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Dental News Roundup June 2011 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JUNE 30, 2011

Patterson announces F4Q sales . . . Medisafe pursuing an acquisition in the dental implant industry . . . Biolase announces $9 million private placement . . . Affineti Biologics receives research funding . . . MIS Implants Technologies launches PeriZone segment . . . Panasonic releases new intraoral camera . . . Securities fraud case against Align dismissed . . . 3M ESPE and BIOMET 3i to partner on intraoral impressions system for custom abutments more

FT: Dentsply in Talks to Buy Astra Tech BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 21, 2011

The Financial Times broke rumors yesterday evening that Dentsply was the sole party negotiating to acquire Astra Tech. The deal is reportedly valued at about $1.8 billion. more

Dental News Roundup May 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 31, 2011

Astra Tech bids due next week . . . Nobel Biocare reportedly interested in Camlog . . . Align announces Cadent interoperability . . . NIH appoints director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research . . . Straumann names CFO more

Dental News Roundup April 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 28, 2011

Earnings reports from Align, Dentsply, Nobel and Straumann . . . Align receives early termination of anti-trust waiting period in its acquisition of Cadent . . . Astra Tech adds Atlantis Abutments to its abutment solutions portfolio . . . Straumann now offering VITA Mark II and TriLuxe glass ceramics in Europe more

Dental News Roundup February 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 28, 2011

Nobel, Straumann announce earnings . . . 3D Systems launches dental printer . . . BIOLASE introduces Waterlase iPlus laser . . . Nobel Biocare adds IPS e.max CAD crown to the NobelProcera line . . . VITA announces shade guide improvements . . . Biomet 3i's social networking campaign . . . Vident, Patterson announce distribution agreement . . . Astra Tech partners with 3Shape A/S more

Reuters: 20 Companies Bidding for Astra Tech BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Reuters reports today that 20 bidders are making offers on AstraTech, Astra Zeneca's dental implant and urology arm. The division had 2010 revenues of $535 million, and offers are said to be reaching the $2 billion range. That would mean a 3.7x revenue multiple. more

Dental News Roundup November 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

Sirona reports F4Q:10 . . . Nobel Biocare extends debt facility . . . Align receives FDA warning letter . . . BioMers launches SimpliClear Full orthodontic system in Singapore . . . NYT weighs in on cone-beam scanners . . . Nobel Biocare donates EUR 2.5 million to the P-I Branemark Institute Bauru in Brazil . . . Vident partners with the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies . . . BIOMET 3i launches new website for the Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry more

Report: AstraZeneca Looking to Sell Astra Tech BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 16, 2010

Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and others are reporting this morning that AstraZeneca has hired JPMorgan Chase to help it sell Astra Tech, a medical device manufacturer based in Sweden. more

Dental News Roundup October 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 29, 2010

Align, Straumann, Zimmer report 3Q . . . Align receives approval to market Invisalign in China . . . FDA to hold an advisory panel on dental amalgam . . . Nobel launches Replace Select TC . . . Straumann initiates controlled rollout of MembraGel more

Dental News Roundup July 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 30, 2010

Align, Biomet, Dentsply and Zimmer report dental sales . . . Astra Tech augments Atlantis patient-specific abutment line . . . Biomet 3i and Renishaw to collaborate on digital solutions . . . BIOLASE announces cost-cutting initiatives and organizational changes . . . DTI appoints Russell Olsen as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Service . . . Straumann's CFO steps down more


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