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Blue Belt Technologies

DePuy Synthes Announces Agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Agreement enables access to the SIGMA HP Partial Knee on the Navio Surgical System BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

DePuy Synthes, the world's largest provider of orthopaedic and neurological solutions, announced today a worldwide commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, a global medical technology company specializing in enabling technologies for orthopaedic surgery. The agreement will enable orthopaedic surgeons to... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces 500th Navio Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery BY EDITOR, AUGUST 8, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies announces that on August 5th Dr. Jose Bossolo performed the 500th Navio assisted partial knee replacement surgery, worldwide, at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Valley Baptist is a general care facility in Brownsville, Texas and is part of... more

Blue Belt Technologies Receives 510(k) Clearance for Patellofemoral Joint Replacement Application BY EDITOR, JULY 17, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies has received FDA clearance to market their latest surgical application for the Navio Surgical System, patellofemoral joint (PFJ) replacement surgery. The PFJ application expands the Navio Surgical System’s indications from unicondylar knee replacement to offer the full... more

Blue Belt enters into a commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew to bring the JOURNEY UNI Knee to the Navio Surgical System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 10, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies, a robotics-assisted surgical technology company, today announced a world-wide commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology business, to support their JOURNEY UNI knee system on Blue Belt’s Navio Surgical System. The Navio system has... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Unicondylar Knee Replacement Performed in France BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 23, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces the first Navio unicondylar knee replacement (UKR) procedures performed in France, completed on September 30th, October 15th and Nov 4th 2013 by Professor Philippe Neyret and Dr. Sébastien Lustig at Hospices Civils de Lyon in France.... more

Blue Belt Technologies in the News BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 13, 2013

We just wanted to highlight recent press coverage of HealthpointCapital's portfolio company Blue Belt Technologies. You can click through the links here to read the company's feature in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, and today's coverage in USA Today's "The Future of... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces Clinical Milestone with 100th Navio Assisted Partial Knee Replacement BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces a clinical milestone for the Navio Orthopedic Surgical System with the 100th robotic-control assisted partial knee replacement surgery performed on November 13, 2013. Dr. Jess H. Lonner performed the 100th Navio case, which occurred at the... more

Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio System Assists in Live Partial Knee Surgery Event BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies participated in a live surgery day with Dr. Raul Marquez at Cornerstone Regional Hospital, a 14 bed acute care facility in Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Marquez utilized the precision assistance of the Navio surgical system to perform a... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Sale of the Navio System to a Surgery Center and First Worldwide STRIDE Case BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 15, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces the first sale of a Navio orthopedic surgical system to an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Thomas Jefferson Riverview Surgical Center, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, entered into an agreement to purchase Blue Belt’s Navio robotic-controlled... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces US FDA Clearance to Market its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee System BY EDITOR, JUNE 5, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic-assisted solutions for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee implant system. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-May-2013 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 23, 2013

MDT reports earnings ... OsteoGeneX receives SBIR grant ... FDA panel votes to reclassify pedicle screws for the thoracolumbosacral class II ... Depuy Synthes to discontinue ULTAMET Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE Ceramic-on-Metal hip systems ... KFx receives new patents ... Benvenue Medical completes follow-up for KAST study ... Globus files suit against Depuy Synthes ... Blue Belt partners with DJO ... EOS announces Asia expansion ... Stryker and OrthoSensor extend co-marketing agreement for VERASENSE more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with DJO Orthopedics BY EDITOR, MAY 20, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces an implant partnership with DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company. Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system provides smart planning and robotic-controlled bone preparation tools... more

Blue Belt Announces Formation of Hip Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, APRIL 29, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery and other applications where precision bone preparation is required, today announced the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board focused on femoroacetabular impingement (“FAI”) led by... more

Blue Belt NavioPFS System Purchased by Tri-City Medical Center and Featured on ABC News Program BY EDITOR, MARCH 25, 2013

Tri-City Medical Center announced that it has purchased Blue Belt Technologies' NavioPFS System in order to provide partial knee replacements resulting in less invasive, faster procedures with quicker recovery times for patients who suffer from debilitating arthritis pain. The NavioPFS... more

Blue Belt Technologies announces the first NavioPFS Unicondylar Knee Replacement surgery performed in the US BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 14, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., the innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system with precision robotics for unicondylar knee replacement, today announced the first three Unicondylar Knee Replacement (UKR) surgeries performed in the U.S. with the NavioPFS... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First U.S. Sale of NavioPFS Surgical System BY EDITOR, JANUARY 31, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS precision orthopedic surgical system for unicondylar knee replacement, today announced the first sale of the NavioPFS system in the United States. Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno,... more

Blue Belt Receives 510(k) Clearance for NavioPFS Surgical System BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 10, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies Receives FDA Clearance to Market its NavioPFS Surgical System for Unicondylar Knee Replacement Surgery PITTSBURGH, PA. (December 10, 2012) - Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company focused on commercializing a precision robotic solution for... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First United Kingdom-Based NavioPFS Unicondylar Knee Replacement Surgery BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announced the first NavioPFS™ unicondylar knee replacement (UKR) procedure performed in the United Kingdom, completed on October 26, 2012 by Mr. Alberto Gregori at Hairmyres Hospital in Scotland. The NavioPFS surgical system represents a new generation... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Jul-12 BY EDITOR, JULY 12, 2012

MAKO pre-announces ... Blue Belt's first surgery... CartiHeal raised $10M... Cleveland Clinic receives OREF grant... Stryker voluntary recall... more more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces World's First Surgery Performed with NavioPFS™ Robotic Surgical System BY EDITOR, JULY 12, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announced the world's first clinical use of the NavioPFS™ system, a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (UKR) completed on July 10, 2012 by Professor Johan Bellemans at the University Hospital at Pellenberg, Belgium. The NavioPFS surgical system represents... more

Blue Belt Technologies' NavioPFS Surgical System Earns Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Global Orthopedic Surgery Technology Innovation Award BY EDITOR, JUNE 18, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announced that its NavioPFS Orthopedic Surgical System has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Orthopedic Surgery Technology Innovation Award. more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces the Formation of World Renowned Orthopedic Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, MAY 7, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies announced today the formation of the company's Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of world leaders in orthopedics, computer assisted surgery, and other specialties important to the company's development pipeline. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Apr-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 5, 2012

SNN acquires LifeModeler ... Cutting Edge Spine launches E-Vol System of spinal fusion devices ... Medtronic to settle shareholder lawsuit for $85M ... New BONESUPPORT CEO announces 100 Day Plan ... Blue Belt opens new Pittsburgh facility more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces New Pittsburgh Facility BY EDITOR, APRIL 3, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event on April 3, 2012 to celebrate the opening of a new state-of-the art facility in Pittsburgh, PA. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Mar-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 22, 2012

KH reports earnings ... Tepha raises $11M ... Anulex resolves FDA warning letter ... IART launches PyroTITAN Humeral Resurfacing Implant ... Benvenue Medical begins enrollment on Luna Interbody System study more

Blue Belt Technologies to Showcase Navio PFS System at CAOS UK 2012 Conference in Glasgow, UK BY EDITOR, MARCH 22, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies announced today the recently CE Marked Navio PFS System for partial knee replacements will be featured at the Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS) UK conference being held on April 19-20, 2012 at the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Center in Glasgow, UK. The company is looking forward to demonstrating their exciting new technology that brings together the next generation in robotic precision with a powerful intra-operative planning, navigation and visualization software suite. 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

Blue Belt Technologies Receives CE Mark for Navio PFS System BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 24, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received CE Mark for the Navio PFS System. more

HealthpointCapital Acquires Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. and Appoints Eric B. Timko as President and CEO BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 7, 2011

HealthpointCapital announced today the purchase of Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Blue Belt is developing the next generation of "smart" surgical instruments for use initially in orthopedic procedures and then for other surgical specialties including neurosurgery and otolaryngology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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