credited with increasing DJO's annual sales from $24 million annually to $1 billion over ten years, gives five key tips for making a company profitable. more

Alphatec Spine Receives Board Approval to Acquire Assets of Spine Implant Business BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

Alphatec Holdings announced today that its board of directors has approved the Company's plans to acquire certain assets of Phygen, LLC, a spinal implant manufacturer based in Irvine, CA. The purchase price for the assets is approximately $15.2 million in stock and cash. On August 7, 2012, Alphatec Spine first announced that it had signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of the company. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Sept-2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

K2M receives expanded 510(k) clearance for MESA portfolio ... ATEC announces first clinical use of NEXoss ... DJO launches Movation TKA ... KFx announces new patent ... Lanx announces ASPEN MIS results more

Alphatec Spine Releases Alphatec NEXoss Nanostructure Bio-Active Matrix and Announces the First Patient Implant BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

Alphatec Spine announced today the first clinical use of Alphatec NEXoss, a next generation synthetic bone graft indicated for use in posterolateral spine fusions in conjunction with bone marrow aspirate, autograft bone and appropriate hardware. more

Alphatec Spine Launches New MIS Device, the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System BY EDITOR, AUGUST 23, 2012

Alphatec Holdings announced today that it has launched its newest Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) device, which is called the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Aug-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 23, 2012

KH, Globus, MDT report sales ... ATEC launches BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System ... Bonovo launches Cross-Fuse ... Synthes issues recall for hemostatic bone putty more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Aug-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 8, 2012

ATEC, TRNX announce earnings ... DePuy receives 510(k) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis products ... ulrich medical launches golden gate Lateral Plate System ... WMGI subpoenaed over Profemur more

Alphatec Spine Appoints Luke T. Faulstick to Board of Directors BY EDITOR, AUGUST 7, 2012

Alphatec Holdings today announced the appointment of Luke T. Faulstick to the Company's Board of Directors. The appointment increases the size of Alphatec Spine's Board of Directors to eight and increases the number of independent directors to five. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 10, 2012

ATEC, ANIK, BMTI, MAKO, TRNX, TSON report 1Q ... OrthoSensor raises $15M ... Internal Fixation Systems announces distribution agreement with Intelligent Orthopaedics ... Seikagaku announces marketing agreement with Kaken for lumbar disc herniation treatment ... Bioventus officially launched more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Mar-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 1, 2012

ATEC, ANIK, EXAC announce earnings ... MedShape receives $3M loan ... Globus Medical settles with FDA over NuBone ... FDA clears K2M's SANTORINI Corpectomy Cage ... Wright Medical launches CLAW II Polyaxial Compression Plating System ... TSON opens Raleigh training center more

Alphatec Spine Announces Management Realignment to Prepare Company for Next Phase of Global Growth BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

Alphatec Spine, Inc. today announced that it has realigned the leadership roles of Dirk Kuyper and Les Cross. Mr. Kuyper, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of President, Global Commercial Operations and will remain a member of the Board of Directors. Les Cross, formerly Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, will assume the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The realignment is designed to enhance Alphatec Spine's future revenue growth and operating excellence. more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Senior Director of Investor Relations BY EDITOR, JANUARY 19, 2012

Alphatec Spine announced today that Mark Francois has been named the Company's Senior Director of Investor Relations. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Jan-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 19, 2012

ZMH acquires Synvasive Technology ... Carticept, DiFusion announce funding rounds ... KFx announces ACL study results ... MedShape launches ExoShape Soft Tissue Fastener ... VG Innovations releases VerteLoc v2.5 ... Stryker settles OP-1 charges ... Zyga Technology appoints president and CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Jan-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 5, 2012

IART pre-announces . . . China Kanghui subsidiary receives FDA clearance for hip and knee systems . . . first procedure performed with Ellipse Technologies device . . . Pioneer Surgical announces first clinical use of nanOss Bioactive 3D . . . Wright Medical launches ORTHOLOC 3Di Ankle Fracture System and the QUICKDRAW Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System . . . Globus appoints SVP and CFO . . . Vexim appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Nov-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 17, 2011

Zimmer acquires ExtraOrtho and XtraFix External Fixation System . . . FDA clears X-spine's Calix PC . . . TranS1 launches lateral access fusion system . . . DFINE initiates post-market study more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Asia Pacific BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Alphatec Spine announced today that Curt Jennewine, a seasoned medical device marketing and sales executive, has agreed to join the Company as its Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Asia Pacific. more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical Affairs and Quality BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Alphatec Spine announced today that Frances Harrison, who has over two decades of regulatory, clinical affairs and quality experience in the medical device industry, has been named the Company's Vice President, Regulatory, Clinical Affairs and Quality. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Nov-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 3, 2011

ATEC, ARTC, EXAC, IART, WMGI and more announce 3Q . . . FDA clears LDR's ROI-A Oblique ALIF cage . . . ATEC, Custom Spine, Globus, K2M, Medtronic and others debut new products at NASS . . . Relievant MedSystems starts enrolling SMART trial . . . Spine Wave starts EU NuCore study more

Alphatec Spine Announces New Products at Upcoming North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting in Chicago BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 1, 2011

Alphatec Spine announced today that it will be introducing three new products at the upcoming North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Chicago, IL. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Oct-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 6, 2011

Biomet announces earnings . . . OrthoPediatrics raises $20M . . . OsteoGeneX spins off OssiFi . . . Vexim prepares to launch SpineJack in India . . . IART launches new spine products . . . Ranier Technology inks distribution deal for Germany and Switzerland . . . OFIX promotes Bryan McMillan President of the Spine Global Business Unit more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Aug-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 4, 2011

ATEC, ANIK, ARTC, BMTI, EXAC, SNN, SMA announce earnings . . . Ellipse Technologies announces series C round . . . CMS announces IPPS final rule . . . KFx Medical sues Arthrex . . . Tornier initiates IDE study more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Leslie H. Cross Chairman of the Board of Directors BY EDITOR, AUGUST 1, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors elected Leslie H. Cross the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Receives Japanese Regulatory Shonin Approval for Illico SE Posterior Fixation Percutaneous Screw System for Minimally Invasive Surgery BY EDITOR, JULY 18, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. today announces the Japanese launch of its Illico SE Posterior Fixation Percutaneous Screw System for minimally invasive surgery. more

Alphatec Holdings Announces Appointment of Patrick Ryan as Chief Operating Officer BY EDITOR, APRIL 25, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, today announced the appointment of Patrick Ryan as the Company's Chief Operating Officer. more

Alphatec Spine to Host Technology Day May 12, 2011 in New York, NY BY EDITOR, APRIL 13, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, today announced it will host a Technology Day for investors and analysts on Thursday, May 12, 2011. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Apr-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 7, 2011

aap, Medicrea report 1Q sales . . . Orthopaedic Synergy to raise $9.5M . . . FDA clears ATEC's Solus . . . Titan Spine receives CE mark for Endoskeleton lumbar devices . . . Emerge Medical introduces trauma line . . . Life Spine holds surgeon training . . . Mazor announces 2,000th procedure . . . CareFusion's COO resigns more

Alphatec Spine Receives 510(k) Clearance for Its Solus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion System BY EDITOR, APRIL 4, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Solus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) system. more

Alphatec Spine Announces the Addition of Leslie H. Cross to Its Board of Directors BY EDITOR, MARCH 29, 2011

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today the addition of Leslie H. Cross to its Board of Directors. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Feb-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 24, 2011

ATEC, MDT, NUVA report on 4Q spine market . . . IART, SMA report 4Q:10 . . . Mazor Robotics raises $6.3M . . . FDA clears Zimmer's TM-S Trabecular Metal Cervical Interbody Fusion Device . . . Smith & Nephew receives premium reimbursement in Japan for Oxinium hip . . . Intrinsic Therapeutics enrolls first patient in Barricaid study for anular closure . . . Zimmer reports clinical results for DeNovo NT Graft and the MotionLoc Screws more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Announces the First Three-Level Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure Performed Using the Revolutionary ARC Portal Access System BY EDITOR, JANUARY 4, 2011

Alphatec Spine, Inc. today announced the first ever three-level Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion (GLIF) procedure performed by Morgan Lorio, MD FACS of Bristol, TN. GLIF is the only lateral approach on the market today that provides the surgeon the ability to perform a 360-degree correction without repositioning the patient. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Nov-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 11, 2010

ATEC, ANIK, KH and TSON announce 3Q . . . SYST acquires surgical power tools . . . MAKO closes public offering . . . ConforMIS launches next-generation iDuo G2 . . . SYK's Triathlon knee has lowest three-year revision rate compared to competitive systems, according to U.K. data . . . SYK receives subpoenas related to OtisKnee and PainPump . . . Arthrex to distribute KNSY's Cartilage Repair Device in Europe more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 2, 2010

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. announced today that Heather Rider, who has over 25 years of executive-level Human Resource experience in the medical device and healthcare industry, has been named the Company's new Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. more

Alphatec Spine Announces Debt Refinancing BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 1, 2010

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has amended and restated its loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank that provides for a $32 million working capital revolving line of credit. more

Merlot OrthopediX Enters into Exclusive Global Agreement with Alphatec Spine to Develop and Market Merlot's Bone Anchorage Technology for the Treatment of Spine Disorders BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 21, 2010

Merlot OrthopediX, Inc., a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company jointly owned by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Frantz Medical Group, Mentor, OH and Dr. Isador Lieberman, M.D., M.B.A., Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Alphatec Spine, Inc. to develop and commercialize Merlot's novel bone anchorage technology for use in spine surgery. more

Alphatec Holdings Announces Appointment of Michael O'Neill, FCMA, as Chief Financial Officer BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 11, 2010

Alphatec Spine announced the appointment of Michael O'Neill, FCMA, as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer, effective October 11, 2010. Peter C. Wulff will transition to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, effective immediately. more

Alphatec Spine Announces Four New Product Launches in the MIS, Biologics and Thoracolumbar Market Segments at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 6, 2010

Alphatec Spine received CE Mark approval for commercial sale in the European Union and other jurisdictions for its HeliFix Interspinous Spacer System and Solus ALIF System. Additionally, the company announced two new product releases in the U.S. market, the Aspida Anterior Lumbar Plating System and the PureGen Osteoprogenitor Cell Allograft. more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Releases PureGen Osteoprogenitor Cell Allograft to Facilitate Bone Regeneration and Announces First Patient Procedure Performed in the World BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 5, 2010

Alphatec Spine today announced the release of its PureGen Osteoprogenitor Cell Allograft at the North American Spine Society Meeting (NASS) in Orlando, FL. PureGen is a highly concentrated, pure population of adult stem cells that originates in bone marrow and is collected from live, healthy donors for optimal cell functionality. more

Five-year Distribution and Licensing Agreement Executed between CREASPINE SAS and SCIENT'X SA BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 1, 2010

CREASPINE SAS and SCIENT'X SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphatec Holdings, Inc., today announce they have entered into a five-year exclusive worldwide Distribution and Licensing Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, CREASPINE will manufacture and provide to SCIENT'X... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Aug-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 5, 2010

ATEC, ARTC, BMTI, DJO, EXAC, MAKO, VITA, RTIX, SNN, SMA, TSON, WMGI report 2Q:10 . . . Bacterin closes private placement . . . Wright Medical launches the EVOLUTION Medial-Pivot Knee . . . VertiFlex enrolls 150th patient in their IDE study more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-May-2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 13, 2010

aap Implantate, ATEC, ANIK, BMTI, OSTE report Q1 earnings . . . SBi announces Olympus investment . . . Aesculap launches pedicle screw system . . . data on B Braun's Targon screw . . . BioSyntech files for bankruptcy more

Alphatec Spine Adds New Vice President and General Manager, Latin America BY EDITOR, MAY 6, 2010

Armin Weichert Brings Over 25 Years of Sales and Management Experience in Medical Device and Life Sciences Industries CARLSBAD, Calif., May 5, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc.,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-May-2010 BY EDITOR, MAY 6, 2010

Earnings ArthroCare reported 1Q:10 revenues of $90.6 million, up 15% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $5.0 million. Among the company's orthopedics division, sports medicine sales were $60.4 million and spine sales were $4.4 million. Net income for... more

Alphatec Spine Appoints New Vice President of Clinical, Quality and Regulatory BY EDITOR, MAY 5, 2010

Michael J. Sarrasin Brings Over 20 Years of Clinical, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Experience in Medical Device and Life Sciences Industries CARLSBAD, Calif., May 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of... more

Alphatec Holdings Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock BY EDITOR, APRIL 16, 2010

atec%20logo.gifAlphatec Holdings, Inc. announced that is has priced an underwritten public offering of 16,000,000 shares of common stock, consisting of 8,000,000 shares to be sold by the Company and 8,000,000 shares to be sold by a selling shareholder, HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P., at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Apr-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 15, 2010

Biomet kicks off earnings seasons . . . ATEC preannounces . . . Articulinx, biospace med, Osseon close funding rounds . . . ConforMIS G2 Uni receives CE mark clearance . . . EXAC's Novation hip approved for sale in Japan . . . Stryker Interventional Spine launches iVAS for VCFs . . . Cayenne Medical announces clinical results for the AperFix System more

Alphatec Holdings Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock BY EDITOR, APRIL 12, 2010

atec%20logo.gifAlphatec Holdings, Inc. announced that it is offering to sell 8,000,000 primary shares of its common stock and a selling shareholder, HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P., is offering 8,000,000 shares of Alphatec common stock in an underwritten public offering. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is acting as lead book-running manager for the offering, with Canaccord Adams Inc. acting as joint book-running manager and Cowen and Company, LLC and Lazard Capital Markets LLC acting as co-managers. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Apr-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 1, 2010

xray_small.jpgATEC closes Scient'x acquisition . . . Anulex and Carticept Medical close funding rounds . . . OrthAlign receives 510(k) clearance for its latest KneeAlign design . . . Eden Spine receive a European patent . . . Medicare cuts loom as Congress departs for Easter recess . . . ArthroCare reports data on their Plasma Disc Decompression products more

Alphatec Spine Completes Acquisition of Scient'x Groupe SAS BY EDITOR, MARCH 29, 2010

atec%20logo.gifAlphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Scient'x Groupe SAS, a spinal implant company headquartered in France. The combined company will be the third-largest independent spinal company with a global span of product distribution. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Mar-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 18, 2010

doc_xray_small.jpgANIK, ATEC report 4Q:09 . . . ATEC shareholders approve Scient'x Acquisition . . . Non Linear Technologies, Spinal Restoration close funding rounds . . . CareFusion launches kyphoplasty balloon . . . Integra launches new products for spine . . . New vertebroplasty data released more

Alphatec Spine Announces Stockholder Approval of Share Issuance Related to the Acquisition of Scient'x Groupe SAS BY EDITOR, MARCH 17, 2010

atec%20logo.gifAlphatec Holdings, Inc. announced today that at a special meeting of stockholders held on March 16, 2010, its stockholders approved the issuance of 24,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock in connection with the acquisition of Scient'x Groupe SAS. Approximately 78% of the shares of the Company's common stock that were eligible to vote on the matter were voted. Of the shares that were voted, over 99% voted in favor of the transaction. The Company expects the closing of the transaction to be completed prior to the end of the first quarter. more

Alphatec Spine to Host Technology Day on April 23, 2010 in New York, NY BY EDITOR, MARCH 16, 2010

OFix_web.jpg Alphatec Holdings, Inc. will host a Technology Day for investors and analysts on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 8:30am to 11:30am Eastern Time, at the NASDAQ MarketSite located in Times Square in New York, New York. Dirk Kuyper, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting. During the meeting Mr. Kuyper will provide updates on the Company's strategy and product pipeline. The agenda will include presentations from several leading spine surgeons to discuss key spine market segments and the Company's product offerings. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Feb-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 25, 2010

xray_small.jpgAlphatec Spine reported 4Q:09 revenues of $36.6 million, an increase of 29% from the $28.4 million reported in 4Q:08. U.S. revenues for the quarter were $28.3 million, an increase of 29% from the $22.0 million reported for 4Q:08. U.S. revenues for the quarter were $28.3 million, an increase of 29% from the $22.0 million reported for 4Q:08. Asian revenues were $6.6 million, an increase of 38% from the $4.8 million reported for 4Q:08. European revenues in 4Q:09 were $1.7 million. more

Alphatec Spine Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Review Period for Acquisition of Scient'x Groupe S.A.S. BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 25, 2010

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Feb-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 4, 2010

Earnings CONMED reported 4Q:09 sales of $190.6 million, up 3% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $6.0 million. Arthroscopy sales rose 3% to $75.7 million. All growth rates exclude the effects of currency. 4Q:09 EPS of $0.37 beat... more

Alphatec Spine Receives CE Mark for its OsseoScrew Spinal Fixation System and Its GLIF/ ARC Portal Access System BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 2, 2010

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Industry Reaches Out to Help Haiti BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 20, 2010

A week after a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, the orthopedic industry is mobilizing to help. Alphatec Spine, DePuy, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew and Synthes are among the companies contributing money and surgical supplies in the wake of the crisis. Synthes... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Jan-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 14, 2010

Earnings aap Implantate reported preliminary sales of EUR 7.4 million ($10.6 million) in 4Q:09, down 4% from the year-ago period. Full year sales were up 3% to EUR 33.0 million ($47.3 million). Company highlights for the year include "optimizing its... more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Parcell Spine, LLC BY EDITOR, JANUARY 13, 2010

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Alphatec Spine Agrees to Acquire Scient'x Groupe SAS BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 17, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions affecting the aging spine, announced... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Dec-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 17, 2009

M&A Alphatec Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scient'x Groupe SAS, a spinal implant company headquartered in France. The transaction is structured as an all-stock transaction such that 100% of outstanding Scient'x stock... more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Enters Supply and Distribution Agreement With ETEX Corporation for Novel Biologics Products BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 5, 2009

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 5, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Nov-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 5, 2009

Earnings aap Implantate reported nine-month revenue of EUR 25.6 million ($37.4 million), which represents a 6% increase over the year-ago period. The company said third-quarter highlights included the signing of several IP agreements that emphasize orthopedics, trauma ad spine. Artimplant... more

Alphatec Spine to Host Investor Community Breakfast During the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 30, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC - News), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the... more

Richard Ravitch Resigns from Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Aug-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 6, 2009

Earnings Alphatec Spine, Inc. announced financial results for FQ2:09. Consolidated revenues for the second quarter 2009 were $32.3 million, an increase of 35% from 2Q:08 and an increase of 5% over first quarter 2009. Adjusted EBITDA reached $2.8 million in... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Jul-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 9, 2009

Earnings Exactech announced that 2Q:09 revenues would be approximately $43.0 million, below earlier guidance and analyst expectations of approximately $45.0 million. The range for full-year 2009 revenue guidance has also been lowered to $167-$173 million. The company attributed 2Q's sales... more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Enters Agreement with International Spinal Innovations, LLC BY EDITOR, JULY 7, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Alphatec Spine Reaches Milestone of OsseoFix Adoption BY EDITOR, JUNE 19, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, today... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Jun-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 11, 2009

Funding Alphatec Spine, Inc. has successfully completed a private placement of $10.0 million of shares of its common stock to one of its existing shareholders, HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P. Alphatec plans to use the net proceeds of the private placement... more

Alphatec Spine Completes $10 Million Private Placement of Common Stock BY EDITOR, JUNE 5, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-May-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 7, 2009

Earnings Alphatec Spine reported record consolidated revenue of $30.6 million reported in 1Q:09, which represents 32% growth over 1Q:08 and 8% sequential growth over revenues reported in 4Q:08. U.S. revenue growth of 28% over prior year was approximately three times... more

Alphatec Spine Introduces the GLIF (Guided Lateral Interbody Fusion) Technique and the ARC Portal Access System BY EDITOR, MAY 4, 2009

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, introduced... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Mar-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 5, 2009

Earnings Alphatec Spine reported consolidated revenues for 4Q:08 of $28.4 million, an increase of 33% from the $21.3 million reported for 4Q:07. U.S. revenues for 4Q:08 were $22.0 million, an increase of 29% from the $17.1 million reported for 4Q:07.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Feb-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 26, 2009

Earnings Artimplant reported 4Q:08 revenues of SEK 4.6 million ($0.6 million), down from SEK 5.0 million ($0.8 million) in 4Q:07. During the quarter, the company reported sales of 900 Artelon Spacers (down from 1,100 in 4Q:07) and 300 units of... more

Alphatec Spine Licenses New Technology to Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 23, 2009

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 23, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Jan-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 15, 2009

Earnings Alphatec Spine announced that, based on preliminary financial data, the company will report record consolidated quarterly revenues for 4Q:08 of approximately $28.4 million, an increase of approximately 33% over revenues from the prior year fourth quarter. For the year... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Dec-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 18, 2008

Funding In addition to its regularly scheduled payments, Orthofix International will make a $10 million debt prepayment on December 29th in advance of the scheduled maturity. According to Executive Vice President and CFO Bob Vaters, "This is a good time... more

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Initiates European Commercial Training Program of Alphatec Spine's OsseoFix Fracture Reduction System for Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 17, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, today... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Dec-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 12, 2008

Earnings Wright Medical reiterated 4Q:08 revenue and earnings guidance on a call this week and lowered 2009 guidance based on less favorable foreign exchange rates. The company is now calling for 2009 revenues in the range of $510 million to... more

Alphatec Spine Completes $30 Million Credit Facility BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 9, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec 09, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Nov-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 6, 2008

Earnings Alphatec Spine, Inc. announced that consolidated revenues for 3Q:08 were $25.8 million, an increase of 27.1% from the $20.3 million reported for the 3Q:07. U.S. revenues for 3Q:08 were $21.5 million, an increase of 27.7% from the $16.8 million... more

Alphatec Spine Expands European Presence; Names Peter Kohlbecher as Vice President, General Manager - Europe BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 31, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Oct-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 30, 2008

Earnings Exactech reported 3Q:08 revenues of $37.9 million, missing revenues by $0.9 million and representing an increase of 27% over the year-ago period. Among segments, knee revenue increased 16%; organic hip implant revenue increased 8%; biologic services revenue increased 12%;... more

Alphatec Spine Appoints Siri S. Marshall, Esq. to Its Board of Directors BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 29, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Oct-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 16, 2008

Earnings Biomet reported FQ1:09 revenues of $607.0 million, up 13% (9% constant currency) over the year-ago period. Excluding special charges, adjusted operating income was $171.6 million for FQ1:09, up 12% over FQ1:08. Among segments, reconstructive reported $449.3 million in sales,... more

Alphatec Spine Launches www.agingspinecenter.com -- Web-Based Portal for Healthcare Providers and Patients BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 14, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a leading medical technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions affecting the aging spine,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Oct-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 9, 2008

M&A Life Spine, Inc. has acquired the "majority" of the intellectual property of Spinal Generations, LLC. Neither details on the acquired technology nor terms of the transaction were disclosed. Funding Harvard received a $125 million donation from Synthes Chairman Hansjorg... more

Alphatec Spine Launches New Orthobiologics Product - ProFUSE Bone Scaffold Packaged in Proprietary Vacuum Infusion Packaging System BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 7, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a leading medical technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions affecting the aging spine,... more

Alphatec Spine Announces 510(k) Clearance for Its Novel Cervical Interbody Implant BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a leading medical technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions affecting the aging spine,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Sept-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008

Funding Anulex Technologies, Inc. secured a $7.0 million growth capital term loan from Silicon Valley Bank. The company plans to use the proceeds to further their R&D efforts, complete their clinical study and expand their sales force. Anulex markets the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Aug-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 7, 2008

Earnings Alphatec Spine, Inc. reported consolidated revenues for 2Q:08 of $23.9 million, an increase of 27% from the $18.8 million reported in 2Q:07. U.S. revenues for 2Q:08 were $19.4 million, an increase of 20% from the $16.2 million reported in... more

Alphatec Spine's OsseoFix Clinical Study Initiated BY EDITOR, JULY 24, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a leading medical technology company involved in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions affecting the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-June-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 19, 2008

Funding Exactech received a $40.0 million syndicated line of credit which will be used to fund future acquisitions and refinance debt, among other expenses. SunTrust Bank served as lead agent with participation by Compass Bank. M&A clickNsettle announced plans... more

Alphatec Spine Names New Chief Financial Officer BY EDITOR, JUNE 16, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Alphatec Spine announced today that Peter C. Wulff, who has more than 25 years of financial and operational management in the medical device and life sciences industries, has been... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Announces Sales Launch in Europe BY EDITOR, JUNE 6, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 6, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced that its subsidiary, Alphatec Spine, Inc., has... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-May-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 8, 2008

Earnings Artimplant announced 1Q:08 revenues of SEK 2.1 million ($0.35 million), down from SEK 3.9 million ($0.66 million) in 1Q:07. Net loss for the quarter was SEK 6.2 million ($1.04 million), or SEK 10 ($1.68) per share, a deterioration from... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Reaches Successful Settlement and Release Agreement to License Pedicle Screw Technology BY EDITOR, MAY 7, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 7, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 24, 2008

Earnings Alphatec Holdings reported consolidated revenues for 1Q:08 of $23.2 million, an increase of 19% from the year-ago period. U.S. revenues for the first quarter of 2008 were $18.6 million, an increase of 12% from the year-ago period. Asia revenues... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 3, 2008

Earnings aap Implantate reported 2007 revenue of EUR 28.0 million ($41.24 million), an increase of 52% over 2006. Net profit for the year was EUR 1.5 million ($2.21 million), down from EUR 1.6 million ($2.36 million) in 2006, which the... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Executive Mitsuo Asai President of Alphatec Pacific, Inc. BY EDITOR, APRIL 3, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 3, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that veteran executive, Mitsuo Asai, has... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Sales and Marketing Executive Gary Fredericks Vice President of Corporate Accounts BY EDITOR, APRIL 2, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 2, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that seasoned sales and marketing executive,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Mar-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 20, 2008

Earnings Biomet announced preliminary FQ3:08 revenues of $603.1 million, an increase of 14% over the year-ago period. By segment, reconstructive device sales increased 19% worldwide and 13% in the U.S.; knee sales increased 24% worldwide and 21% in the U.S.,... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires a Worldwide License for Innovative Expandable Interbody/Vertebral Body Replacement Technology BY EDITOR, MARCH 17, 2008

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced that the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec Spine"), and Stout Medical... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Feb-2008 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 28, 2008

Earnings Artimplant reported 4Q:07 revenues of SEK 5.0 million ($0.8 million), up from SEK 1.6 million ($0.25 million) in the year-ago period. The net loss for 4Q:07 was SEK 2.1 million ($0.34 million), improved from a loss of SEK 9.5... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Feb-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 14, 2008

Earnings Hanger Orthopedic Group reported 4Q:07 net sales of $170.8 million, beating estimates by $7.5 million and representing an 11% over the year-ago period. Revenue growth was attributed to an increase in same-center sales from Hanger's patient care business, an... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Spinal Orthopedics Executive J.P. Timm as Vice President of Research and Development BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 11, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 11, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that veteran research and development executive,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Feb-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 7, 2008

Earnings Smith & Nephew announced 4Q:07 revenues of $967.0 million, beating estimates of $933.0 million and reflecting a 25% (reported) increase over 4Q:06. Adjusted earnings per share was $0.16, in line in estimates and up 10% over the year-ago period.... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires An Exclusive Worldwide License for Innovative Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plate Technology BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 6, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ATEC - News), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced that the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Alphatec Spine, Inc.... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Appoints Executives Rohit M. Desai and Dirk Kuyper to Its Board of Directors BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 5, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ATEC - News), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that Rohit M. Desai... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Jan-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 17, 2008

Earnings Biomet reported earnings for 2FQ:08 last week, with net sales up 11% to $578.1 million over the comparable quarter. Worldwide, knee sales were up 17%, and hip was up 12%. Extremity sales increased 11% and bone cements and accessories... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Announces the Commercial Introduction of Its Unique DYNAMO Semi-Rigid Spinal System BY EDITOR, JANUARY 16, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 16, 2008 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ATEC - News), a medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, today announced that its unique DYNAMO(tm) Semi-Rigid... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Leading Biomechanics Executive Andrew Mahar as Senior Director of Biomechanics and Clinical Research BY EDITOR, JANUARY 15, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ATEC - News), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that veteran... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires an Exclusive Worldwide License for Innovative Pedicle Screw Technology BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 20, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., December 20, 2007 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced the entry into an exclusive worldwide license... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 21, 2007

Earnings Medtronic reported FQ2:08 revenue of $3.12 billion, beating estimates by $0.02 million and representing a 2% increase over the year-ago period. Net earnings for FQ2:08 were $666.0 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, beating estimates by $0.02 but down... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the ZODIAC LUXE 4.0 Millimeter Diameter Pedicle Screw BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 19, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 19, 2007 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from... more

Musculosketal News Roundup 25-Oct-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 25, 2007

Earnings ArthroCare Corp. reported 3Q:07 total revenues of $78.5 million, an increase of 21% over the comparable quarter. Revenues missed estimates by $0.11 million. The company reported net income of $11.1 million, or $0.39 per share, up 28% over 3Q:06... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For the DYNAMO Rod System BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 25, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Announces Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 25, 2007 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced that Canaccord Adams Inc., the sole underwriter of... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 23, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sep 21, 2007 -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced the pricing of its public offering of 8,800,000... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Sept-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007

Earnings AOI Medical reported a 1H:07 loss of $1.8 million, increasing from a loss of $0.97 million in the comparable half. The company attributed the loss to increased expenses. They expect their product, the Balloon Assisted Management of Spine Fractures,... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires An Exclusive Worldwide License for Technology Related to Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion System BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced the entry into an exclusive worldwide license for a unique minimally invasive guided lumbar... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Marketing Executive Kathryn Liljestrand as Vice President of Marketing BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that veteran marketing executive, Kathryn Liljestrand, has joined the company as Vice President... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires an Exclusive Worldwide License for Vertebroplasty Technology System Focused on Solutions for Vertebral Compression Fractures BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced the entry into an exclusive worldwide license for a unique vertebroplasty technology system... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced plans to offer 8,000,000 shares of common stock pursuant to an effective registration statement... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Operations Executive Kermit P. Stott as Vice President of Operations BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that veteran operations executive, Kermit Stott, has joined the company as Vice... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Aug-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 9, 2007

Earnings Biologics: Orthovita reported 2Q:07 revenues of $14.85 million, beating estimates of $14.13 million and reflecting a 33% increase over 2Q:06. Sales growth was attributed to increased U.S. sales of VITOSS® FOAM and VITAGEL® products. Net loss decreased to $3.17... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-July-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 26, 2007

Earnings Stryker reported revenues of $1.46 billion, beating estimates of $1.44 billion and increasing 16% from $1.26 billion in 2Q:06. 2Q:07 earnings were $269.1 million, or $0.65 per share, beating estimates of $0.61 and up from $0.52 in the comparable... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Appoints Mortimer Berkowitz III Chairman of the Board of Directors BY EDITOR, JULY 23, 2007

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that Mortimer Berkowitz III was appointed to serve as Alphatec's Chairman of... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 5-July-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 5, 2007

Regulatory Corin received FDA approval for its Cormet Hip Resurfacing System on Tuesday, following an approval recommendation from an FDA Advisory panel back in February. Conditions of the official approval include the creation of a surgeon education protocol that emphasizes... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 21-June-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 21, 2007

Regulatory TiGenix submitted an application to market ChondroCelect to European regulatory authority the European Medicines Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. The application is supported by clinical data comparing ChondroCelect to microfracture, where, according to the company, ChondroCelect was... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Expands Its Spinal Disorder Solution Technology With the Launch of the New NOVEL-TL Spinal Spacer System BY EDITOR, JUNE 20, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 20, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today the... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 7-June-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 7, 2007

M&A The private equity consortium set to acquire Biomet increased its buyout offer to $46.00 per share in cash, or an equity value of $11.4 billion. The new offer represents a 32.3% premium over the April 2006 common stock closing... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Names Veteran Spinal Orthopedic Industry Executive Dirk Kuyper as President and Chief Executive Officer BY EDITOR, JUNE 6, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jun 6, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 15-May-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 16, 2007

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported a 1Q:07 net loss of $5.7 million or $(0.34) per share, beating estimates of $(0.37) and comparing to a net loss of $3.8 million, or $(2.22) per share, in 1Q:06. The company reported revenues of $0.25... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Drives Spinal Disorder Solution Technology and Announces the Launch of the New CONNECT II Cervical Structural Allograft Product BY EDITOR, MAY 16, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 15, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today the... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 3-May-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 3, 2007

Earnings Spine Kyphon reported that worldwide revenues in 1Q:07 increased 40% to $128.1 million, which includes $18.1 million in X-STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) sales from the St. Francis acquisition. In the U.S., revenues increased 34% to $101.1 million, while... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Licenses Technology Focused On Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Market BY EDITOR, APRIL 13, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 12, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Apr-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 12, 2007

Earnings Vertebron announced in a press release that 1Q:07 was its most profitable quarter ever. The Company attributes the growth to a significant sales increase over the comparable quarter last year as well as a company-wide restructuring in 3Q:06. Vertebron... more

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Enhances Technology and Product Portfolio With Global Licensing Agreement BY EDITOR, APRIL 11, 2007

CARLSBAD, Calif., Apr 11, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a leading medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, announced today that... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 5-Apr-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 4, 2007

Earnings aap Implantate AG announced 2006 revenues of EUR 18.5 million, up 38% from the previous year. The aap Group attributed the growth to the Biomaterials segment, where sales increased by 64% to EUR 12.2 million. Biomaterials now generates two... more

Orthopedics News Roundup 25-Jan-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 25, 2007

Earnings Stryker reported a 28% increase in sales of orthopedic implants and endoscopy products for 4Q:06. The Company earned $227.9 million, or 55 cents per share, meeting analysts' estimates, compared with a profit of $178.4 million, or 43 cents per... more

Alphatec and Scient'x Announce License Agreements for Manufacture and Distribution of Spine Implants in the United States BY EDITOR, JANUARY 23, 2007

-License agreements are in lieu of proposed merger, which was terminated upon the signing of the license agreements - - Conference call scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Eastern time - CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 19-Oct-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 19, 2006

Earnings Dental: Lifecore Biomedical announced that 1Q:07 net sales increased 12% to $15 million. Net income for the quarter was $1.1 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 9%. The Company was in-line with analysts' estimates and reported earnings of $0.08... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Oct-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 12, 2006

Earnings Update: CryoLife provided an update on its 3Q:06 projected revenues, which are estimated at ~$20 million, a 22% increase over the comparable quarter of 2005. In 3Q:06, its tissue processing revenues were ~$10.3 million, an increase of 41%, and... more

Alphatec to Combine With Technology Leader Scient'X BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006

Transaction Provides Alphatec Scale, Technology and Global Footprint CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept 27, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATEC), a spinal device company that provides customized products and a broad suite of spine fusion solutions,... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 21-Sept-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006

Earnings: Biomet reported its 1Q:07 earnings totaled $0.44 per share (excluding the adoption of the share-based payment) which was $0.01 more than what analysts were expecting. Revenues increased by 5% to $508 million (foreign currency had a $3 million favorable... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 10-Aug-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 10, 2006

Earnings: Biologics: Orthovita reported 2Q:06 product sales came in at $11.2 million, up 32% compared to 2Q:05. On a non-GAAP basis net loss for the quarter was $5.1 million, or a loss of $0.10 per share. The Company did not... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 3-Aug-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 3, 2006

Earnings: Biologics: IsoTis OrthoBiologics reported 2Q:06 revenue of $10.8 million, up 43% compared to $7.5 million in 2Q:05. Its U.S. division grew 22%, while international revenues grew 39%. The Company has three distribution channels: U.S. independent agents, international distributors and... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 27-Jul-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 27, 2006

Earnings Results: Biologics: Anika Therapeutics announced 2Q:06 net sales increased 11% to $7.1 million. Product revenues grew 74% while licensing, milestone and contract revenue was down 77%. The large product sales growth was partially driven by higher demand for OrthoVisc®;... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Jul-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 12, 2006

Appointment: Biomet, Inc. appointed Charles E. Niemier as President of EBI's operations following the resignation of its former president, Bart J. Doedens, M.D. Mr. Niemier has been a member of the senior management team and Board of Directors for more... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 6-Jul-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 6, 2006

Appointments: Tutogen Medical appointed Dr. Karl Koschatzky to the position of Managing Director. Dr. Koschatzky will replace Manfred Kruger, who was Tutogen's President of International operations and Managing Director of the German subsidiary. IsoTis OrthoBiologics appointed James William (Jim) Poser,... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 23-Mar-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MARCH 23, 2006

This week at HealthpointCapital, we compiled a brief synopsis of the 2006 Orthopedic Industry, projecting that total revenue in 2006 will grow by 12% for the year. Appointment: Two notable extremities companies named their new CEOs this week: Wright Medical... more

Alphatec Spine Adds Four Surgeons To Its Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, MARCH 21, 2006

CARLSBAD, California, March 21, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Alphatec Spine, Inc., ("Alphatec") today announced the appointment of four surgeons to its Scientific Advisory Board. The appointments reinforce Alphatec's commitment to becoming a leader in spinal technology, through collaboration with leading surgeon... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Appointments to Research and IT Positions BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 22, 2005

Steven Reinecke to be VP of Research & Development, Brian Plotkin to be VP of Information Technology. CARLSBAD, California, November 22, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec"), a vertically-integrated spinal device company, today announced the appointments of Steven Reinecke as... more

Alphatec Spine Adds Two Executives to Manufacturing and Legal Roles BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 18, 2005

Herbert Bellucci to be VP-Manufacturing, Ebun Garner to be VP-Legal CARLSBAD, California, November 18, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec") today announced the appointments of two key executives, continuing the firm's remarkable growth from small contract medical device manufacturer to... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 17-Nov-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, NOVEMBER 17, 2005

Regulatory Update: Osteobiologics received FDA clearance on its OsteoChondral Transplant (OCT) Comprehensive System Instruments. The system is intended for the treatment of osteochondral (cartilage) defects in the knee. BioSyntech received an approval from Health Canada, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Medical Devices... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 27-Oct-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 27, 2005

It has been a busy week for many CEOs and CFOs in the orthopedic device sector. In the past two weeks orthopedic companies reported 3Q:05 sales of $4.7 billion which was a 12% increase over the 3Q:04. Net earnings for... more

Ronald G. Hiscock Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 25, 2005

Industry Veteran Promoted After Four Months of Successful Corporate Expansion CARLSBAD, California, October 24, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec") today announced the promotion of Ronald G. Hiscock to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hiscock was hired in June... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 06-Oct-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 6, 2005

While Medtronic was the big winner this week, Wright Medical ("WMGI") captured more headlines with two important news items that have negatively impacted their stock price. On Wednesday, WMGI's stock price suffered a huge loss with 20% decline intraday due... more

Alphatec Spine Appoints Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D. as Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board of Physicians BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

CARLSBAD, California, September 30, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- Alphatec Spine, Inc., ("Alphatec") today announced the appointment of noted orthopedic surgeon Stephen H. Hochschuler to its Scientific Advisory Board of Physicians. Dr. Hochschuler is one of America's leading spine experts, and his new... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 29-Sept-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

It's all about spine this week. With NASS in full swing in Philadelphia, many companies eagerly issued press releases during the conference. Clinical: Cervical-Stim® is a post-operative cervical brace that generates a uniformed, low-level pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) at the... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 29-Sept-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

It's all about spine this week. With NASS in full swing in Philadelphia, many companies eagerly issued press releases during the conference. Clinical: Cervical-Stim® is a post-operative cervical brace that generates a uniformed, low-level pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) at the... more

Alphatec Spine Adds Another Seasoned Executive to Management Team BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 28, 2005

Scott Wiese named Vice President of Business Development & Marketing CARLSBAD, California, September 28, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- Alphatec Spine, Inc., ("Alphatec") today appointed Scott Wiese as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. The hiring underscored the firm's recently completed transition... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Acquisition of Cortek BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 13, 2005

Allograft business gives independent spinal implant company a complete product line. CARLSBAD, California, September 13, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Alphatec Spine, Inc., ("Alphatec") one of the largest independent spinal implant companies, announced today the purchase of all assets of Cortek, Inc.,... more

Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc., a HealthpointCapital Company, Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer, Scott Palka & Chief Administrative Officer, Vicky Romanoski BY EDITOR, AUGUST 9, 2005

Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc. is one of the largest independent spinal implant companies in the world. NEW YORK and CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P. ("HealthpointCapital") and Alphatec Manufacturing Inc., ("Alphatec") announce the appointment of Scott Palka as... more

Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc., a HealthpointCapital Company, Announces Appointment of President & Chief Operating Officer, Ronald G. Hiscock BY EDITOR, JULY 12, 2005

Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc. is one of the largest independent spinal implant companies in the world. NEW YORK, New York and CARLSBAD, California, July 12, 2005 /PRNewswire/-- HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P. ("HealthpointCapital") and Alphatec Manufacturing Inc., ("Alphatec") announced the appointment of Ronald... more

HealthpointCapital Announces Purchase of Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc. BY EDITOR, MARCH 18, 2005

HealthpointCapital Announces Purchase of Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc. Alphatec Manufacturing, Inc. is one of the largest independent spinal implant companies in the world. NEW YORK, New York, and CARLSBAD, California, March 18, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P. ("HealthpointCapital") announced today... more


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