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Last Chance to Complete the HealthpointCapital Reader Survey BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 29, 2014

The 2014 HealthpointCapital reader survey closes on October 31st. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete our brief, five-question survey. Your answers help shape our musculoskeletal coverage. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win... more

HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate! BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 20, 2014

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended... more

HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate! BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 30, 2012

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. 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

John Chopack Named to MDDI's 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40 BY EDITOR, JUNE 5, 2012

HealthpointCapital Managing Director John Chopack was named to MDDI's list of 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40. The list recognized future industry leaders who are developing novel technologies and supporting innovative companies. more

OrthoAccel Announces $10 Million Equity Investment BY EDITOR, APRIL 30, 2012

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. today announced an investment of $10 million in growth capital to fund the US launch of its AcceleDent system and ongoing working capital needs. The investment was led by HealthpointCapital Partners III, with existing investor S3 Ventures also participating. In conjunction with the financing, HealthpointCapital's John McCormick will join the company's board of directors. Brian R. Smith from S3 Ventures will remain on the board. 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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HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate! BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 29, 2011

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. Complete the survey by December 7th and you'll be entered to win one of two $100 Amazon gift certificates. more

We're Improving Our Site BY EDITOR, MARCH 23, 2011

While you're visiting HealthpointCapital.com today, you may have noticed our new dropdown menubar and Google search box, two recent upgrades that make the site faster and easier to navigate. more

HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short, five-question readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. more

New iPhone App for the Orthopedic and Dental Industry (and via Kindle, too!) BY EDITOR, MAY 11, 2010

We're giving our readers two new ways to get news: through our new iPhone app, and via Kindle. Click for a FAQ on our new iPhone app and Kindle distribution. more

Help our Research Team Choose Blog Topics + Chance to Win BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 4, 2009

We're running a five-question readership survey to help shape our Musculoskeletal blog coverage. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended questions. The survey is here: 2009 HealthpointCapital Musculoskeletal Readership Survey. Anyone who completes the survey... more

HealthpointCapital.com Is a Portal to Orthopedic News and Info BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 2, 2009

Today we're offering a tour of the resources available through HealthpointCapital.com, which include a variety of links aimed at industry executives, investors, physicians and patients. The Research page is home base for our blog, but you can also reach the... more

Help our Research Team Choose Blog Topics + Chance to Win BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 4, 2008

We're running a five-question readership survey to help shape our Musculoskeletal blog coverage. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended questions. The survey is here: 2008 HealthpointCapital Musculoskeletal Readership Survey. Anyone who completes the survey... more

HealthpointCapital, LLC Appoints Hansen A. Yuan, M.D. to Its Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, MAY 14, 2008

New York, New York, May 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHPOINTCAPITAL, LLC announced today that it has appointed Dr. Hansen A. Yuan to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Yuan is a preeminent clinician and researcher and has been honored worldwide for... 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

HealthpointCapital, LLC Appoints Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D. as Clinical Advisor BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 26, 2008

New York, New York, and Dallas, Texas, February 26, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHPOINTCAPITAL, LLC. (“HEALTHPOINTCAPITAL”) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Stephen H. Hochschuler as Clinical Advisor to the Firm. HEALTHPOINTCAPITAL is a values-driven, research-based private equity firm exclusively... more

Help our Research Team Choose Blog Topics + Chance to Win BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 3, 2007

We're running a five-question readership survey to help shape our Musculoskeletal blog coverage. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended questions. The survey is here: 2007 HealthpointCapital Musculoskeletal Readership Survey Anyone who completes the survey... more

HealthpointCapital to Acquire Ideal Medical Products BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 21, 2007

Paris, France, November 21, 2007 - HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P., a private equity fund that specializes in orthopedic medical devices, announced today that, through its HEALTHPOINT (Luxco) II S.à.r.l. subsidiary, it has acquired Paris-based Ideal Medical Products, S.A. Ideal Medical... more

About Our New Look BY EDITOR, JULY 10, 2007

As you’ve probably noticed, the HealthpointCapital website is featuring a fresh new design. There are also several functional and content upgrades. Read on to learn about them. more

HealthpointCapital Announces Closing of HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P. BY EDITOR, JUNE 27, 2007

NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ - HealthpointCapital is pleased to announce the closing of HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P., at $420 million. This represents an increase of more than 2.5 times its prior fund, HealthpointCapital Partners, L.P., which closed in 2004... more

HealthpointCapital's Weekly Research Email BY ANDREW BENKARD, JUNE 25, 2007

Each Friday, our Research team sends out a weekly email that summarizes and analyzes the most important news from the orthopedic and dental industry. I'ts free and you can sign up immediately below, in the box to the left.... more

Scient'x USA Announces Appointment of Federico P. Girardi, M.D. to Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, JUNE 25, 2007

MAITLAND, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Scient'x USA, manufacturer of innovative spinal implant technologies, today announced that Federico P. Girardi, M.D. will be joining their Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Federico Girardi is an Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at the... more

HealthpointCapital Sponsors ArgoSpine BY TIM BERKOWITZ, JUNE 15, 2007

As you may have noticed last week, HealthpointCapital is now featuring selected content from ArgoSpine News on our blog. We're happy to announce that we've become sponsors of ArgoSpine, the premier European-based organization dedicated to research in spine surgery. Our... more

Insight Into HealthpointCapital's Reading Audience BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, JANUARY 31, 2007

Late last year we published a survey to learn more about our audience. We had a great response, and we're glad to share the data with you. We gathered data between December 13th and 21st, 2006 from both the HealthpointCapital... more

Help our Research Team Choose Blog and Research Report Topics BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 13, 2006

We're running a mini-survey to help shape our blog coverage and help us choose topics for our research reports. Complete the five question survey here (easy, no essay questions). Anyone who completes the survey by December 21 gets a chance... more

Musculoskeletal Allograft Quiz BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 8, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. Even though processor scandals have tainted the allograft business, human bone graft isn't going away anytime soon. It's too important to spinal fusion and many other... more

Musculoskeletal Allograft in the U.S. Research Report - Sample Chapter BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 8, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. This is a sample chapter from our new research report on Allograft. Learn more about the report here, and purchase and download it for $279 from... more

Invibio Provides Our Readers Information On Their New Composite Material ENDOLIGN BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

Invibio, principal supplier of PEEK polymer, an increasingly important material used in orthopedic applications, announced earlier this month the launch of a new device material, ENDOLIG(TM) composite, a biocompatible carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic material. On their website, the company highlights... more

BioLok International to be Acquired by HealthpointCapital BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - September 8, 2006 - BioLok International Inc. ("BioLok") (OTCBB: BLLI), the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of leading-edge dental implant technology, and HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P. ("HealthpointCapital"), a private equity firm focused on the orthopedic and musculoskeletal... more

Group Purchasing Organizations and Market Reform: What's Ahead for Device Companies? BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here.     Fact: GPO-negotiated contacts drive more than $100 billion in device purchases by hospitals.     News Item: The DOJ, the Connecticut Attorney General, three U.S. Senators, and the... more

Free Sample Chapter from our GPO report - Group Purchasing Organization Market Dynamics BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. This is a sample chapter from our research report on Group Purchasing Organizations. Find out more about the report here, and purchase and download it for... more

HealthpointCapital Announces the Purchase of DTI Dental Technologies Inc. BY EDITOR, AUGUST 24, 2006

NEW YORK, New York, and Vancouver, Canada, August 24, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital, LLC ("HealthpointCapital") announced today its purchase of DTI Dental Technologies Inc. ("DTI" or "Company"). DTI custom designs and fabricates crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetic appliances and orthodontic appliances... more

HealthpointCapital Announces Purchase of BioHorizons Implant Systems, Inc. BY EDITOR, AUGUST 22, 2006

NEW YORK, New York, and BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, August 22, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital, LLC ("HealthpointCapital") announced today the purchase of BioHorizons Implant Systems, Inc. ("BioHorizons" or "Company"). BioHorizons designs, produces and distributes oral reconstructive devices including dental implants and tissue... more

Smith & Nephew and Q-MED Form Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Alliance BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, JUNE 28, 2006

Viscosupplementation to treat osteoarthritis has traditionally been performed with a course of three or five injections. Today Smith & Nephew Inc. and Q-MED AB announced an alliance which paves the way for the US marketing of DUROLANE, the first and... more

1Q:06 Final Performance Summary BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MAY 25, 2006

Final results for the 26 publicly-traded orthopedic companies* in 1Q:06 showed that orthopedic sales for first quarter increased by 9.2%, as reported. Now that Medtronic has reported its spine revenues, total aggregated sales for those 26 companies came in at... more

LifeCell Reports Solid 4Q:05: Stock Down 13%. We ask why? BY JOHN CHOPACK, MARCH 8, 2006

In a very surprising trading session, LifeCell fell 13% on Tuesday after reporting a very positive 4Q:05. The Company reported that earnings totaled $0.11 per share which was in-line with analyst expectations and a 175% increase over the prior year.... more

Encore Medical Reports 4Q:05 and 2005 Year-end Financials BY JOHN CHOPACK, FEBRUARY 27, 2006

Encore reported revenues of $75 million for the 4Q:05 which was a 10% increase over the 4Q:04 and slightly below analysts' expectations of $76 million. The 4Q:05 represented the first quarter in which comparative results for the Empi acquisition were... more

Acquisitions within the Orthopedic Industry Increase BY JOHN CHOPACK, FEBRUARY 27, 2006

dj Orthopedics announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase Aircast Incorporated for $290 million in an all cash transaction. Aircast is a leading designer and manufacturer of ankle braces and vascular systems. Aircast booked $96.8 million in... more

New Report Now Available - Introductory Guide to Intellectual Property for Medical Devices BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 24, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. Dr. Gary Michelson knows his patent rights. Medtronic made him a billionaire for it. Knowing the rules of intellectual property is just as important for any... more

Free Sample Chapter: Introductory Guide to Intellectual Property for Medical Devices BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 24, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. The U.S. Patent Office Examination Process for Medical Devices This is a sample chapter from our "Introductory Guide to Intellectual Property for Medical Devices" report, available... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 23-Feb-06 BY LAING RIKKERS, FEBRUARY 23, 2006

Financing: BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. filed a registration statement for an Initial Public Offering. Earnings: Medtronic 3Q Earnings climb 23 percent. CryoLife fourth quarter 2005 revenues increased 13% over fourth quarter 2004 Gross margins for full year 2005 increased to 53%... more

Tenet Healthcare To Pay $215 million Settlement BY SHELLY ACHAIBAR, JANUARY 13, 2006

The US District court ruled that Tenet Healthcare, the second largest US hospital chain, has reached a consolidated settlement agreement of $215 million in cash to be distributed to its shareholders within the next 10 days. The company's net cost... 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

HealthpointCapital Adds Another Spine Expert to Advisory Board BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005

NEW YORK, New York, September 22, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital, LLC today announced the election of William Blake Rodgers, spine surgeon, to its Scientific Advisory Board. The move underscored the private equity firm's growing stake in the spine sector of... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 12-Aug-2005 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 12, 2005

This week we completed the orthopedic reporting calendar as a few more companies reported earnings, starting with Synthes, the number #1 trauma company worldwide. Synthes reported 20% growth in both top and bottom line for 1H:05. Consolidated sales reported at... more

Earning Calls Replay Info BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 10, 2005

Thanks to one of our readers who reminded me that I should add international dial-in numbers to the conference calls list. Since most of the companies have already reported their earnings, I am providing you with replay information in case... more

Orthopedic Biomaterials 2005 Report BY KAREN FEDER, JULY 18, 2005

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. The future of orthopedics? Easy call... biomaterial-based products. The fastest way to understand this critically important topic? Our newly published monthly report, Orthopedic Biomaterials 2005. It's... 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

Reimbursement Report -- Available for download BY KAREN FEDER, JUNE 8, 2005

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. Reimbursement is one of those issues you might wish would go away. Bureaucratic, jargon-heavy, inefficient, not easy to learn, and mostly boring. For everyone who knows... more

About This Site BY EDITOR, JUNE 7, 2005

HealthpointCapital is a private equity firm totally focused on the musculoskeletal sector — specifically orthopedics and dental. For that reason, we have an in-house Research team, which makes us unusual among our peer group. Part of the firm's mission is... more

What's Changed on Our Site? BY EDITOR, JUNE 7, 2005

Since 2002, HealthpointCapital has written commentary about the business of orthopedics. These articles were posted on our website, but to actually read most of them you had to be a paid subscriber of our "Weekly Journal" product. We also broadcast... more

Guidelines for commenters BY EDITOR, JUNE 2, 2005

Comments should be relevant to the original post, in good taste, professional in nature, and constructive. They also should be about the orthopedics industry, not about individual patient outcomes. (For community discussion of your condition, we recommend the Health Boards... more

Disclosure Policy BY EDITOR, JUNE 2, 2005

Our firm wears two hats: investor and reporter. We recognize the potential conflict there, and in the interests of honesty we are laying out our internal policy for when the two jobs bump together. 1) We don't tout companies we... more

Kean and Bizot Join HealthpointCapital Board BY EDITOR, MAY 4, 2005

We sent the following press release out today: Thomas H. Kean and Jacques Bizot elected to Board of Directors HealthpointCapital, LLC NEW YORK, New York, May 4, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital, LLC today announced the election of former New Jersey... 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

Privacy Policy BY EDITOR, JANUARY 1, 2005

HealthpointCapital will not share your email address with any third party. A sample of our weekly email is here. Please direct any questions about this policy to radmin@healthpointcapital.com, or call (212) 935-7780.... more

Medicare (CMS) Adds Express Lane for New Orthopedic Technology BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, OCTOBER 11, 2004

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on October 6 that it is going to implement seven new and specific improvements which, in the aggregate, should speed up development of new technology codes as well as simplify coverage and... more

HealthpointCapital Announces Purchase of 33% share in Scient'x S.A. BY EDITOR, JUNE 29, 2004

HealthpointCapital Announces Purchase of 33% share in Scient'x S.A., Developer of Innovative Spinal Implant Technologies Scient'x is leader in the developing field of motion preservation and dynamic stabilization for spine surgeries New York, NY., USA and Paris, France, June 29,... more

HealthpointCapital Closes on First $110 Million Private Equity Fund BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 22, 2003

HealthpointCapital, the first private equity and research firm dedicated solely to the Orthopedics Industry, is pleased to announce that it has reached its first fund closing. The Fund has closed on $110 million and is expected to have closed or... more


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