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Musculoskeletal News Roundup

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Exactech, Stryker, Victrex, Zimmer report financial results...ZipLine Medical financing...Bone Biologics reverse merger...Materialise acquires OrthoView...SafeWire receives European regulatory product approval...Aesculap, Bacterin, Medtronic, Orthopaedic Implant Company, X-spine Systems launch products...Expanding Orthopedics receives patent...Bacterin, Cerapedics study results...Aurora Spine enters partnership with Sentio...Osiris enters partnership with Arthrex...CMS releases Open Payments database...Life Spine relocates HQ...Seikagaku establishes U.S. office...Mazor Robotics appointment more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 16, 2014

Johnson & Johnson reports financial results...Update on Zimmer's acquisition of Biomet...Becton Dickinson to Acquire CareFusion...Bioventus to acquire OsteoAMP product line...Breg to merge with United Orthopedic Group...FDA guidance on custom medical devices...Episurf, Precision Spine receive product approval...Aurora Spine, Globus, Spine Wave, Smith & Nephew launch products...Aastrom Biosciences corporate changes...VEXIM initiates trial...nanoMAG's new agreement...Amedica's new distribution agreement with Spinal Kinetics more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 9, 2014

Biomet reports financial results...Mazor Robotics reports system sales figures...Consensus Orthopedics, TransEnterix raise capital...Histogenics IPO...AxioMed Spine reported to be soliciting an acquirer...Medtronic changes structure of acquisition of Covidien...Stryker closes acquisition of Small Bone Innovations...Regulatory change in Ukraine...MindwaysCT, Spineart receive product clearance...ReGen Biologics, RTI Surgical product update...OrthAlign, Zavation launch products...aap Implantate receives patent...Biologic Therapies, Bone Therapeutics clinical updates...SI-BONE establishes German unit...Teleflex to expand Czech facilities...Amedica, Misonix appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 3, 2014

Zimmer to acquire ETEX...Zimmer update on Biomet acquisition...Ellipse Technologies, NEMARIS, SIGNUS receive product clearance...House passes new legislation to repeal and refund 2.3% device tax...Eminent Spine product launch...Acacia Research settlement update with DePuy...Providence Medical receives three patents...DOJ claim against Reliance Medical surgeons and investors...VEXIM preliminary results announced...Histogenics and Interxon form collaboration...Amedica, SI-BONE appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Orthofix filing update...Andiamo, Baxano, Intrinsic Therapeutics, ReWalk Robotics, Zyga funding updates...Integra, Blackstone M&A activity...Vertiflex, Life Spine, Nanovis Spine, SI-BONE regulatory updates...4WEB Medical, Dallen Medical, DePuy, Materialise, Paragon 28, SafeWire, Spine Wave product updates...DiFusion Technologies, SI-BONE receive patents...NuVasive legal update...BONESUPPORT, Diaxonhit, Rotation Medical clinical trial updates...MiMedx enters distribution agreement with Zimmer more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

DePuy Synthes Announces Agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Agreement enables access to the SIGMA HP Partial Knee on the Navio Surgical System...Nimbic Systems, Spine Pain Management, Tissue Regeneration Systems receive funding...Baxano exploring strategic alternatives...ChoiceSpine, EOS imaging receive 510(k) clearance...Amedica, Aurora Spine, Integra, K2M, Medtronic, NovaBone, Smith & Nephew, Spineology launch products...OMNIlife announces milestone...Orthocell receives patent...Ortho Kinematics enters agreement with Medtronic more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic receives grant...ArchiMed acquires MediStream...Cerapedics files PMA...EOS, Mazor Robotics, Trice medical receive product approval...Titan Spine announces warranty...Tyber Medical launches product...CartiHeal, Ceterix Orthopaedics receive patents...Reliance Medical, Smith & Nephew suit updates...Cellular Biomedicine, IMPLANET clinical trial updates...EU creates €1.0 billion ($1.3 billion) fund for research on the use of graphene...Medical device recall report...Geisinger launches three orthopedic programs...Proception Medical enters license agreement for the development of two extremity devices...VEXIM opens U.S. subsidiary...Aurora Spine appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Ortho Kinematics financing...ReWalk Robotics proposes IPO terms...3D Systems, Arcam acquisitions...EU antitrust regulators to decide on Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet on Oct 3rd...EDGE Orthopaedics, K2M, Medtronic, Ortho Development Corporation, Ranier receive product approval...DePuy recall...Aesculap Biologics, VertiFlex product updates...Carmell Therapeutics, Cellular Biomedicine clinical trial updates...Precision Spine enters development agreement...Arthrex receives government contract...Integra to combine Spine Hardware and Extremities businesses more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 28, 2014

Canadian government to invest in medical device commercialization center...Integra Lifesciences could be interested in divesting Spine business...Tecomet to acquire 3D Medical...Arthrosurface receives 510(k) approval...Surgeons in China implant first 3-D printed vertebra...Expanding Orthopedics product update...Arthrex settles suit with Parcus Medical...Carmell Therapeutics presents data...MIT Researchers develop new approach to bone regeneration...Amedica elects new Chairman more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 21, 2014

Medtronic reported financial results...Orthofix plans to file restated financial statements...New analysis reveals 2014 PMA review times are twice as quick as 2013...Oxford Performance Materials receives 510(k)...Aesculap launches new product...Researchers develop new shape-memory polymer for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction...Ceterix Orthopaedics announces results...SI-BONE announces reimbursement update more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 14, 2014

Blue Belt’s 500th Navio Surgery, aap Implantate, Amedica, Bacterin, Tornier report financial results, Exactech product update...Smith & Nephew unveils new hospital-focused sales model...Lawsuit ismissal against DJO, I-Flow, Orthofix and Stryker upheld...Advanced Biologics, Cellular Biomedicine study updates...MedCom enters co-marketing agreement with OsteoMed...SpineFrontier appoints VP of Sales more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 7, 2014

Baxano, Globus, Integra, K2M, LDR, Mazor Robotics, Symmetry Medical, Wright Medical report financial results...Stryker completes acquisition of SBi...Symmetry to sell OEM unit to Tecomet...Minimus Spine receives EC Certificate... Apollo Implants, DJO product updates...Baxano receives two patents...NuVasive suit update...Bacterin, ConforMIS, Halifax clinical trial updates more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 1, 2014

Alphatec, Anika, DJO, Exactech, Greatbatch, IMPLANET, In'Tech Medical, Mathys, NuVasive, Össur, Smith & Nephew report financial results...Orthocell IPO...Medtronic completes acquisition of Visualase...Intellijoint Surgical, K2M, MEDICREA, Medtronic receive product approvals...Aurora, K2M, Smith & Nephew launch products...aap Implantate, Advanced Biologics, Baxano, ConforMIS announce clinical results...SANUWAVE partnership with Premier Shockwave...Sawbones partnership with VirtaMed more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-25 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 24, 2014

Financial Results from Bacterin, CONMED, RTI Surgical, Vexim, Zimmer... Regulatory News from Expanding Orthopedics, Medtech SA... RTI Surgical Product Introduction... Titan Spine clinical paper... Collaboration of KFx Medical and DePuy Mitek... CONMED board and management appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 18, 2014

Blue Belt receives FDA 510(k) clearance for patellofemoral joint (PFJ) application for Navio system...Johnson & Johnson, Medicrea, SpineGuard, Stryker report financial results...Trice closes first Series B financing tranche...St. Jude to acquire NeuroTherm...Ellipse Technologies receives recommendations...Synergy Biomedical receives product clearance...Biomet, Cayenne, DePuy Mitek, Titan Spine launch products...Biorestorative Therapies, Misonix, VertiFlex announce clinical results...HSS tops the U.S. News & World Report's list of best orthopedic hospitals more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 10, 2014

Blue Belt enters commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew to support their JOUNEY UNI knee system on Blue Belt's Navio system...Rotation Medical financing...Mariel Therapeutics to acquire Stryker's BMP-7 assets...Biomet issued subpoena...Dallen Medical receives product clearance...Breg, Exactech, RTI launch products...Cartiva, Paradigm Spine publish clinical results...MicroPort enters development agreement with MB Innovations more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 3, 2014

Amedica funding...Stryker to acquire Small Bone Innovations...Expanding Orthopedics, Rewalk Robotics, TiGenix receive product approvals...FTC requires more info on Zimmer/Biomet transaction...Aurora Spine, Baxano, RTI announce first product surgical uses...Zimmer launches product...Integrity Life Sciences acquires Axiom IP...Ampio Pharmaceuticals clinical trial...Benvenue appointment more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-June-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 27, 2014

Riverside Company to acquire Global Orthopaedic Technologies...Ellipse Technologies, Titan Spine receive various approvals...Arthrosurface, DePuy, NuVasive, Pluristem, Titan Spine product updates...BONESUPPORT, Bone Therapeutics, Cellular Biomedicine, DFINE, Orthocell, Paradigm Spine, Spinal Kinetics clinical updates...Olympus Biotech to close plant...Ortho Kinematics, Medacta open new facilities...Tissue Regeneration Systems enters agreement with Johnson & Johnson to develop implant line...Amedica, Halifax Biomedical distribution updates more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-June-14 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JUNE 18, 2014

Medtronic to acquire Covidien for $49.2 billion... Benvenue Medical funding... Regulatory news from OrthAlign, Expanding Orthopedics... Product updates from Acumed, Wright Medical, Aastrom Biosciences... SpinalCyte animal trials more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-June-14 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JUNE 13, 2014

Materialise IPO... European Commission suspends Zimmer/Biomet review...First customized 3-D printed spinal cage implanted... FDA approvals for Choice Spine, Materialise... Product Introduction and Updates for Bioventus, Medicrea, Symmetry Medical, SpineGuard, ulrich Medical, VEXIM... Legal news from Medtronic... Microport expansion... Integra LifeSciences distribution more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Jun-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 6, 2014

Aurora Spine, K2M report financial results...Orthocell IPO, Premia Spine financing...Aastrom Biosciences acquires Sanofi CTRM division...Medtronic reported to be bidding for Smith & Nephew...Kinamed, SafeWire, Tyber Medical receive product approvals...Arthrosurface announces first procedures...Rotation Medical's new rotator cuff technique...aap Implantate new patent...ConforMIS, DFINE, Misonix Seikagaku announce clinical results...Zyga announces enrollment more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2014

In'Tech Medical reports financial results...Gelexir Healthcare financing...Smith & Nephew completes acquisition of ArthroCare...Stryker denies intention to make a bid for Smith & Nephew...FzioMed/FDA Oxiplex dispute to be postponed...Nextremity receives product clearance... DePuy, Globus, OsteoMed launch products...Johnson & Johnson prodcut launch plans...Kyphon/Pabban lawsuit ruling...Active Implants IDE approval...Eminent Spine, Extremity Medical clinical results...Expanding Orthopedics, Wenzel Spine appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 22, 2014

aap Implantate, Amedica, Medtronic report financial results...MA innovation center, Carmell Therapeutics grants...LDR follow-on offering...Impact Medical, Matrix Surgical, Nextremity, product approvals...Aesculap product update...Eminent Spine, SpinalCyte IP updates...Vexim study results...New hydrogel developed...Genovel Orthopedics R&D agreement...MicroDental center of excellance update...Life Spine partnership more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 15, 2014

Baxano, LDR, Orthofix, TiGenix report financial results...Ceterix financing...K2M closes IPO...FDA proposes new expedited program for high-risk devices...Ceterix receives patents...SI-BONE reimbursement update...Researchers grow muscle with pig-derived implants...IMPLANET enters 7 new distribution agreements more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 9, 2014

ArthroCare, Bacterin, Mazor, Tornier report earnings... K2M Prices IPO, OrthoPediatrics funding... AccelSPINE receives 510(k)... Product news from BioMedical Enterprises, LDR Holding, OrthoPediatrics...Legal news from Medtronic, NuVasive... Clinical updates from Mazor Robotics, Ortho Kinematics... Orthofix appointment more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 2, 2014

Alphatec, Anika, CONMED, DJO, Globus, Greatbatch, IMPLANET, Integra, Life Spine, NuVasive, Össur, RTI, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Symmetry Medical, Wright Medical, Zimmer report financial results...co.don, SI-BONE financings...Aastrom Biosciences to acquire Sanofi CTRM business...CMS proposes FY2015 IPPS rule...Aurora Spine, GS Medical receive clearance...Expanding Orthopedics, Nextremity launch products...MiMedx receives multiple patents...Medtronic suit...Ceterix, SpineGuard announce study results...Simbionix launches training module...Alphatec executive appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Apr-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 24, 2014

Exactech, Vexim report financial results...Conventus credit facility...K2M proposes IPO terms...Medline to acquire pin business from Amendia...Zimmer to Acquire Biomet...Aperion Biologics receives CE Mark...Anika product update...DePuy, RTI, ulrich launch products...MiMedx files infringement suit...Soft Tissue Regeneration completes trial enrollment...Ethicon Biosurgery, Orchid Orthopedic new facilities...Danaher, IMPLANET, Orthofix appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Apr-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 16, 2014

EARNINGS Johnson & Johnson reported financial results for 1Q:14. Total revenue was $18.1 billion in 1Q:14, beating consensus estimates by 1% and representing an increase of 5% compared to $17.5 billion in 1Q:13. Gross margin for 1Q:14 increased to 69.9%,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Apr-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 11, 2014

aap Implantate, GS Medical report financial results...LDR files public follow-on offering...Saudi Arabia regulatory change...Extremity Medical, Vexim obtain clearances...Bioventus, DePuy, Zimmer launch products...Ellipse product update...NuVasive suit verdict...Ankle fracture study...Advanced Biologics, Cellular Biomedicine studies...TiGenix distribution agreement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Apr-14 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, APRIL 4, 2014

Amedica, Biomet, Medicrea report financial results...Providence Medical Technology funding...3D Systems acquires Medical Modeling Inc...Vertiflex submits final PMA module, Rotation Medical receives 510(k)...Arthrosurface's first ToeMate surgery, Zimmer launches Puros Demineralized Bone Matrix product line...IlluminOss Medical patent more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 28, 2014

Orthofix, SpineGuard report financial results...Orthofix files restated statements...Tria Spine receives CE Mark...Acumed, Benvenue Medical launch products...DiscGenics IP update... Benvenue Medical study results...Cytori announces study...Study on Lizard cartilage to uncover insights into cartilage regeneration...Abyrx new partnership...AdvaMed, DJO appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 21, 2014

Bacterin reports financial results...Avitus Orthopedics, ISTO secure funding...K2M IPO update...Aurora Spine product update...Anika and Genzyme, Cayenne suit updates...Bacterin, Regenerative Sciences clinical results...Stem cell treatment halts DDD, Neuromuscular training for adolescent athletes, studies on various sporting activites...BME strategic partnership more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 14, 2014

Baxano, GS Medical, TiGenix report financial results...Baxano private placement...Proception Medical PE partnership, Stryker acquisition of Pivot Medical...Arthrosurface, EOS imaging, Greatbatch, Halifax Biomedical, Maxx Orthopedics, Shoulder Options receive regulatory approval...Bacterin, BONESUPPORT, Cayenne Medical, DePuy Synthes, Exactec, Integra LifeSciences, LDR Holding, RTI Surgical, SanDance Technology, Skye Orthobiologics, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical, ulrich medical launch products...Tesa Medical receives patient...Cerapedics, Mainstay Medical, Nextremity Solutions, PUR Biologics, Vexim release study results...LDR Holdings receives reimbursement code...Smith & Nephew co-marketing agreement with OrthoSensor...Southern Spine distribution agreement...Simbionix educational training more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 7, 2014

LDR, NuVasive report financial results...Biomet files for IPO...Invuity, Medtronic financings...aap Implantate completes sale...Medpace acquired by Cinven...New bill to repeal device tax...New GMP guidelines set by China...Ortho Development, MedShape receive product clearance...Ortho Kinematics, SI-BONE product updates...Exactech product launch...OrthAlign enters distribution agreement...Olympus Corp to close a business segment...Site Medical location change...Stryker marketing with PGA...Symmetry Medical to close U.K. plant more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

DJO, Globus, Greatbatch, Integra, LISI, Mazor, Symmetry Medical, Tornier, ulrich, Wright Medical report financial results...Biomet reported IPO...Bruin Biometrics, OrthoTrophix close funding rounds...aap Implantate sells business unit...Rep Erik Paulsen writes to Obama...Aurora Spine, DiFusion, EDGE, Integra receive product clearance...RTI product launch...Zimmer receives five patents...Benvenue, Cellular Biomedicine, OrthoTrophix study updates...SI-BONE reimbursement...International Life Sciences relocates more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 20, 2014

ArthroCare, Exactech, Medtronic report financial results...PDL provides Paradigm Spine with financing...Tyber Medical forms financing partnership with Magellan Capital...Stryker to acquire Berchtold and Pivot Medical...New Zealand and Australia to publish joint guidance...BioStructures, Integrity Life Sciences receive product approval...Aurora, Ellipse announce first product implantations...BONESUPPORT launches registry...SNN launch POLARSTEM in US...Intellijoint Surgical receives license...Arthrex trial bid rejected...OrthoSensor clinical results...OrthAlign, RTI enter distribution agreements...Aurora, Smiths Medical make appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

CONMED, RTI report financial results...BioPoly funding round...Arcam to acquire Raymor...Okay Industries acquires Reliance Laser...Interventional Spine receives clearance...Insurgical announces first TKR with its single-use tools...OMNIlife announces milestone...aap receives patent...Reliance Medical suit dismissed...JBJS obesity study...Aesculap study results...MiMedx reimbursement development...Medtech survey...Applied Biologics awarded GSA...Orthofix filing development...Hansen Medical, Mazor appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

OrthoAccel announces new trial...Mathys, Ossur, Seikagaku, Smith & Nephew report financial results...Gentis receives funding...Smith & Nephew to acquire ArthroCare...Wright acquires Solana Surgical and OrthoPro...Aurora Spine, CareFusion, MedShape receive 510(k) approval...TiGenix hits milestone...Zimmer launches DBM product...BioMedical files suit against Solana Surgical...DePuy partners with LifeNet Health...Aetna revises coverage policy...Bioventus acquires assets from Galdema...Symmetry could close Cheltenham, UK plant more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 31, 2014

OrthoAccel raises capital...IMPLANET, Zimmer report financial results...Amedica, K2M IPOs...SpineGuard financing...NICE draft guidance on Ellipse Technologies...Benvenue receives 510(k)...IlluminOss launches product in Spain and Israel...Aurora Spine announces milestone...Mesoblast, Nextremity announce clinical results...Covidien opens innovation hub in India...Medtronic transfers Middle East/Africa office to the UAE...Stryker plans to launch MAKO clinical trial more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 24, 2014

MicroDental appoints new CFO...Johnson & Johnson, SpineVision, Stryker report financial results...Intellirod Spine, ZipLine Medical financings...India, Peru, Swiss regulatory changes...Dallen Medical, ICONACY receive 510(k) approval...Greatbatch applies for CE Market...AMxTek, Titan Spine receive patents more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 17, 2014

MEDICREA, Vexim report financial results...Aurora Spine prices private placement...X-Bolt Orthopaedics fundraising...CMS decides on regulation for percutaneous, image-guided surgery for lumber decompression...Acumed introduces product...Providence Medical receives patents...Genzyme withdraws appeal...Cytori receives approval for IDE trial...Dynamic MRI imaging technique developed...ISTO appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 10, 2014

Biomet reports results...Globus to acquire Excelsius Surgical...Wright Medical completes divestiture...Smith & Nephew issues hazard alert...K2M receives clearance...DePuy launches product...Smith & Nephew resolves litigation...ArthroCare enters DPA with DOJ...MedShape, OrthAlign, SI-BONE announce milestones...Drug Device Combination report...IMPLANET gains distributors...Stryker enters partnership more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 2, 2014

Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in BioHorizons...Blue Belt announces first Navio UKR procedure in France...Alphatec appoints COO...Aurora Spine, CollPlant funding...Genstar Capital to acquire Tecomet...IMDRF chairmanship to transfer from EC to FDA...Solana Surgical receives clearance...Aurora Spine announces first ZIP ULTRA implantation...Greatbatch files PMA...Advanced Biologics publishes results...Device connectivity market report...Medtronic, NuVasive expand...Novartis supply agreement...InVivo appoints CEO and interim CFO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 19, 2013

Cytomedix, Zyga raise capital...New Zimmer buyback program...Stryker completes acquisition of MAKO...Columbia's INVIMA sets registration deadline...Senator supports tax repeal...DePuy, NuVasive, Orthopaedic Implant Co launch products...WebMD launches new iteration...SI-Bone releases study results...3-D printing report, Saudi Arabia's device market...Bacterin, IMPLANET sign distribution agreements...Zimmer appoints board member more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 13, 2013

Minimus Spine, Soft Tissue Regeneration raise capital...FDA and Poland agree to share inspection information...Baxano announces 2014 Medicare regulatory rule...BioLife Solutions announces CryoStor update...Vexim launches Interface 1...Smith & Nephew ruling against Arthrex upheld...Baxano, Medtronic announce clinical results...New Era Orthopaedics enters distribution agreement...Hologic appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 6, 2013

Baxano, Trice Orthopedics raise capital...Teleflex closes acquisition of Vidacare Corporation...Aurora Spine, BioMedical Enterprises, BonAlive, OrthAlign, SpineVision receive regulatory approval...Spineart announces implantation milestone...SpineVision launches upgrade...AlloSource, BioMedical Enterprises, NLT SPINE receive patents...SI-BONE publishes economic analysis...Amedica announces collaboration with Kyocera more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Nov-13 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Tyber Medical funding; Dallen Medical and BonAlive regulatory clearance; Aurora Spine appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Johnson & Johnson settles on hip implant lawsuits for $2.5 billion...Mazor, Medtronic report financial results...Wright completes Biotech buy...UK to ban MoM implants at NHS hospitals...FDA to review FzioMed, Wright product non-approvable cases...Globus receives warning...OrthAlign, Renovis receives product clearance...Rotation Medical publishes study results more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Blue Belt Announces 100th Navio Case and Live Event, OrthoAccel Financing, aap Implantate reports financial results...Amedica announces IPO plans...FDA to meet on certain spinal devices...Intelligent Implant Systems receives clearance...ChoiceSpine launches product, Titan Spine reaches milestone...Johnson & Johnson settlement...Cartiva signs distribution deal...Teleflex expands facilities more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Alphatec, Bacterin, Baxano, LDR, MAKO, Seikagaku, TiGenix, Tornier, Wright report financial results...Mazor Robotics closes public offering...Biomet closes acquisition of Lanx...EOS to acquire OneFit...Paragon merger...Russia institutes device regulatory changes...FBC receives product approval...Mitek, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer launch products...Bacterin receives patent...Cellular Biomedicine, VEXIM studies...New knee ligament discovered...Bacterin enters alliance with DMP...OrthoSensor enters partnership with Zimmer more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 31, 2013

Anika, ArthroCare, DJO, Globus, Integra, NuVasive, RTI, Smith & Nephew report financial results...CartiHeal receives funding...Teleflex to acquire Vidacare...France to adopt new device reimbursement regulations...CFDA requires new info...NLT, SpineGuard receive product clearance...RTI receives close-out letter...Aurora announces first implantation...Nexxt launches product...Baxano receives patent...Court upholds ruling on Synthes/Spinal Kinetics case...Benvenue, BONESUPPORT, Image IQ, LDR present data...SpineDirect launches operations in US more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 25, 2013

CONMED, Exactech, Greatbatch, LISI, MEDICREA, Ossur, Zimmer report financial results...ApiFix, SpineForm receive funding...European Parliament votes to tighten device oversight...UK raises benchmark for hip implants...EOS receives marketing approval...Medtronic launches new procedure and signs licensing deal with RTI...Stryker settles civil charges...Biomet announces first implantation...Providence announces data...Venture Capital activity in devices...POD report...Amedica enters agreement with K2M...Integra, NovaBone facility consolidation...SNN Chairman to retire more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 18, 2013

Blue Belt announces first Surgery Center Navio Sale and STRIDE case...JNJ, SpineGuard, Stryker, Vexim reported financial results...OrthoSensor closes B funding round...MedPlast to acquire Orthoplastics...Wright Medical to acquire Biotech...Device tax repeal update...Korea exempts Class I from quality system...Globus receives warning letter...Amedica, BioMedical, Integra launch products...Moximed hits milestone...Biomet Spine HQ move...Vexim appoints Deputy CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 11, 2013

Biomet reports results...LDR closes IPO...MAX BioPharma, MedShape closes funding...Biomet to acquire Lanx...MAKO completes acquisition of Pipeline...Binder Biomedical, CIVCO, Integra, Maetta Sciences, OrthoSensor, Revovis, Tyber receive product approvals more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 4, 2013

Accentus Medical M&A...MAKO to acquire Pipeline Biomedical...Avenir Medical, LDR, Vivex Biomedical raise capital...Argentina's ANMAT raises registration fees...Medtronic, Precision Spine, Vertebral Technologies receive product clearance...Aurora Spine, NuVasive announce procedures...Baxano, Globus launch products...Advanced Vertebral Solutions, SpinalCyte receive patents...Smith & Nephew receives favorable ruling...Orthocell announces trial results...BioRestorative Therapies engages consultant...Baxano, MiMedx enter distribution agreements more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Sept-13 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

SYK to acquire MAKO ... Crosstress Medical receives 510(k) clearance for PVA Pod System ... PlusLife's Allogeneic Bone Gel for sale ... Integra announces first implantation of the Titan Reverse Shoulder System ... RTI Surgical's first implantation of the map3 Cellular Allogeneic Bone Graft ... Mazor Robotics to raise up to $46M in Nasdaq offering and announces new Renaissance installation in Russia more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Sep-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

ATEC announces restructured and expanded credit facility...ATEC announces intent to restructure Scient'x business operations...Golden Equity to acquire IMDS...Dallen Medical, Moirai Orthopaedics, Neurotech receive product approvals...DePuy launches new product...Trinity Orthopedics acquires patents from Expanding Concepts...Regentis Biomaterials announces new data...Advanced Biologics announces relocation...K2M enters France market...InVivo announces appointment more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Sep-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Aurora Spine completes IPO...ICONACY, SANUWAVE, StelKast, Tyber Medical receive approvals...Invibio announces product launch...SI-BONE announces milestone...PUR receives two patents...Biomet announces first clinical use...BONESUPPORT, Titan Spine announce study results...Aetna updates reimbursement policy...SIGNUS terminates distribution agreement with LifeHealthcare...DFINE, Mazor, Tyber Medical announce appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Sep-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

Active Implants, Kedu Healthcare, Covalon Technologies receive funding...Spineart to acquire Orthos' products...Abyrx, LDR SpineGuard receive product approval...Stryker initiates recall...BioMedical Enterprises, Flower Orthopedics, The Orthopedic Implant Company launch products...Wenzel Spine receives patent...InVivo Therapuetics updates trial, Spinal Modulation announces trial...Johnson & Johnson reorganizes Chinese operations...Medtronic launches innovation center...Health Canada, IlluminOss make appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Aug-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 28, 2013

Aurora Spine files final prospectus...LDR files preliminary prospectus...FDA reviewing 3-D printing technology...FDA launches Health of Women Program...India enacts amendment regulating med devices...Russia to participate in program to unify global med device audits...Tissue Regeneration Systems, Zimmer receive 510(k) approvals...Interventional Spine receives patent...Study published on financial benefits of knee arthroplasty...InVivo Therapeutics announces resignation and appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Aug-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 23, 2013

Medtronic, TiGenix report financial results...Chinese govt. launches survey...Malaysia issues guidance on good distribution practices...Russia extends replacement registration certificates deadline...CoAlign Innovations receives clearance...Wright Medical to appeal FDA's decision to no approve Augment...AlloSource launches new allograft...Synergy Biomedical receives patent...Moximed completes study enrollment...NuVasive relocates U.K. office more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Aug-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 15, 2013

aap Implantate reports financial results...MinInvasive Orthopedic, SightLine Partners, Vexim raise capital...TransEnterix and SafeStitch to merge...FDA transfers review responsibilities of certain live-cell wound care therapies from CBER to CDRH...TGA issues safety alert on B. Braun and LMT Surgical products...LDR, Ortho Kinematics receive FDA clearance...RTI, Vertebral Technologies announce product milestones...KFx enters agreement with Smith & Nephew...Precision Spine, Stryker enter agreements...Russia added to IMDRF...New Zealand annouces report on med device export earnings more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Aug-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 9, 2013

Alphatec Spine, ArthroCare, Bacterin, Baxano, Mazor Robotics, RTI, Tornier, Wright Medical report financial results...Medtech excise tax progress...Colombia updates list of what qualifies as medical devices...Malaysian Medical Device Bureau appoints BSI...Dallen, Stryker receive 510(k) clearance...SpineNet receives warning letter...Wright receives Not Approvable ruling on Augment...Mizuho, Stryker launch products...Ceterix receives patents...Zimmer to pay Stryker for infringement...Anulex announces study...Audit Committee determine historical Orthofix financials are unreliable...Wright applies for tax abatements...Rotation Medical appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Aug-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 2, 2013

Anika, DJO, Greatbatch, Integra, MAKO, NuVasive, Seikagaku, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical report results...ConforMIS closes round...Eden Spine, Episurf Medical, Integra receive approval...DJO announces first implantation of TaperFill...Sintea Plustek launches product...JRI Orthopaedics receives grant...KARL STORZ announce procedure performed...Lanx announces new research...Artimplant applies for bankruptcy...Gizmo Medical opens facility...Emergent and DiFusion enter partnership more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 26, 2013

CONMED, Exactech, LISI Medical, Ossur, SpineGuard, Stryker, Vexim, Zimmer reported financial results...CB Insights' report determins strong VC activity for healthcare sector...Vivex Biomedical raises equity...Aurora Spine, Dallen Medical, Episurf Medical, OsteoMed receive product approval...Stryker releases hazard alert...Spinal Restoration announces results of study...Eden Spine announces franchise opportunities more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 18, 2013

Johnson & Johnson, Mathys, MEDICREA report financial results...Aurora Spine files to go public...Cartiva secures $4.3m...RTI completes M&A...Japan launches R&D and strategy consulting arm...Bacterin, Eden Spine, MTF receive product approval...Ceterix, Medtronic, Mitek Sports Medicine, ulrich, launch products...Duke University develops new gel to deliver NP cells...Amgen and Medtronic form agreement...List of best US orthopedic hospitals more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 12, 2013

Biomet reports financial results...MiMedx files shelf registration...Renovis Surgical secures $5.3 million...Smith & Nephew to acquire Plato Grup...India's regulatory change...Aesculap, DJO launch products...SpinalCyte receives patent in Japan...Dozens of hospitals settle with US Federal Government...Baxano, KFx reach solutions with suits...SMC publishes data...Spineart, SpineVision launch subsidiaries...Costa Rica recognized as most innovative Latin American country...SpineVision appoints new COO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 3, 2013

Nextremity Solutions raises $10 million...aap Implantate enters joint venture with private equity firm...ArthroCare completes acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical...TGA introduces database...TGA and Medsafe develop early warning system...Orthofix launches new product...Bioventus enters license agreement with Pfizer...Bioventus enters markets in Australia and Poland...Johnson & Johnson opens Innovation Center more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 28, 2013

FDA issues new measures improve the regulatory process for medical devices...DePuy receives PMA...Integra LifeSciences receives CE Mark...Synergy Biomedical receives FDA clearance...Globus launches new spacer...JAMA Internal Medicine publishes report on cholesterol-lowering statins leading to musculoskeletal injuries...Small Bone Innovations announces milestone...TechNavio publishes report on the Global Medical Ceramics market more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 21, 2013

Corin Group reported 2012 results...Vertos Medical closes Series E financing...WMGI to divest OrthoRecon unit to MicroPort...OrthoSensor receives 510(k) approval...Osseon, ulrich medical launch new products...DePuy wins suit against Globus...Medtronic announces publication of Yale review of its INFUSE product more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 13, 2013

RTI Biologics announced plans to acquire Pioneer Surgical...Medtronic receives CE Mark Approval and announces launch of product...TiGenix receives notice from French regulatory body HAS...Exactech, Pioneer Surgical introduce systems...MiMedx receives three patents...NuVasive receives ruling on royalty suit with Medtronic...Orthophoenix files suits...Symmetry Medical COO resigns...Lanx, Titan Spine make appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 6, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies receives 510(k) clearance for its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee implant system...TranS1 announces completion of its acquisition of Baxano...Zimmer plans to acquire NORMED...NuVasive launches MAS PLIF...DiFusion announces completion of in vitro tests and an in vivo study for CleanFuze...SI-BONE announces publication of a study on its iFUSE Implant System more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2013

Artimplant, Mazor Robotics report financial results...Australia, Brazil, China adopt regulatory change...Algea Therapies, K2M Lanx launch products...RTI Biologics passes 5 million distribution mark...Spinal Elements licenses portfolio of spinal patents and moves headquarters...Artimplant and Tiller International enter sales, marketing and distribution agreement...Titan Spine makes two appointments to its Key Opinion Leader Advisory Team 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 17, 2013

aap Implantate, Bacterin, Seikagaku, TranS1, TiGenix reported financial results...Lanx, Tornier, Trice Orthopedics raise capital...Study on FDA Inspections and Warnings...DiFusion receives 510(k) approval...Globus launches FORTIFY I...ArthroCare SVP pleads guilty...Cerapedics appoints CEO...Trice Orthopedics appoints President more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 9, 2013

ArthroCare, Globus, MAKO, Orthofix, Tornier report financial results...SpineVision receives funding...NuVasive to acquire ANC, LLC...BIOLASE, Life Spine, Maxim Surgical, X-spine receive FDA clearance...DePuy, FzioMed receive product approval...Exactech, Mitek, Parametrics launch products...AngleFix, Bonutti Skeletal file suits...Active-O, Ellipse Technologies announce trial progress...Medtronic to cut 230 positions more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 2, 2013

Alphatec, Anika, DJO, Greatbatch, Integra, NuVasive, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical, Wright report financial results...SpineGuard IPO...Abyrx to acquire Orthocon and DRG assets...Smith & Nephew to acquire Adler Mediequip...Zimmer to acquire Knee Creations...NovoSource, Spine Wave receive 510(k) clearance...DePuy, Integra, Medtronic, VG Innovations, Wenzel Spine launch products...AngleFix, Wright file suits...Medstrat, ISTO enter agreements with Zimmer...ETEX renews agreement with Knee Creations more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Apr-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 25, 2013

CONMED, Exactech, Ossur, RTI, Stryker, Vexim, Zimmer report financial results...Aspect Imaging, MedShape, Microline receive 510(k) clearance...Eminent Spine, K2M, Southern Spine, SpineFrontier launch new products...Carticept, Loukas issued patents...Achilles tendon study released...Benvenue, Mesoblast, Seikagaku announce studies...NuVasive opens new office more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Apr-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 19, 2013

EOS, Johnson & Johnson, MEDICREA report financial results...NovoPedics receives financing...MAKO to acquire Stanmore RGA business...Carticept Medical, MedShape receive 510(k) clearance...DFINE, Titan Spine release study results...Pluristem expands study...Medtronic Spine to restructure workforce...Amendia expands facilities...Invuity and Novation enter distribution agreement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Apr-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 12, 2013

Biomet reports 3Q:13 results...Spain public-sector debt to medtech suppliers...House Rep Erik Paulsen issues statement for Protect Medical Innovation Act...Argentina regulatory change for Class I devices...FDA classifies Stryker's recall of ShapeMatch as Class I recall...Reuters' report reveals the Med Device industry had the largest patent growth...Ranier granted patent...Regentis expands clinical study of GelrinC implant...Relievant completes interim review of trial of Intracept therapy...Oxford Performance Materials and Biomet Microfixation enter distribution agreement...Stryker appoints William Jellison as CFO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Apr-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 5, 2013

MicroDental Laboratories receives Dental Appliance Manufacturing Audit System (DAMAS) Accreditation...aap Implantate reports 2012 results...Renovis Surgical, Orthodata close financing rounds...Smith & Nephew acquires distribution assets from Pró Cirurgia Especializada...AxioMed Spine receives patent for Freedom Cervical Disc Technology...Biomet not to proceed with a spin-off of 3i dental business...Bioventus announces launch in Canada, France and Finland...Multiple Mazor Robotics Renaissance systems acquired by U.S. hospital corporation more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Mar-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 28, 2013

Blue Belt NavioPFS System purchased by Tri-City Medical Center and featured on ABC News program...Medrobotics raises $10 million in debt financing...Health Canada finalizes guidelines for classifying therapeutic products in Canada...China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)renames itself the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)...Egypt's Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA) updates registration requirements for med devices...Regulatory authorities in Australia and New Zealand launch joint early warning system...K2M, Shoulder Options launch new products...BONESUPPORT along with the University of Mainz announce the CERTiFy study...OsteoVantage opens office at the University of Missouri - St. Louis more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Mar-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 22, 2013

OrthoAccel Technologies receives approval to distribute AcceleDent to the Canadian market...Senate votes in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% medical device excise tax...GS Medical, Mazor Robotics, Vexium report financial results...EOS imaging, Integra LifeSciences, NuVasive, Regentis Biomaterials, X-Spine all received product clearances...CONMED, DePuy Synthes, DJO Global, Exactech, Intregra LifeSciences, Invuity, LifeNet Health, Mitek Sports Medicine, Orthofix, Smith & Nephew, STERIS Corporation, Stryker, Zimmer all announce product launches...DSM enters license and supply agreement with SpineVision...Hatch Medical receives two patents...Amedica, Benvenue Medical, Mako Surgical, RTI Biologics release new studies...aap Implantate forms joint venture with eontec Co., Ltd...aap Implantate signs license deal with BiosCompass, Inc...Biomet and OrhtoSensor announce co-promotion partnership...SafeWire, LLC announces the appointment of Sean Kane as VP of Sales...Zimmer announces departure of Jeffrey Paulsen, President of Global Business more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Mar-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 15, 2013

Alphatec Spine, Inc. receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Alphatec Solus internal fixation anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) device...TiGenix reports financial results for 2012...Mesoblast completes private placement for $170 million...VertiFlex sells certain non-core assets relating to spinal implants to Stryker...CellCoTec receives CE mark approval for bio-resorbable scaffold...RTI Biologics receives 510(k) clearance for its porcine dermis implant...Aesculap, MedShape, Stryker launch new products...Lanx, Mazor Robotics announce study results...Johnson & Johnson launches new innovation center in London...Nexxt Spine relocates headquarters...NLT Spine opens subsidiary in Boston...Histogen establishes a joint venture with Southern California partners...Orthofix appoints Brad Mason as CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Mar-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 8, 2013

co.don and TranS1 report financial results...TranS1 acquires Baxano...Styker closes acquisiton of Trauson...Wright Medical closes acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics...ArthroCare receives FDA approval for PEEK implant...Mazor Robotics receives approval for commercial sale of its Renaissance navigation robot in Australia...Biomet issues safety notice for its RHK Axle and RHK Short Hinge and RHK Long Hinge Assembly components...Cerapedics, Lanx, OsteoMed, Vertebral Technologies launch new prodcuts...DFINE, Vertos Medical release new study results...Smith & Nephew products rebranded under Bioventus in certain European countires...VG Innovations appoints Mitch Hollifield as General Manager more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Feb-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Alphatec Spine, Artimplant AB, Anika Therapeutics, Exactech, Globus Medical, Mako Surgical, NuVasive report financial results for 4Q:12...Vexim acquires new technological system for the injection and mixing of orthopedic cement...FDA initiates Class I recall for Johnson & Johnson's LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve system...SpineGuard receives regulatory approval to market its PediGuard Platform in Russia...Premia Spine, Zimmer Spine launch new products...Amedica Corporation receives new patent for artificial spinal disc implant...Spineart announces launch of its direct sales and distribution Italian subsidiary...Symmetry Surgical enters into a distribution agreement with Hospital Innovations...Arcam AB and DiSanto Technology agree to a new strategic alliance...Tornier appoints David Mowry as new CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Feb-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Integra LifeSciences, LISI Medical, Medtronic, Orthofix, Symmetry Medical, Tornier, Wright Medical report financial results...Dallen Medical receives 510(k) clearance for its Compressyn Staple...DePuy receives field safety notice for its ADEPT 12/14 Modular Head...Integra LifeSciences receives warning letter from FDA related to quality systems issues at Puerto Rican facility...DePuy Synthes launches its GLOBAL UNITE Platform Shoulder Arthroplasty System...ulrich medical announces U.S. market release of its flamenco Universal Spinal Fixation System more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Feb-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Blue Belt announces first NavioPFS Unicondylar Knee Replacement surgery performed in the US...ArthroCare, CONMED, DJO Global, Smith & Nephew report financial results for 4Q...Oxford Performance Materials, Planmed Oy, Stanmore Implants receive 510(k) clearance from FDA...Instratek, Kimberly-Clark, Metric Medical Devices launch new products...Stryker awarded $70 million in patent infringement suit against Zimmer...Vexim establishes new UK subsidiary more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Feb-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Mathys AG Bettlach reports results for 2012...K7 LLC receives 510(k) clearance for its K7C Cervical Spacer...Mazor Robotics receives approval to market its Renaissance system in Canada and Taiwan...Breg announces the launch of four new products...Medtronic introduces the first MRI compatible spinal cord stimulators in Europe...HydroCision announces study results of its Hydrodiscectomy procedure...Mako Surgical awards Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery grant for two studies...Medtronic launches test of its Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Low Back Pain device...Smith & Nephew Orthopedics terminates 100 jobs in Massachusetts...SpinalCyte names Dr. Jeffrey Geesin to its Clinical Advisory Board. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Feb-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Blue Belt announces the first U.S. sale of its NavioPFS system...ulrich medical, Zimmer report 4Q:12 and annual results...Bone Therapeutics, Osseon Therapeutics, OsteoVantage, SpinalMotion all receive financing...Conventus Orthopaedics receives 510(k) clearance for its DRS Implant...DEFINE, Inc. launches its StabiliT ERX Bone Cement...JointMetrix Medical announces development of new remote monitoring technology...The Steadman Philippon Research Institute publishes study on "Package" rehabilitative approach...Zyga Technology completes GLISSADE Trial enrollment...Amedica announces four new senior position appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Jan-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 25, 2013

Johnson & Johnson, Stryker report financial results for 4Q:12...Bioventus receives support from NICE for its EXOGEN system...FzioMed receives approval for Oxiplex in Russia...Zimmer introduces Zimmer V2F Anterior Fixation System...Bacterin announces first clinical results for OsteoSponge...Pioneer Surgical announced first clinical use of Tritium SCP system...BonAlive and Olympus Biotech enter distribution agreement...ImplanTec becomes sole direct distributor of ANA.NOVA and CCG in select European nations more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jan-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 18, 2013

Stryker announces plans to acquire Trauson Holdings for $764 million...ArthroCAD, Inc. closes first tranche of Series A financing for $0.69 million...Russian regulator, Rozsdravandzor published the planned changes for the medical device regulatory process in Russia...InTouch Health receives 510(k) clearance for its RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot...Zimmer receives 510(k) clearance to market its iASSIST Knee...Mesoblast's NeoFuse Stem Cell product successfully meets its targeted safety and efficacy endpoints in its Phase 2 clinical trial for lumbar spinal fusion...Zimmer Spine plans to close its Austin facility more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Jan-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 10, 2013

Biomet reported financial results for 2Q:13...Amedica Corporation, AxioMed Spine and Ceterix Orthopaedics completed financings...AnthroCare Corp. reached an agreement to acquire Eleven Blade Solutions...Soft Tissue Regeneration and VertiFlex received 510(k) product clearance from the FDA...Instratek, Life Spine, Orthofix and Sonoma Orthopedic launched new products...DFINE, Inc. and Biomet enter a three-year distribution agreement...Straumann appoints new CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Jan-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 4, 2013

Alphatec Spine receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for two new products and receives Shonin approval in Japan for its Novel PEEK Spinal Spacers...Medrobotics converted notes valued at $33.6 million into Series D preferred stock...Spinal Restoration secures $3 million in a Series C equity offering...DJO Global announces the acquisition of Exos Corporation...Stryker is under investigation on allegations it offered bribes to hospital officials in Poland...BioMimetic Therapeutics initiated enrollment for Phase II of the clinical trial to assess its Augment Chronic Tendinopathy (ACT) more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Dec-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 20, 2012

Ortho Kinematics raises $2 million in Series B financing...TiGenix raises $8.9 million through accelerated bookbuilding private placement procedure...Ascendx Spine receives 510(k) clearance for its Ascendx VCF Repair System...NuVasive receives Shonin clearance for its CoRoent Impacted and Tapered titanium alloy implants...Smith & Nephew announce component extension to its LEGION Total Knee System...Zimmer Spine initiates voluntary recall of its PEEK Ardis Inserter...Trans1 awarded patent for "prosthetic nucleus with a preformed membrane" more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Dec-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 13, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its NavioPFS Surgical System...Cerapedics raises $19 million in Series C funding...Boston Scientific receives CE Mark approval for its Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator System...Precision Spine receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Mini-Max Minimally Invasive Access System...Medtronic announces launch of its CERVICAL FACETLIFTSM ID/S surgical technique...Misonix terminates distribution agreement with Aesculap... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Dec-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 7, 2012

Innovative Trauma Care raises $3.6 million...2IL extends acceptance period for its acquisition of Corin Group...FDA upholds initial non-approvable decision on Anika's Monovisc product...FzioMed files for reconsideration with the FDA on its Oxiplex Gel product...Covidien announce launch of AS Meniscal Repair Device more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Nov-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Mazor Robotics reports financial results for 3Q:12...Smith & Nephew to acquire Healthpoint Biotherapeutics...Straumann Vice Chairman sells 10% stake in Straumann Holding...Pakistani government establish new regulatory body for medical devices...Frontier Medical Devices and Z-Medical GmbH obtain FDA approval and clearance respectively...Esaote introduces new MRI approach G-scan Brio...Cadence Inc. expands to a new facility in Pittsburgh...Stryker invests $30 million in R&D facility in Ireland...Precision Spine initiates an exclusive development agreement with Dr. Stephen Cook...Smith & Nephew appoint Julie Brown CFO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Nov-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Medtronic reports financial results for its fiscal 2Q:13...Wright Medical announces plans to acquire BioMimetic Therapeutics...Esaote, ulrich medical introduce new products...Synthes recalls Trauma Fixation Nail systems more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Nov-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

aap Implantate reported financial results for 3Q:12...Intrinsic Therapeutics received $11.6 million in financing...Minimus Spine raised $1 million in financing...2IL Orthopaedics agreed to acquire Corin Group...MedShape, Orthofix, Shoulder Options Incorporated, Smith & Nephew all announce new products...Judge decides Zimmer will face a jury trial for lawsuit filed by Stryker...TiGenix enters a distribution agreement with Genpharm...Stryker appoints David K. Floyd as Group President, Orthopaedics...Tornier appoints David H. Mowry interim President & CEO and names Kevin C. O'Boyle interim Vice Chairman more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Nov-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 9, 2012

Alpahtec Spine, Bacterin, BioMimetic Therapeutics, Mako Surgical, Seikagaku Corporation, TranS1, TiGenix, Tornier, and Wright Medical all reported financial results for 3Q:12...Corin in M&A discussions with 2IL Orthopaedics...Cytomedix receives 510(k) clearance for its Angel Plasma System... LDR receives PMA for Mobi-C...SpinalCyte receives patent for methodology to regrow spinal discs...DePuy introduces TRUMATCH Pin Guide more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Nov-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 2, 2012

Anika Therapeutics, Artimplant, ArthoCare Corporation, DJO Global, Exactech, Globus Medical, Greatbatch, Smith & Nephew and Symmetry Medical all report financial results for 3Q:12...Medtronic completes acquisition of Kanghui...NuVasive, Providence Medical, Vertos Medical and X-spine Systems all receive regulatory approval...Friedrich Daniels and RTI Biologics launch new products...DePuy Synthes enters into partnership with Brainlab more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Oct-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 26, 2012

CONMED, Integra LifeSciences, NuVasive, Orthofix, Ossur, RTI Biologics, Zimmer report 3Q:12 financial results...CD Diagnostics acquires Citrano Medical Laboratories...Aesculap Implant, Choice Spine, DePuy Orthopaedics, DePuy Synthes, ECA Medical, Medtronic, Misonix, Orthofix International, OsetoMed Spine, Precision Spine, ulrich announce new products. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Oct-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 19, 2012

Johnson & Johnson reports 3Q:12 results...Medicrea International reports 3Q:12 results...Stryker reports 3Q:12 results...Lanx Inc. receives $8.7 million in funding...Captiva Spine receives FDA clearance for TowerLOX...Intelligent Implant Systems receives FDA clearance for Active Bone Screw...Paradigm Spine receives FDA premarket approval for Coflex device...Smith & Nephew announce ENDOBUTTON CL 10 mm fixation device...Wright Medical initiates voluntary Field Safety Corrective Action...KFx receives favorable ruling on patent infringement lawsuit with Arthrex...Spinelab and Biomet announce distribution agreement...Expanding Orthopedics appoints Dr. Hansen Yuan to its Board of Directors...Orthofix announces promotion of Brian McCollum to President of Spine Global Business Unit...Osseon Therapeutics names Doug Clark to Board of Directors as well as making further appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Oct-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 12, 2012

Biomet announces 1Q:13 results...Medtronic initiates U.S. commercialization of its ACD Instrument Set...Baxano receives FDA clearance for iO-Tome...Globus Medical awarded pre-market approval from FDA for Secure-C...Integra receives FDA clearance for VuaPOD...U.K. MHRA questions European Commission...Wright Medical DPA expires...JNJ expands Puerto Rican operations...NuVasive announces resignation of its President of Global Sales...TranS1 announces distribution agreement in China...New company, SkelRegen forms...U.K. MHRA appoints new Medical Director...Sonoma appoints President and CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Oct-12 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 4, 2012

NuVasive pre-announces expected revenue for 3Q:12...Interventional Spine raises $1.6 million...Mainstay Medical raises $20.0 million...Mazor Robotics finalizes $7.5 million investment tranche...Zimmer receives FDA warning...Pinnacle Spine receives FDA approval...ConforMIS annouces iTotal G2 Knee Replacement System...DePuy Mitek announces HEALIX ADVANCE...Humble Surgical Hospital acquires Mazor's Renaissance(TM) system...Smith & Nephew launch TRIGEN Low-Profile Screw...Spinal Elements launch Hero Allograft...Orthopeutics, LP receives patent...SpineSmith receives patent...Reno Orthopaedic Clinic and University of Nevada conduct two independent generics studies...Microbion Corporation's topical BisEDT in Phase 2 trials for post-surgical infections...Alphatec Spine announces new SVP of U.S. Commercial Operations. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Sept-12 BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

Ranier raises $5 million...IlluminOss raises $28.0 million...Alphatec to acquire Phygen assets...Amedica receives 510(K) clearance for device system...Biomet launches new stemless shoulder product...Biomet announces implant warranty...Smith & Nephew receives FDA clearance for hip indications for anchor products...Smith & Nephew relay safety notice for Hip Modular Head implants...Titan Spine awarded patent for interbody device...Iconacy invests in new facility in Indiana. 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Sept-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

FDA clears Iconacy Orthopedic Implants' I-Hip system ... Precision Spine's Slimplicity Solo Anterior Cervical Plate System 510(k)-cleared ... Amedica studies find "superior osseointegration and bacterial-resistant properties" of silicon nitride ... Ascendx Spine begins commercial shipments to Europe ... Osseon launches Osseoflex SN+ ... Smith & Nephew releases LEGION HK Hinge Knee ... NuVasive signs Premier agreement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Sept-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

FDA clears aap's LOQTEQ, LDR's Avenue L Lateral Lumber Cage System ... K2M introduces SERENGETI Complex Spine Minimally Invasive Retractor System ... AmnioClear clinical data ... Biomet to distribute BONESUPPORT's CEREMENT more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Aug-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 30, 2012

Axial Biotech sells ScoliScore for $4.4 million ... Nextremity Solutions closes funding round ... FH Orthopedics announces FDA approval ... Osseon appoints COO 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 16-Aug-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 16, 2012

aap Implantate, Mazor announce 2Q revenues ... Spinal Elements announces first surgeries with MIS lumbar system ... Lanx receives patent ... K2M partners with Cadwell Laboratories on neuromonitoring ... SpineMark centers implementing spine protocol 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Jul-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 25, 2012

CNMD, Globus, IART, NUVA, OFIX, ZMH report 2Q:12 ... Histogenics raises $49M ... FH Orthopedics receives CE mark ... Discgenics receives stem cell patent ... Exactech, CONMED to collaborate on education program more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Jul-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 19, 2012

Biomet, JNJ, Stryker announce earnings ... Mindray closes Dragonbio acquisition ... K2m debuts Rail 4D Technology ... Globus files amended S-1 ... MTF receives patent covering NovaBone Putty ... Expanding Orthopedics announces data presentation ... SpineGuard reports 6-month data ... Cardinal Health launches Orthopedic Solutions offering 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Jul-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 5, 2012

IlluminOss raises $1.4M ... TSON receives CE mark for its VEO system ... SpineGuard announces milestone ... WMGI launches ORTHOLOC 3Di plating system ... Internal Fixation Systems expands GoDirect sales program more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jun-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 28, 2012

Benvenue raises $25M ... ZMH launches TM Ardis Interbody System for the lumbar spine ... Cartiva completes enrollment for their MOTION trial ... Corin expands LARS distribution agreement ... IART debuts private label version of the aap Implantate stainless headed compression screw system more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jun-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 21, 2012

Biomet pre-announces ... BONESUPPORT raises $10M ... Biomet announces initial closing of DePuy trauma transaction ... FDA clears KFx Medical's 5mm AppianFx Tissue Fixation Anchor ... Integra launches IPP-ON PIP Fusion System more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Jun-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 14, 2012

J&J/Synthes transaction closes ... ConforMIS raises $73M ... Mazor announces Korean regulatory approval for Renaissance ... FDA clears TransCorp's SpinePort Spinal Access System ... SANUWAVE announces preclinical osteoarthritis results ... Internal Fixation System launches GoDirect sales program ... Premier awards spine contracts more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-June-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 7, 2012

J&J/Synthes deal may close next week ... Mindray to acquire controlling interest in Chinese orthopedic manufacturer ... FDA clear's Medicrea's LigaPASS ... K2M launches MESA Small Suture implant ... SNN voluntarily withdraws the optional metal liner component of its R3 Acetabular System ... ISTO receives U.S. patent ... SYK close to settling DOJ investigation into OtisKnee ... SANUWAVE comments on preclinical data more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 31, 2012

Globus Medical files amended S-1 ... Medtronic receives CE mark for SHILLA scoliosis system ... Zimmer launches Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder and TM Ardis Interbody System ... House and Senate pass user fee legislation ... Orthofix's Phoenix MIS and Firebird Pedicle Screw Systems to be integrated with Brainlab navigation systems ... TransCorp Spine names President and CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 17, 2012

aap, Corin, Mazor, TiGenix provide 1Q sales ... Regenerative Sciences raises $2M ... Regentis Biomaterials raises $10M ... Zyga raises $25M ... Axiomed receives CE mark for Freedom Cervical Disc ... Orthopaedic Implant Company launches pedicle screw system ... DOJ closes InFuse investigation ... Histogenics, Piramal announce cartilage repair data 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 3-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 3, 2012

ARTC, DJO, EXAC, KNSY, NUVA, SNN, SMA, WMGI report 1Q:12 ... Titan Spine announces publication of data ... VG Innovations awarded new patent ... Solco Biomedical announces U.S. distribution deal more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Apr-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 26, 2012

CNMD, IART, OFIX, RTIX, Synthes, ZMH report 1Q ... FDA clears LDR's ROI-C Lordotic Cervical Cage ... SNN launches HEALICOIL PK suture anchor ... SNN moving some manufacturing to China ... LDR appoints Robert McNamara CFO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Apr-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 19, 2012

JNJ, Stryker announce earnings ... EU approves JNJ's acquisition of Synthes ... DePuy launches VIPER F2 Transfacet Pedicular System ... IART introduces Vu aPOD Prime IBD ... Mesoblast reaches 50% enrollment on phase II study ... OREF announces $3.1 million in grants more

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

Biomet kicks off earnings season ... FDA approves phase I Arteriocyte study for Compartment Syndrome ... Piramal receives CE mark for BST-CarGel ... Amedica announces new biologics distribution agreements ... Advanced Biologics inks deal with GPO Premier 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-Mar-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 29, 2012

Mazor reports earnings .... Omni Surgical raises $27M ... Relievant Medsystems raises $30M ... FDA warning letters for Lucero Medical, Orthopedic Alliance and Spinal Solutions ... Benvenue Medical launches Blazer Vertebral Augmentation System ... Aperion Biologics completes enrollment in Z-Lig ACL study ... Benvenue Medical announces enrollment of 250th patient in KAST (Kiva System) study ... Ascendx Spine inks distribution deal in Austria, Germany and Switzerland 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Mar-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 15, 2012

BMTI reports 4Q11 ... Interventional Spine to present PerX360 System at ISASS ... DFINE announces first implantation of STAR System ... Simpirica Spine receives FDA approval for pivotal study ... Mazor Robotics signs distribution agreement for China more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Mar-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 8, 2012

Corin, MAKO report earnings ... NLT Spine raises $5.7M ... Baxano receives CE mark for iO-Flex ... Synthes receives FDA warning letter ... Amedica launches Procet Facet Allograft Implant ... Crosstrees Medical completes enrollment in IDE study for VCF treatment ... Titan Spine creates EU subsidiary ... Vexim establishes German subsidiary 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Feb-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 23, 2012

ARTC, IART, MDT, NUVA, OFIX, SMA, TRNX, WMGI announce earnings ... Cerapedics raises debt ... Karolinska Development leads investment in Oss-Q ... FDA clears Ascendx Spine's Acu-Cut Vertebral Augmentation System ... Osseon receives CE mark for Osseoflex SB ... SBi names president and CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Feb-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

co.don, CNMD, DJO and Synthes report ... Baxter closes Synovis acquisition ... Amedica announces $30M debt financing, launches Valeo VBR ... Cayenne Medical raises $10M ... SNN introduces POLARCUP Dual Mobility Hip ... Medtronic seeking royalties, interest relating to NUVA patent case ... Amedica appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Feb-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 9, 2012

Product launches from AAOS ... Nobel Biocare announces 4Q ... Hospitals settle Medicare fraud claims over kyphoplasty billing ... Updates on the American Joint Replacement Registry ... Stryker announces inventory management system rollout more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Feb-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 2, 2012

EXAC, KNSY, RTIX, SNN announce 4Q:11 ... CartiHeal raises $5M ... ConforMIS raises $89M ... FDA clears Eden Spine's GIZA device ... NLT announces 510(k) clearance for the PROW FUSION TLIF device ... ThermoGenesis announces "encouraging" study results more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Jan-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 26, 2012

DJO, JNJ, SYK, ZMH report 4Q sales ... FDA clears Interventional Spine's Opticage Expandable device ... Medtronic receives FDA clearance for newest Aquamantys device ... KFx Medical receives new patent ... Judge dismisses motions in MDT/NUVA case ... Pioneer Surgical announces grand opening of new N.C. manufacturing facility 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 12-Jan-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 12, 2012

MAKO, NUVA, OFIX, SYK, TRNX pre-announce ... FDA clears Biomet's E1 humeral bearing and Comprehensive Segmental Revision System ... Ortho Kinematics receives 510(k) clearance ... Lanx announces 100th implantation of Durango ... Mazor receives EU patent ... SNN announces VISIONAIRE study ... Arthrex to market ThermoGenesis PRP, bone marrow concentrate product ... Pioneer Surgical promotes Daniel Webber to 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 29-12-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 29, 2011

KSpine raises $2.5M . . . ICOR provides international device registry update . . . Synthes sues Stryker . . . DePuy to distribute Anika's MONOVISC in the U.S. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Dec-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 22, 2011

Biomet pre-announces . . . Oregon judge throws out SNN suture anchor ruling . . . Exactech initiates cartilage repair study . . . Spine Wave and MB Innovations announce partnership more

Legislation Would Authorize Conditional Clearance for 510(k)s BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 19, 2011

New legislation introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Herb Kohl (D-Wis) would add a new layer of authority to the FDA's 510(k) pathway. If the bill is passed by Congress, the FDA would be granted the option of "conditional" 510(k) clearance, whereby the agency can require further post-market evaluation. Conditional approval is commonly associated with PMAs. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Dec-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 15, 2011

Baxter to acquire Synovis . . . FDA approves DePuy's AOX Antioxidant Polyethylene . . . EXAC launches Gibralt spinal system . . . CMS proposes industry relationships disclosure . . . Spinal Kinetics wins patent suit . . . Amp Orthopedics initiates two new studies . . . Vertiflex completes IDE enrollment . . . K2M names SVP Sales in the Americas more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Dec-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 7, 2011

Mazor reports earnings . . . HealthpointCapital acquires Blue Belt Technologies . . . DFINE receives regulatory clearance in Canada and Mexico . . . LDR approved to market ROC-C cervical cage, ROI-A ALIF cage in China . . . Ranier receives CE mark for Cadisc-C . . . DePuy launches Expedium Neuromuscular System . . . Exactech extends DPA . . . CA sobpoenas MDT over Infuse . . . IART opens China office . . . JNJ names Michel Orsinger worldwide chairman of its Global Orthopedics Group more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Dec-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 1, 2011

IlluminOss raises $4M . . . Nextremity Solutions gets CE mark . . . ArthroSurface announces HemiCAP milestones . . . ARTC to settle class action securities suit . . . Zimmer to establish R&D center in Beijing more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Nov-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 23, 2011

MDT reports F2Q . . . TSON gives reimbursement update . . . Expanding Orthopedics comments on XPED expandable pedicle screw study . . . NREF and OREF to establish Collaborative Spine Research Foundation 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Nov-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 10, 2011

KH, MAKO, TRNX, SNN among this week's earnings announcements . . . DFINE raises $25M . . . KNSY receives SBIR grant . . . Pivot Medical raises $32M . . . K2N debuts new ALEUTIAN devices . . . CellCoTec comments on their "encouraging" cartilage data . . . Seikagaku initiates lumbar herniated disc study in Japan . . . DFINE receives supply contract from Department of Veterans Affairs 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Oct-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 27, 2011

Earnings CONMED reported 3Q:11 sales of $172.8 million, down 2% over the year-ago period and missing estimates by $6.8 million. Arthroscopy scales decreased by 1% to $69.4 million. Growth rates exclude the effects of currency. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Oct-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 20, 2011

KNSY, JNJ, Medicrea, SYK, SYST announce 3Q . . . BMTI receives Australian approval for Augment . . . FDA clears Medtronic's Aquamantys3 System . . . K2M launches RAVINE Lateral Access System . . . Medicrea highlights six products at Eurospine . . . Globus to fund MIS spine outcomes registry . . . Zimmer to distribute Benvenue's Kiva . . . Lanx creates Surgeon Advisory Board more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Oct-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 13, 2011

aap Implantate pre-announces 3Q:11 ... ISTO receives CE mark for InQu ... Biomet celebrates 35th anniversary of the Oxford partial knee ... TiGenix announces Finnish distribution for ChondroCelect 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 29-Sept-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

NUVA to acquire Impulse Monitoring, Inc. ... SI Bone raises $16M ... TSON closes public offering ... DJO to distribute Exos' upper extremity technology ... U.S. Hyalgan rights return to Fidia more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Sept-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

Simpirica Spine raises $22M . . . TSON prices public offering . . . MAKO releases MAKOplasty Total Hip system . . . Jury finds that NUVA infringed three MDT patents; MDT infringed one NUVA patent . . . Shoulder Innovations sues Ascension Orthopedics . . . Five-year ChondroCelect data published in U.S. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Sept-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

IART to acquire Ascension . . . FDA clears Internal Fixation Systems' bone fixation devices . . X-BOLT receives CE mark . . . FDA expands Zimmer's 510(k) for Universal Clamp Spinal Fixation System to include peds indications . . . DePuy launches VIPER 3D MIS Correction Set . . . DJO introduces Empi Active Knee TENS System . . . Baxano begins enrollment on iO-Flex Study . . . JNJ's Mike Mahoney to become President, CEO at Boston Scientific more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Sept-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

MedShape Solutions receives SBIR grant . . . Ascendx Spine receives CE mark . . . Pioneer Surgical receives Canadian clearance for the Sternal Cable System . . . SNN launches new DYONICS PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades . . . SpineSource launches WAVE-O Expandable Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cage . . . Gary Henley appointed Executive Chairman of the Board at TransCorp Spine more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Sept-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

FDA clears SpineWave's StaXx XDL Expandable Device . . . Vexim receives CE mark . . . CONMED launches GENESYS interference screw . . . Osseon launches Osseoflex SN . . . ORTHOCON signs licensing agreement with Bezwada Biomedical . . . David Floyd appointed CEO at OrthoWorx more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Aug-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 25, 2011

Corin, Medtronic announce earnings . . . FDA clears DePuy's TRUMATCH Solutions . . . Ellipse Technologies receives 510(k) clearance . . . FDA expands Zyga's indications for the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System . . . Mesoblast announces first phase II procedure evaluating MPCs for the treatment of low back pain . . . VG Innovations launches modified VerteLoc system . . . Sanuwave and Spinal Restoration receive U.S. patents . . . Zyga Technologies enrolls first EU patients in GLYDER study more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Aug-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 18, 2011

KH, DJO and KNSY announce earnings . . . FDA clears ARTC's SpeedLock Knotless Fixation Device . . . NovaBone launches MacroPor-Si+ . . . Pioneer Surgical announces first U.K. case for the nanOss cervical cage . . . Captiva Spine and Crosstrees Medical receive new U.S. patents . . . Misonix announces new distribution agreement for Australia and New Zealand more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Aug-11 BY SANDER DUNCAN, AUGUST 11, 2011

ETR:AAQ, MAKO, VTX:SYST, TRNX, TSON announce earnings . . . Symmetry to acquire Olsen Medical . . . Integra introducing cervical implant . . . Relievant Medsystems and SI-BONE each pursuing IDE studies . . . Corin extends relationship with LARS 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jul-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 28, 2011

CNMD, IART, NUVA, OFIX, RTIX, WMGI and ZMH report 2Q . . . FDA releases draft guidance on device modifications . . . Osseon launches in India . . . Carbylan Biosurgery announces results from viscosupplement study . . . Lanx comments on data at IMAST more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jul-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 21, 2011

JNJ, SYK announce 2Q . . . Ascension raises $18.6M . . . ATEC receives Japanese regulatory approval for the Illico SE . . . FDA clears Carticept Medical's Navigator Delivery System . . . DJO Global launches Turon Modular Shoulder . . . U.S. News and World Report ranks the top orthopedic hospitals more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Jul-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 14, 2011

Biomet announces F4Q:11 . . . ConforMIS gets $1.4M loan . . . IlluminOss announces first treatment of a fibula fracture . . . SpinalCyte receives patent, publishes research paper . . . Vertos Medical study results . . . Stryker no longer distributing Corin's Cormet system . . . Wright Medical announces distribution agreement with ArthroCare more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Jul-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 7, 2011

Amplitude sold to Apax France . . . ARTC sells vertebroplasty products . . . SpineVision raises $5M . . . Medtronic launches CD HORIZON Fenestrated Screw in Europe . . . RTI Biologics launches BioAdapt DBM Foam . . . DFINE study suggests lower cement leakage rate for Radiofrequency Targeted Vertebral Augmentation . . . MEDICREA to launch pilot study for GRANVIA-C cervical disc more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Jun-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 30, 2011

Stryker completes Orthovita tender offer . . . ConforMIS to raise $68M . . . FDA clears Corin's highly cross-linked polyethylene liners and large diameter CoCr and BIOLOX Delta Ceramic heads . . . Aesculap launches Hydrolift Vertebral Body Replacement System . . . Cayenne Medical debuts the CrossFix II Meniscal Repair System . . . Mesoblast receives FDA clearance to begin phase II DDD study more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Jun-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 22, 2011

SNN acquires Tenet Medical Engineering . . . NUVA prices $350M offering . . . MedShape Solutions announces expanded 510(k) clearance for its ExoShape CL . . . X-spine receives CE market certification for AXLE Interspinous Fusion System . . . lluminOss Medical announces first case with a fractured ulna . . . Tornier launches Aequalis Ascend Convertible Shoulder System . . . Court rules in favor of Smith & Nephew in Arthrex patent case more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Jun-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 16, 2011

Altor to acquire Orchid Orthopedic Solutions . . .Spinal Modulation closes $30M in funding . . . FDA approves DePuy's ceramic-on-metal hip . . . TSON announces 10,000th U.S. AxiaLIF implantation . . . Cayenne Medical partners with allograft supplier Parametrics more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Jun-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 9, 2011

Brainlab to acquire Voyant Health . . . FDA clears ARTC's Spartan 6.5 Needled Anchor . . . Mazor Robotics launches next-gen Renaissance system . . . DFINE comments on VCF study results . . . Senators request investigation of PODs . . . Arteriocyte announces army stem-cell research project more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Jun-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 2, 2011

BioPoly receives CE mark for knee resurfacing system . . . ConforMIS receives CE mark for the iTotal CR . . . FDA clears Nimbic Systems' Air Barrier System . . Exactech launches the Proliant Polyaxial Pedicle Screw system . . . Zimmer showcases new products at EFORT more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-May-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 26, 2011

MDT announces F4Q:11 earnings . . . SYK receives 510(k) clearance for ShapeMatch Cutting Guides . . . Interventional Spine announces first use of the PerX360 System . . . Tornier launches Porous Coated Affiniti Stem for shoulder . . . Smith & Nephew signs distribution agreement with Graftys more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-May-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 19, 2011

China Kanghui announces 1Q:11 earnings . . . Premia Spine acquires Impliant assets . . . Ortho Space raises $3M . . . Medtronic launches Kyphon Xpede Bone Cement . . . dr7 to collaborate with Biomet on rotator cuff repair devices more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-May-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 12, 2011

DJO, Tornier, TSON announce earnings . . . OsteoGeneX receives grant funds . . . BMTI introduces new Augment kit size in Canada . . . Wright Medical commences full commercial launch of the INBONE II Total Ankle . . . Orthovita notes positive vertebroplasty coverage decision . . . RTI Biologics splits Chairman, CEO roles more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-May-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 5, 2011

ATEC, ANIK, ARTC, EXAC, NUVA, OFIX, SNN, WMGI and more report 1Q:11 . . . Bacterin, BioPoly and Nextremity Solutions announce funding rounds . . . TiGenix provides reimbursement updates for Belgium and the Netherlands . . . Zimmer launches UniWallis . . . Management changes at TiGenix more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Apr-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 28, 2011

CNMD, IART, SYST, ZMH and more report earnings . . . FDA clears Biomet's Active Articulation E1 Dual Mobility Hip System . . . ORTHOCON receives EU, Canadian clearance to market HEMASORB . . . SI-BONE receives modification to its labeling . . . DJO Global introduces e-plus total knee replacement insert . . . Wright Medical launches FUSIONFLEX Demineralized Moldable Scaffold . . . Kuros regains certain technology rights from Baxter . . . Genzyme files two new HA infringement suits more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Apr-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 20, 2011

JNJ, SYK report 1Q:11 . . . Benvenue raises $36M . . . FDA clears StelKast's Xp Acetabular Liners . . . Medtronic launches MARROWMAX Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle Kit . . . Genzyme sues Seikagaku for HA patent infringement . . . RTI to supply allograft to Alphatec more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Apr-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 14, 2011

FDA approves Covidien's DuraSeal Exact . . . IART announces new spine clearances . . . Lanx launches facet screw system and ALIF system . . . Tornier introduces BioFiber Surgical Mesh . . . VITA comments on positive Vitagel data . . . Stryker sues Zimmer for allegedly poaching sales force 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Mar-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 31, 2011

Bacterin reports 4Q earnings . . . ReGen unable to file 2011 10-K . . . curasan receives CE mark clearance for Osseolive . . . FDA clears DePuy's A.L.P.S. Total Foot and AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail System . . . Seikagaku withdraws PMA for HA use in shoulder . . . Ascension launches TITAN Modular Shoulder Fracture Prosthesis . . . CareFusion launches smaller-sized vertebral balloon . . . MAKO signs agreement for 11 new MAKOplasty sites in non-urban America . . . Medtronic/NuVasive patent suit to continue . . . Synthes and Materialise announce plans for CMF pre-op planning services more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Mar-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 24, 2011

China Kanghui reports earnings, announces acquisition . . . FlexFix to acquire assets from Novalign . . . Newly-formed Rachiotek to acquire Applied Spine Technologies . . . Core Essence raises $11.5M . . . LDR submits PMA for two-level Mobi-C . . . FDA clears TSON's AxiaLIF 1L+ . . . FDA approves Seikagaku's single-injection HA . . . Pioneer Surgical launches the the Streamline TL Spinal Fixation System . . . Spinal Kinetics announces 10,000th implantation of M6 Disc . . . Medtronic of Canada releases data from study on kyphoplasty in cancer patients . . . Zimmer signs Department of Defense contract more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Mar-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 17, 2011

Biomedical Structures acquires Concordia Medical . . . Neue Magnetodyn IP to go up for auction . . . Wright Medical closes tender offer for convertible senior notes . . . K2M receives CE mark for RAVINE Lateral Access and ALEUTIAN Lateral Interbody Systems . . . Smith & Nephew files suit against former employees . . . OrthAlign comments on new clinical data . . . Misonix, Aesculap sign new distribution agreement . . . Shukla Medical licenses Kytogenics' biopolymer technology . . . Inion resumes operations . . . DePuy Spine appoints worldwide president more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Mar-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 10, 2011

ANIK, BMTI, VITA report 4Q . . . Global Biotech to take minority position in BoneGrafix . . . ConforMIS to raise $1.8M . . . Medtronic launches ATLANTIS VISION ELITE cervical plate system . . . Wright Medical launches PRO-TOE VO . . . OFIX receives subpoena . . . Vertos announces mild clinical data . . . GenOsteo and SpineSmith to collaborate on stem cell scaffold . . . RegeneCure licenses synthetic membrane for use with stem cells . . . Bacterin now trading on NYSE Amex more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Mar-2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 3, 2011

EXAC, MAKO, TRNX report earnings . . . TiGenix and Cellerix to merge . . . Axiomed received $0.5 million to support its artificial cervical disc . . . Life Spine announces CE approval . . . TiGenix receives reimbursement for ChondroCelect in Belgium . . . Medtronic cancels GPO contracts 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Feb-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 17, 2011

ARTC, DJO, GENZ, OFIX and Synthes report earnings . . . Sonoma raises $22 million . . . Anika provides FDA update . . . AAOS product launches . . . Medtronic announces kyphoplasty data more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Feb-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 10, 2011

EXAC, OSSUR, SNN, WMGI announce 4Q . . . Biomet receives FDA clearance for the Signature patient-specific instrumentation system . . . FDA clears Vitoss BA Bimodal Bone Graft Substitute . . . Integra launces Allograft Cancellous Sponge . . . MedShape Solutions introduces the the ExoShape CL for ACL surgeries . . . ISTO Technologies announces new spine patent . . . InteliFUSE seeks dismissal of patent infringement suit with Biomedical Enterprises . . . Federal appeals court rules against Globus in Medtronic patent dispute . . . SEC concludes ARTC investigation . . . curasan, SYK ink distribution deal more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Feb-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 3, 2011

CNMD, KNSY, RTIX report 4Q . . . Spine Wave raises $17.5M . . . Vertiflex raises $14M . . . Tornier goes public . . . BioMimetic Therapeutics gets FDA panel hearing date . . . ConforMIS knee system cleared . . . Healthcare reform found unconstitutional in Florida . . . Wright Medical expands supply agreement for GraftJacket . . . Biomet makes a donation to OREF more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Jan-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 27, 2011

DJO, JNJ, SYK, ZMH report 4Q;10 . . . Arthrex acquires Cardo Medical's total joint assets . . . Flex Biomedical, OrthoSensor raise funding . . . LDR submits PMA for Mobi-C . . . Medtronic launches CD HORIZON SOLERA . . . Kuros releases one-year data from KUR-111 study . . . Gary Fischetti named group chairman for DePuy subsidiaries more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Jan-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 20, 2011

Tornier files for IPO . . . FDA clears Zyga Technology's SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System . . . Ascension Orthopedics expands MOVEMENT Great Toe Implant System . . . DJO announces CEO Les Cross' retirement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Jan-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 13, 2011

MAKO, NUVA, SYK pre-announce . . . Globus acquires Facet Solutions' assets . . . Doctors Research Group raises $7.7M . . . Wright Medical launches DARCO system in Japan . . . Zimmer introduces NexGen LPS-Flex Mobile Bearing Knee with Prolong Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene . . . FDA approves Wright Medical's IDE for the INBONE Total Ankle Replacement with Calcaneal Stem . . . China Kanghui Holdings and Consensus Orthopedics announce manufacturing and marketing agreement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Jan-11 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 6, 2011

Biomet kicks off earnings season . . . DJO acquires Elastic Therapy, Inc . . . MiMedx acquires Surgical Biologics . . . Bonovo raises $10M . . . Graftys raises $5M, initiates clinical study . . . FDA warns Smith & Nephew over German plant . . . MDT launches PEEK PREVAIL in Europe . . . TSON appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Dec-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 23, 2010

Zimmer buys SoPlus surgical tools . . . SBi raises $15M . . . BMTI to receive Canadian patent . . . Korean court upholds Medtronic patent in kyphoplasty dispute . . . Biomet Biologics completes enrollment in Recover Kit PRP study more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Dec-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 16, 2010

Theken Spine wins Ohio grant . . . Ellipse Technologies receives CE mark for the PRECICE limb lengthening device . . . Memometal Technologies launches MemoDerm Acellular Dermal Matrix and Smart Toe II Hammertoe Fixation System . . . Zimmer receives reimbursement premium from Japan for the Trabecular Metal Modular Cup . . . Stryker files patent infringement suit against Zimmer . . . Lanx appoints CEO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Dec-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 9, 2010

SBi sells shoulder assets . . . Ortho Kinematics raises $2M . . . FDA clears VITA's Vitoss Bioactive Foam-2X . . . Life Spine announces first cases with the OCTAVE Posterior Fusion System . . . WMGI initiates limited rollout of the PRO-TOE VO Hammertoe Fixation System . . . BMTI begins enrollment on Augment Rotator Cuff pilot study . . . Audax Medical licenses biomaterial from Brown University . . . NeoStem entity to bring orthopedic stem cell treatments to Shijiazhuang, China . . . EXAC resolves DOJ investigation more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Dec-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 2, 2010

Synovis reports F4Q:10 . . . MiMedx receives $0.2 million in grant funding . . . Ortho Kinematics raises $1.0 million . . . Medtronic's CD HORIZON pedicle screw system cleared for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis . . . Smith & Nephew receives expanded CE mark clearance for DUROLANE . . . DePuy Spine launches the MOUNTAINEER Laminoplasty System . . . Spine publishes SCOLISCORE AIS data . . . Australian large joint registry data shows 98% success rate for ceramicized metal technology more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Nov-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 24, 2010

MDT reports F2Q:11 . . . Bacterin, Sonoma Orthopedics announce financing rounds . . . curasan AG receives Health Canada approval for Cerasorb M ORTHO . . . Medtronic launches SOVEREIGN Spinal System in Europe . . . Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina releases new lumbar spinal fusion guidelines . . . Stryker supports South Carolina medtech development consortium more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Nov-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 18, 2010

MDT closes OSTE acquisition . . . Replication Medical receives grant for GelStix development . . . RepRegen raises $1.6M . . . SI-BONE receives CE mark for iFuse . . . FDA clears Titan Spine's Endoskeleton TO . . . Mazor announces clinical results . . . Amedica/US Spine to distribute BioDlogics stem cell products 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Nov-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 4, 2010

ARTC, DJO, EXAC, MAKO, VITA, OSTE, RITX, SNN, SMA report 3Q . . . Xylos receives grant funding . . . FDA clears ArthroCare's SpeedFix Suture Anchor . . . NeoStem receives Chinese reimbursement for an orthopedic stem cell treatment . . . Salient Surgical announces 500,000th patient treated with Transcollation . . . CA judge throws out CareFusion's anti-trust suit against Medtronic more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Oct-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 28, 2010

IART, NUVA, OFIX, WMGI, ZMH report 3Q . . . Wright Medical acquires EZ Frame external fixator for the foot . . . ArthroCare cleared to market the Spartan PEEK Suture Implant system . . . FDA clears Medtronic's Kyphon Xpander II Inflatable Bone Tamp . . . Wright Medical launches PRO-STIM Injectable Inductive Graft . . . NUVA to appeal NeuroVision brand name verdict more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Oct-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 21, 2010

EXAC, GENZ, JNJ, VITA, SYK, SYST announce 3Q . . . Biostructures receives FDA warning letter . . . curasan receives CE mark for bone graft substitute . . . Salient Surgical announces first human cases with AQUAMANTYS 3 in Europe . . . Mesoblast announces interim clinical results . . . Merlot OrthopediX and ATEC to collaborate on bone anchorage technology . . . Symmetry division to distribute Cannuflow arthroscopy products more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Oct-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 14, 2010

Biomet announces FQ1:11 . . . Core Essence Orthopaedics raises $1.5M . . . Medical Tracking Solutions launches iTraycer . . . 1,000th Zimmer Natural Nail Cephalomedullary Nail implanted . . . Vertiflex enrolls 200 patients in its Superion IDE study . . . Pioneer Surgical to manufacture and distribute SpineSmith's Cequence anterior cervical plate . . . Cardo Medical seeks capital . . . Pioneer Surgical to open manufacturing and distribution facility in Scotland more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Oct-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 7, 2010

Medyssey and RSB Spine announce 3Q:10 revenue growth . . . Wright Medical receives Department of Defense grant to study OSTEOSET T . . . Product launches and clinical updates at NASS . . . NUVA sues Globus for patent infringement . . . Synthes and Norian announce settlement . . . BioMimetic Therepeutics to expand Tennessee facility . . . DiFUSION augments management team more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

InVivo Therapeutics planning a reverse merger . . . MiMedx to raise $5.0 million . . . FDA clears ArthroCare's Parallax device to treat VCFs . . . Osseon Therapeutics announces 1,000-patient milestone . . . AAOS releases clinical guidelines for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty . . . ProChon reports BioCart Autologous Cartilage System outcomes . . . RepRegen releases in vivo StronBone data more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

M&A Amedica acquired US Spine for an undisclosed amount. The target company manufactures a range of fusion products as well as the Facet Fixation System, which features the Facet Gun to lock the facet joint. Amedica says that with the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

NUVA lowers guidance . . . HydroCision acquired by three VC firms; new President and CEO appointed . . . TiGenix closes seed financing round for new pharma spinoff . . . Creaspine, Ranier Technology receive CE mark clearances . . . Medtronic introduces Kyphon Cement Delivery System in Europe . . . SpineAlign Medical introduces European Observational Registry for the VerteLift System . . . Medtronic wins certain rulings in ongoing patent infringement suit brought by Synthes . . . Synthes sues Biomet, former sales rep more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

Amedica raises $30M . . . BioMimetic affirms Augment PMA timeline . . . Aesculap, K2M announce 510(k) clearances . . . BMTI and Eden Spine announce U.S. and EU patents . . . Tornier announces early clinical results more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Sept-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010

Sanofi-aventis makes bid for Genzyme . . . Orthofix obtains new credit facility . . . Mazor Surgical adds 3D imaging to SpineAssist . . . CDRH's 510(k) director to retire . . . Amedica, TiGenix announce new U.S. patents . . . U.S. News and World Report names top orthopedic hospitals more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Aug-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 26, 2010

Corin, Medtronic, TiGenix report . . . DePuy warned over TruMatch Personalized Solutions System and Corail Hip System . . . FDA clears Medyssey's Zenius Thoracolumbar Spinal System . . . Binder Biomedical launches NEWTON Intervertebral Body Spacer System . . . CareFusion launches AVAmax Vertebral Balloon . . . DePuy recalls ASR system . . . Benvenue Medical enrolls first patient in VCF study . . . MAKO Surgical appoints Director more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Aug-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 19, 2010

Medtronic to acquire Osteotech . . . Stryker may buy Boston Scientific's neuromodulation unit . . . SI-Bone raises $11M . . . Aesculap received 510(k) clearance for the A-Fix Spinal System . . . Biomet responds to FDA warning letter . . . Benvenue Medical announces first U.S. use of the Blazer system for treating VCFs . . . Cytori receives patent for stem cell use in musculoskeletal applications . . . NuOrtho Surgical announces pre-clinical results . . . RTI Biologics reports "no change" to Medtronic supply agreement more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Aug-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 12, 2010

Earnings aap Implantate reported 2Q:10 revenues of EUR 7.0 million ($8.5 million), down 13% over the year-ago period; adjusting for the divestiture of their analytics business, sales increased by 23% over 2Q:09. The company is planning to further acceleration of... 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 29-Jul-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 29, 2010

CNMD, IART, NUVA, OFIX, Synthes report 2Q:10 sales . . . Axiomed raises $14.5M . . . China Kanghui Holdings to go public . . . FDA panel votes in favor of Medtronic's Amplify . . . FDA approves Orthovita's new collagen processing facility . . . curasan seeking distribution partners for ATR . . . TranS1 launches next-gen AxiaLIF 2L+ system . . . Ortho Kinematics enrolling study more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Jul-10 BY SANDER DUNCAN, JULY 22, 2010

Earnings Genzyme posted 2Q:10 revenues of $1.1 billion. Revenues dropped 12% over the prior year period and missed analysts’ expectations by $0.1 billion. The company eked out a profit of $23,000, down from $187.6 million over the year-ago period. Excluding... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Jul-10 BY SANDER DUNCAN, JULY 15, 2010

Earnings Medicrea reported record sales figures in the first half of 2010, including realizing sales of 4.5 million Euros in 2Q:10 and a 36% increase over 2Q:09. Medicrea cites its three subsidiaries -- Medicrea USA, Medicrea Europe Francophone, and Medicrea... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Jul-10 BY SANDER DUNCAN, JULY 8, 2010

M&A Private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ("Welsh Carson") has entered into an agreement with K2M to purchase the spinal company's outstanding shares and become its majority shareholder. K2M will continue to be run by existing management, which... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Jul-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 1, 2010

Biomet and RSB Spine announce revenues . . . Bacterin announces reverse merger, private placement . . . FDA begins review of BioMimetic's Augment . . . Cerapedics receives CE mark for iFactor bone graft . . . DFine signs distribution agreements for Italy and Morocco . . . Michael DeMane declines CEO, Chairman role at Lanx more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Jun-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 24, 2010

Baxano closes $30M series C . . . SpineForm, Lanx, OrthoHelix receive $1M Ohio Third Frontier Commission awards . . . Aesculap launches S4 MIS Cannulated Pedicle Screw Spine Fusion System . . . Medtronic launches KYPHON ActivOs 10 Bone Cement with Hydroxyapatite . . . SNN granted injunction against Arthrex . . . Senate passes Medicare pay patch . . . Kensey Nash, Arthrex sign agreement over KNSY's ECM . . . Therapure, ProChon Biotech ink manufacturing deal . . . NuVasive leases NJ office space . . . BioTime creates new stem cell subsidiary more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Jun-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 17, 2010

Orthopaedic Synergy closes acquisition of PRAXIM . . . Trauson reveals IPO details . . . HyperBranch Medical Technology receives CE mark for a spine sealant . . . TriMed and Stryker back in court over wrist fixation device . . . Bacterin signs deal with hospital purchasing group Broadlane . . . Inion files for bankruptcy . . . BONESUPPORT and TSON announce Board appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-June-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 10, 2010

M&A The Quebec Superior Court authorized the sale of BioSyntech's assets to Piramal Healthcare. Piramal will acquire assets and assume certain BioSyntech liabilities for CAN $3.9 million ($3.7 million). The sale should close within 15 business days. Funding According to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jun-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 3, 2010

Mazor announces first German GO-LIF sales . . . OrthoDynamix launches the ArthroSteer Biter . . . Osprey Biomedical introduces the Eagle Cervical Allograft Series . . . DOJ settles with Idaho orthopedists . . . Stryker and Wright Medical settle knee infringement suit . . . Amedica awarded patent . . . AOFAS releases position paper on total ankle replacement . . . Pioneer Surgical announces NuBac data . . . RepRegen reports StronBone data . . . Medtronic to report physician payments greater than $5,000, and Steve La Neve steps down from spine & biologics more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-May-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 27, 2010

Medtronic announces FQ4 . . . Exactech acquires Brighton Partners, supplier of Optetrak knee material . . . VentureMD closes funding round . . . KFx cleared to market AppianFx knee products . . . X-spine receives FDA clearance for Fixcet Spinal Facet Screw System . . . Applied Spine awarded patents . . . DFine, Vertos release clinical data . . . curasan collaborates with Matricel on bone graft substitute . . . SpineGuard appoints Alan Olsen Chairman of the Board more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-May-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 20, 2010

ANIK, SYK resolve FDA warning letters . . . FDA clears Mesoblast Phase II study . . . DePuy Mitek to launch Bristow-Latarjet Instability Shoulder System . . . OrthoX developing new bone cement . . . DOJ recovers $20 million in allegedly fraudulent kyphoplasty billings . . . SpineGuard signs European distributor . . . B1 collaborating with Invibio 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

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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-Apr-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 29, 2010

CNMD, EXAC, OFIX, RTIX, Synthes announce Q1 results . . . Facet Solutions, IMPLANET announce funding rounds . . . Aesculap launches DBM-D . . . Applied Spine Technologies, Facet Solutions release study data . . . Flexuspine cleared to start IDE . . . Federal judge dismisses liability claim against Stryker . . . Cayenne Medical appoints CFO more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Apr-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 22, 2010

GENZ, DePuy, NUVA, VITA, SYK, ZMH report 1Q:10 . . . Internal Fixation Systems, Soft Tissue Regeneration announce funding rounds . . . Smith & Nephew wins 510(k) clearance for additional VERILAST claims . . . First commercial use of Interventional Spine's RENEW interspinous process device . . . NUVA files legal dispute against OFIX over Osteocel IP . . . LDR completes follow-up on two-level Mobi-C study 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Apr-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 7, 2010

Earnings RSB Spine announced that 1Q:10 sales increased 25% over 4Q09. M&A Stryker closed its acquisition of assets related to Synergetics' Sonopet/Omni product line, an ultrasonic aspirator that has applications in neurosurgery. Synergetics will receive $2.5 to $3.0 million in... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Mar-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 25, 2010

Bovie Medical, Custom Spine receive FDA clearances . . . Stryker resolves an FDA warning letter . . . Aesculap launches Spyder MIS retractor system . . . RTI Biologics opens reimbursement hotline . . . NASS surveys spine physicians about Medicare cuts . . . ConMed, Smith & Nephew and Stryker ink deals with Premier Purchasing Partners 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup: AAOS Edition BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 11, 2010

OR_small.jpg The latest news from AAOS! VITA and MAKO report 4Q09 . . . ETEX receives 510(k) . . . DePuy, Integra, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew and more announce product launches . . . SEC Drops Wright Medical Investigation . . . BioMimetic Therapeutics shares study results . . . Long-term use of bisphosphonates may increase fracture risk . . . NeoStem wins research grant more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Mar-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 4, 2010

knee.jpg Corin, Osteotech and Integra report 4Q . . . Baxter to acquire ApaTech for up to $330.0 million . . . Intrinsic Therapeutics closes on $18.0 million of a $20.0 million round . . . FDA schedules Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel meeting for Menaflex . . . Aetna and United Healthcare reverse prior policies and announce that they will cover NuVasive's XLIF . . . Congress delays Medicare pay cut 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Feb-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 18, 2010

Earnings DJO reported 4Q:09 revenues of $257.2 million, up 5% over 4Q:08, with domestic rehab sales up 3% and domestic surgical implant sales up 8%. The company attributed the latter largely to "strong sales of our Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis." Net... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Feb-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 11, 2010

Earnings Nobel Biocare reported 4Q:09 revenues of EUR 156.0 million ($213.6 million), flat over the year-ago period and missing estimates by EUR 5.0 million ($6.9 million.) EPS of EUR 0.21 ($0.29) missed estimates by EUR 0.05 ($0.07). The company called... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jan-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 29, 2010

Earnings Johnson & Johnson reported 4Q:09 revenues of $16.5 billion, representing a 9% increase over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $0.8 billion. DePuy reported $1.5 billion in sales, up 10% over the year-ago period, with hip up 12%,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jan-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 21, 2010

Earnings MEDICREA reported 4Q:09 sales of EUR 3.9 million ($5.6 million) and 2009 sales of EUR 13.1 million ($18.8 million), representing a 45% increase over 2008. The company said their sales development in the U.S. has been "successful" and a... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Jan-10 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 7, 2010

Earnings Biomet reported FQ2:10 (ended November 30, 2009) revenues of $696.0 million, up 5% over the year-ago period. Recon sales increased 6% to $528.4 million, with hip up 4%, knee up 8%, dental down 8% and extremity up 27%. Additionally,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Dec-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 31, 2009

Legislation The Senate voted 60-39 last week to pass the chamber's healthcare reform legislation. Included in the legislation is a change to the timeline of the medical device tax: the tax will be implemented in 2011, later than the original... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Dec-09 BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 23, 2009

M&A Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scient'x Groupe SAS. The transaction is structured as an all stock transaction such that 100% of outstanding... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Dec-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 10, 2009

M&A The Yorkshire Post reported that DePuy Orthopaedics acquired Finsbury Orthopaedics. Finsbury has a range of hip, knee and small joint replacement products, including a hip resurfacing device. No details of the transaction were disclosed. Funding BioMedFlex raised $0.25 million... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Dec-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 3, 2009

M&A Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ascent Healthcare Solutions, a medical device reprocessing company, for $525.0 million in cash. Ascent describes its operations as including the "cleaning, testing/verifying, packaging and sterilizing" or devices, as well as "remanufacturing,"... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Nov-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 25, 2009

Earnings ArthroCare reported 3Q:09 sales of $76.4 million, representing an increase of 8% over 3Q:08. Analysts had forecast total revenues of $84.3 million. Sports medicine contributed $50.6 million in sales, up 11% over the year-ago period, and spine contributed $4.5... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Nov-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 19, 2009

Earnings ArthroCare restated its earnings from 2004 through 2Q:09. The company reported total revenue for 2008 of $314.2 million, up 12% over 2007. Relative to prior-year periods, 1Q:09 revenues increased 2% to $78.8 million; 2Q:09 revenues decreased 6% to $80.8... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Nov-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 12, 2009

Earnings Alphatec Holdings, Inc. announced record consolidated revenue of $32.7 million in 3Q:09, which represents 27% growth over 3Q:08. U.S. revenue increased 21% over the prior-year third quarter and 28% over the first nine months of 2008. International revenue was... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-Oct-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 30, 2009

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 3Q:09 revenues of $10.1 million, representing an 18% increase over the year-ago period and missing estimates by $0.3 million. Joint Health sales, including the Orthovisc and Monovisc products, were up 31% to $6.1 million. Anika noted... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Oct-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 22, 2009

Earnings CONMED reported 3Q:09 sales of $175.5 million, down 2% from the year-ago period and beating estimates by $1.4 million. Arthroscopy sales were up 2% and powered instrument sales were flat. Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.28 beat estimates by $0.12.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Oct-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 15, 2009

Earnings Biomet reported FQ1:10 revenues of $630.0 million, a 7% increase over the year-ago period. Excluding dental, recon sales increased by 9%, with knee up 10%, hip up 6% and extremity up 23%. Dental decreased by 5%. All rates exclude... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Oct-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 8, 2009

Earnings TranS1 pre-announced 3Q:09 revenues, saying sales for the quarter would be in the range of $6.8 to $6.9 million. This represents a 15% increase over year-ago sales, though it is below 3Q:09 guidance of $7.4 to $7.9 million. Analysts... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Oct-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 1, 2009

Earnings MEDICREA reported revenues of EUR 6.1 million ($8.6 million) in 1H:09, representing a 32% increase over 1H:08, which the company attributed to growth in sales from direct subsidiaries, primarily in the United States. Net loss was EUR 1.5 million... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Sept-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

Funding MedShape Solutions closed a $10 million round of equity funding from unnamed private investors. The company will use the funds to develop its portfolio of PEEK-based shape-memory devices. An Indianapolis foundation granted $7.0 million for the creation of OrthoWorx,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Sept-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

M&A Integra LifeSciences acquired the assets of Innovative Spinal Technologies, Inc. (IST) for $9.25 million in cash. Last year the company recorded $2.2 million in revenues, though they ceased operations in January and went into liquidation in May. This transaction... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Sept-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

M&A Kapstone Medical acquired exclusive rights to Spherofix's screw-locking technology, which the company plans to incorporate into a line of spinal implants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Regulatory Covidien received FDA approval to market its DuraSeal spine sealant,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Sept-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

Regulatory Active Implants Corporation received a CE Class III Certificate for its TriboFit Hip System. The system is made from a low-wear polycarbonate-urethane material that the company says shares some of the characteristics of human cartilage. MEDICREA received 510(k) clearance... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup Aug-27-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 27, 2009

Earnings Corin reported 1H:09 sales of GBP 20.1 million ($33.0 million), down 25% over 1H:08 after adjusting for currency and beating estimates by GBP 2.1 million ($3.5 million). Outside the U.S., revenues increased by 10%, which the company attributed to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Aug-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 20, 2009

Earnings aap Implantate reported 1H:09 sales of EUR 14.7 million ($20.7 million), representing a 10% decreased from 1H:08. Adjusting for one-time income, sales were down 3%, and in the second half of 2009, the company "anticipates a recovery in demand... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Aug-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 13, 2009

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported 2Q:09 royalty and sublicense revenue of $0.4 million, missing estimates by $0.1 million. The company reported a net loss of $6.3 million, or $0.32 per share, beating estimates by $0.17. Among the highlights for the quarter... 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 30-Jul-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 30, 2009

Earnings Exactech reported 2Q:09 revenues of $43.3 million, representing a 1% decrease from the year-ago period and beating estimates by $0.3 million. The company reported net income of $2.6 million, or $0.20 per share, representing a 14% decrease from 2Q:08... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Jul-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 23, 2009

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 2Q:09 revenue of $9.5 million, representing a 5% increase over 2Q:08 and missing estimates by $0.4 million. The company attributed revenue growth to both the ORTHOVISC and MONOVISC product lines, which contributed $5.6 million to total... more

Muscloskeletal News Roundup 16-Jul-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 16, 2009

Earnings Biomet reported FQ4:09 sales of $639.3 million, representing a 7% increase over the year-ago period. Among segments, hip increased 9%; knee increased 11%; extremity increased 18%; dental decreased 13%; fixation increased 5%; and spine increase 18%. All growth rates... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Jul-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 2, 2009

Earnings Biomet reported net sales of $639.0 million for FQ4:09, which represents an increase of 1% as reported and 7% when adjusting for currency. Among segments, recon, excluding dental, increased 3% as reported and 11% constant currency. Dental decreased by... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Jun-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 25, 2009

Funding BioMimetic Therapeutics raised approximately $17.0 million in a rights offering that closed on Wednesday. The company offered 2,000,000 shares at $8.50 per share in May. The company plans to use the funds for general corporate purposes, including to product... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jun-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 19, 2009

M&A The bankruptcy trustee for Innovative Spinal Technologies announced plans to pay creditors by selling the company's patent portfolio and other IP. The company's products include the AXIENT motion-preserving pedicle screw system; the PARAMOUNT MIS pedicle screw system; the PARAMOUNT... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Jun-2009 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 4, 2009

Funding Active Implants raised $10.0 million in a Series C preferred stock offering. The company is developing the TriboFit Hip and NUsurface implant systems based on its polycarbonate urethane technology. In conjunction with the financing round, the company appointed Charles... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-May-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 28, 2009

Regulatory Blackstone Medical received an FDA warning letter relating to the ICON Modular Spinal Fixation System, which the company voluntarily recalled in December of 2005. The FDA said Blackstone failed to adhere to its own risk management procedures and failed... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-May-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 21, 2009

Earnings Medtronic reported FQ4:09 revenue of $3.8 billion, representing a 5% increase (constant currency) over FQ4:08 and in line with estimates. Adjusted EPS for the quarter was $0.82, also in line with estimates. Spine and biologics revenue was $881.0 million,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-May-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 14, 2009

Earnings aap Implantate reported 1Q:09 revenues of EUR 8.4 million ($11.1 million), representing a 5% increase over the year-ago period. EBITDA for the quarter declined 47% to EUR 0.05 million ($1.1 million). The company says that for the full-year 2009,... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Apr-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 30, 2009

Earnings aap Implantate reported 2008 revenues of EUR 31.9 million ($45.0 million), a 14% increase over 2007 sales. Sales in the Trauma & Orthopedics division grew by 35%. Biomaterials sales increased by 4%, with the company attributing slower growth to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Apr-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 23, 2009

Earnings CONMED reported 1Q:09 revenues of $164.1 million, representing a 7% decrease over 1Q:08 and missing estimates by $9.5 million. Arthroscopic devices contributed $63.9 million in revenue, down 8% over 1Q:08, with the decline due largely to a 24% decrease... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Apr-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 16, 2009

Earnings JNJ reported 1Q:09 sales of $15.0 billion, missing estimates by $0.4 billion and representing a 7% decline over 1Q:08, which the company attributed mostly to unfavorable exchange rates. Net income was $3.5 billion, or $1.26 per diluted share, beating... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Apr-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 9, 2009

Earnings Biomet reported FQ3:09 revenues of $615 million, a 7% (constant currency) increase over FQ3:08. Among segments, recon reported growth of 7%, with hip up 10%, knee up 9%, fixation up 4% and dental down 10%, which the company attributed... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Apr-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 2, 2009

Earnings Corin reported 2008 revenues of GBP 39.8 million ($57.6 million), an 8% increase over 2007 sales. The company also reported a pretax loss of GBP 3.9 million ($5.6 million), which reflected a GBP 5.2 million ($7.2 million) inventory write-down... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Mar-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 26, 2009

Regulatory Bonesupport received the CE mark for Cerament Bone Void Filler, a ceramic bone substitute primarily used for the treatment of osteoporotic fractures. IlluminOss Medical received the CE mark for its Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System. According to the company, the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Mar-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 19, 2009

Earnings TiGenix announced 2008 financial results this week, reporting a widening net loss as the company prepares to launch ChondroCelect in Europe. The company's net loss was EUR 15.2 million ($21.4 million), an increase of 27% over 2007. As the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Mar-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 12, 2009

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported a net loss in 4Q:08 of $12.2 million, or $0.65 per share, widening from a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.37 per share, in 4Q:07. Analysts had forecast a net loss of $0.53 per share.... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Feb-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 20, 2009

Earnings Exactech reported 4Q:08 revenues of $40.3 million, representing a 22% increase over 4Q:07 and beating estimates by $0.4 million. Net income was $3.1 million, or $0.24 per share, representing a 15% increase over 4Q:07 and beating estimates by $0.04.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Feb-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 12, 2009

Earnings Nobel Biocare reported 4Q:08 revenue of EUR 162.6 ($229.2 million), down 13% from 4Q:07. 4Q net profit of EUR 24.9 million ($32.3 million) was down 45% from the year-ago period and missed estimates of EUR 29.0 million ($40.9) million.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Feb-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 5, 2009

Earnings CONMED Corp. reported 4Q:08 revenues of $179.2 million, down 5% versus 4Q:07 and beating estimates by $2.26 million. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.34, down 23% from 4Q:07 and beating estimates by $0.05. The company reported 4Q:08 arthroscopy... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-Jan-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 29, 2009

Earnings Kensey Nash reported FQ2:09 revenues of $20.8 million, up 6% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $0.4 million. Net income for the quarter was $5.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, beating estimates by $0.04 and representing... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Jan-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 22, 2009

Earnings aap Implantate pre-announced 4Q:08 and full-year 2008 revenues of EUR 7.1 million ($10.0 million) and EUR 31.2 million ($44.0 million), respectively. 4Q:08 revenues declined 24% from the year-ago period, which the company attributed to "more orders from global partners"... 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 8-Jan-09 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 8, 2009

Earnings CONMED Corp. lowered 4Q:08 revenue projections to $176-$178 million, 9% lower than forecast and approximately 7% lower than 4Q:07. Reduced revenues were attributed to unfavorable foreign currency exchange fluctuations and lower than anticipated sales of capital equipment to hospitals.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Dec-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 23, 2008

M&A Medtronic completed its minority investment in Shandong Weigao Group. As a result of the investment, Medtronic now holds a 15 percent equity stake in Weigao. Medtronic purchased its 15 percent equity interest in Weigao for approximately HK$1.7 billion (or... 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

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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Dec-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 4, 2008

Earnings Stryker announced a 2008 dividend of $0.40 per share, an increase of 21% over the 2007 dividend, which is payable January 30, 2009. President and CEO Stephen MacMillan said the increased dividend reflects the company's continued growth and strong... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Nov-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 26, 2008

M&A Trading was suspended for Portland Orthopaedics on news that the company may be selling its assets. Intellectual Property BioMimetic Therapeutics has received patent No. 11/159,533 covering its PDGF technology, including Augment Bone Graft and Augment Injectable Bone Graft. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Nov-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 20, 2008

Earnings Medtronic reported FQ2:09 revenues of $3.57 billion, up 14% (8% constant currency) over the year-ago period and missing estimates by $0.12 billion. Non-GAAP net earnings and diluted earnings per share were $758.0 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, missing... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Nov-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 13, 2008

Earnings aap Implantate AG reported sales for the first nine months of 2008 of EUR 24.2 million ($35.0 million), up 30% from the same period last year. The company attributed the sales growth to the Traumatology & Orthopaedics division, where... 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

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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Oct-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 22, 2008

Earnings CONMED reported 3Q:08 revenues of $179.4 million, up 9% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $2.95 million. Arthroscopy was up 18% (17% constant currency), contributing $69.5 million to total sales. On a non-GAAP basis, diluted earnings per... 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

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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Oct-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 2, 2008

M&A Arthro Kinetics announced that they are pursuing a potential asset sale. The company said this week that their current $5.0 million cash balance was not sufficient to sustain operations. Tecomet has been acquired from Cardinal Health by Charlesbank Capital... 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 18-Sept-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

M&A BoneSupport acquired Ultrazonix, the developer of an ultrasound-based treatment for alleviating pain associated with herniated discs. The product is FDA-cleared and CE-marked. Financial terms were not disclosed. Funding Formae received an investment of $0.5 million from BioAdvance, the Biotechnology... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Sept-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

M&A Wright Medical Group, Inc. acquired the RAYHACK System for wrist reconstruction, which consists of "procedure-specific bone-cutting guides and fixation plates that allow precise shortening and repositioning of the radius and ulna." The system will be available in the U.S.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Sept-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 4, 2008

Earnings Inion reported 2Q:08 sales of EUR 1.8 million ($2.8 million), up 34% over 2Q:07. 1H:08 sales were EUR 2.59 ($4.1 million), a 12% increase over 1H:07. Operating loss for 1H:08 was EUR 4.85 million ($7.6 million), a 20% decrease... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Aug-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 28, 2008

Earnings AOI Medical Inc. reported a 1H:08 loss of $3.5 million, widening from a loss of $1.8 million in 1H:07. The company added in the press release that they're conducting a new clinical study for their Ascendex tools for the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Aug-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 21, 2008

Earnings Kensey Nash reported FQ4:08 revenues of $22.0, representing a 29% increase over FQ4:07 and beating estimates by $1.0 million. Biomaterials were up 37% to $13.3 million, which was attributed to strong growth in the orthopedic and cardiovascular product lines.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Aug-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 14, 2008

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported a 2Q:08 net loss of $9.2 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, widening from a net loss of $6.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, in 2Q:07. Clinical highlights for the quarter include the announcement of... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-July-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 31, 2008

Earnings Cryolife reported 2Q:08 revenues of $27.2 million, up 18% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $1.4 million. Orthopedic tissue processing revenues declined 76% to $0.3 million, as the company has discontinued that segment of the business. Net... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-July-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 24, 2008

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 2Q:08 revenue of $8.38 million, representing a 32% increase over 2Q:07 but missing estimates by $0.4 million. The company attributed sales growth to the strength of the Orthovisc line. Net income for 2Q:08 was $0.81 million,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-July-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 17, 2008

Earnings Biomet reported FQ4:08 revenues of $635.6 million, an increase of 16% (10% constant currency) over the year-ago period. Sales increased 10% in the U.S and 24% (11% constant currency) OUS. Recon sales increased 17% worldwide (12% constant currency) to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-July-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 10, 2008

IP Michigan-based Smart Disc, Inc. received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. patent application number 10/838,515, covering the company's artificial disc technology. The device can be implanted using a posterior approach and is... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-July-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 3, 2008

Regulatory Interventional Spine announced that the FDA has conditionally approved its IDE application for the PercuDyn System, pending the company providing some additional information to the FDA. CEO Walter Cuevas commented that the company will now begin collecting data to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Jun-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 27, 2008

Earnings Symmetry Medical reported 1Q:08 revenue of $101.9 million, up 57% from the year-ago period. Revenue was positively affected by the recent acquisitions of TNCO, Inc., Specialty Surgical Instrumentation Inc. and DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.'s Massachusetts manufacturing facility. Net income for... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-June-08 BY ARMELLE WIART, JUNE 12, 2008

M&A Wright Medical Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the foot and ankle product line of A.M. Surgical, Inc. The systems purchased address the decompression and soft tissue release procedures most commonly performed by foot and ankle surgeons. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-June-08 BY ARMELLE WIART, JUNE 6, 2008

Earnings Integra LifeSciences reported its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2008. Total revenues were approximately $156.0 million, reflecting an increase of $33.0 million, or 27%, over the first quarter of 2007. Adjusted net income for the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-May-08 BY ARMELLE WIART, MAY 29, 2008

M&A Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced that it completed its acquisition of LifeCell Corporation. At the time of the expiration of the tender offer, 31.1 million shares of LifeCell common stock had been tendered representing approximately 90.75% of the outstanding shares... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-May-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 22, 2008

Earnings Medtronic reported FQ4:08 revenue of $3.86 billion, representing an 18% increase over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $0.14 billion. Currency translation had a positive impact of $160.0 million. Adjusted net earnings for the quarter were $884.0 million,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-May-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 15, 2008

Earnings aap Implantate AG announced 1Q:08 revenues of EUR 8.0 million ($12.64 million), up 36% over the year-ago period. The company attributed the growth to a 146% increase in sales in its Trauma & Orthopaedics division, which contributed EUR 3.7... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-May-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 1, 2008

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 1Q:08 total revenues of $8.55 million, an increase of 46% over the year-ago period, which the company attributed to strong domestic and international sales of ORTHOVISC. Revenues beat analysts' expectations by $0.2 million. Net income for... 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 17-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 17, 2008

Earnings Biomet reported FQ3:08 net sales of $603.1 million, a 14% increase over the year-ago period. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 10%. U.S. revenue was $351.6 million. Adjusted net income for the third quarter was $25.2... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 10, 2008

M&A Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced plans to acquire LifeCell for $1.7 billion, or $51.00 per share, which represents an 18% premium over LifeCell's closing price on Friday and a 26% premium over the 90-day volume weighted average trading price. KCI... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Mar-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 27, 2008

Earnings DJO Inc., formerly ReAble Therapeutics, reported 4Q:07 net sales of $170.7 million, a 97% increase over 4Q:06; the growth rate was due primarily to acquisitions, including ReAble's merger with DJO. The company reported an actual net loss of $57.3... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Mar-2008 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 13, 2008

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported 4Q:07 revenues of $4.5 million, up from $1.9 million in 4Q:06 but missing analysts' estimates by $1.1 million. Revenues included $3.6 million of product sales of GEM 21S to Luitpold, $0.7 million of royalty income and... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Mar-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 6, 2008

Earnings Anika Therapeutics reported 4Q:07 product revenue of $7.9 million, in line with estimates and up from $5.08 million for the same period last year. The revenue growth was attributed to domestic and international sales of the ORTHOVISC product line,... 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 21-Feb-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 21, 2008

Earnings ArthroCare reported 4Q:07 revenues of $87.5 million, beating estimates by $1.7 million, representing a 25% increase over the year-ago period. Net income was $14.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, missing estimates by a penny and representing a 78%... 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

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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Jan-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 31, 2008

Earnings Kensey Nash reported FQ2:08 total revenues of $19.6 million, missing estimates by $0.05 million and up 14% over the year-ago period. Net sales of biomaterials products increased 15% to $11.5 million, which the company attributed to orthopedic sales. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-January-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 24, 2008

Earnings JNJ reported 4Q:07 revenues of $15.96 billion, up 17% over the year-ago period and beating consensus estimates of $15.4 billion. Net income was $2.37 billion, or $0.82 per share, missing estimates by $0.04. Depuy reported 4Q:07 sales of $1.21... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Jan-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 10, 2008

M&A ArthroCare Corp. acquired DiscoCare, Inc., whom the company describes as "a third-party billing and reimbursement service provider," for $25 million in cash plus potential future milestone payments. The company says, "This acquisition will allow ArthroCare to significantly expand its... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jan-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 3, 2008

M&A Curis, Inc. entered into an agreement to sell and assign its remaining BMP-7 technologies to Stryker Corporation. Curis will receive an initial payment of $1.0 million as well as additional cash payments based on specified clinical, regulatory and sales... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Dec-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 27, 2007

M&A Sandvik AB said its Sandvik Materials Technology division has acquired Medtronic's specialty instrument manufacturing plant in Memphis. Medtronic plans to move the plant's purchasing, receiving and quality functions to the company's development and logistics center nearby. The transaction is... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Dec-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 20, 2007

M&A BioMimetic announced the impending sale of its dental business and GEM 21S product to Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. Luitpold, who has been distributing the product since 2003, will pay BioMimetic $40.0 million in addition to ongoing royalty and milestone payments. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Dec-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, DECEMBER 13, 2007

Earnings Tutogen reported FY07 revenues of $53.8 million, an increase of 42% over FY06. The Company reported net income of $6.8 million, or $0.36 per fully diluted share in fiscal year 2007 compared to a net loss of $0.6 million,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Dec-07 BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, DECEMBER 7, 2007

As originally announced back in June, this week the Supreme Court heard a Medtronic case involving a failed balloon catheter. The decision of the case could have broader implications for the FDA's authority and product liability. According to the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 29, 2007

Regulatory Amedica received FDA clearance for their Valeo™ Pedicle Screw system, a low profile and modular pedicle screw system intended for non-cervical pedicle fixation from the T1 through L5. Corin announced FDA clearance for additional sizes of its Cormet hip... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Earnings Artimplant announced 3Q:07 revenue of SEK 2.6 million, up from SEK 0.9 million in the year-ago period. 3Q:07 net loss was SEK 3.6 million, down from SEK 10.4 in 3Q:06. Earnings per share, including a non-recurring item, amounted to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 8, 2007

Earnings Anika reported 3Q:07 product revenues of $7.28 million, up from $5.49 million in 3Q:06. The company attributed the sales growth to strong domestic and international sales of ORTHOVISC®. Net income for 3Q:07 was $1.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Nov-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, NOVEMBER 1, 2007

Earnings DJO reported 3Q:07 net revenues of $119.8 million, up 5.8% over 3Q:06. Excluding a 2006 revenue benefit from shipping terms and clearing of product backorders associated with Aircast, 3Q:07 revenue was up 7.6% to $121.8 million, in line with... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Oct-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 18, 2007

Earnings Biomet reported FQ1:08 sales of $552.3 million, up 9% over the comparable quarter. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of $42.9 million, down from an income of $104.4 million for FQ1:07. The company attributed the loss... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Oct-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 11, 2007

M&A With certain conditions, the FTC will allow Kyphon to proceed with its planned acquisition of Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies and Discotech Orthopedic Technologies Inc. Kyphon was directed to sell Disc-O-Tech's Confidence product lines to address antitrust concerns. When Kyphon announced... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Oct-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 4, 2007

M&A Orthofix acquired the rights to all of the intellectual property related to the InSWing™ interspinous process spacer. InSWing is designed to relieve pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis and can be used in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Orthofix... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Sept-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007

Legal Federal prosecutors announced on Thursday the terms of a settlement with Zimmer, Depuy, Biomet, Smith & Nephew and Stryker following an investigation into physician compensation practices. Zimmer, Depuy, Biomet and Smith & Nephew entered into deferred prosecution agreements and... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Sept-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007

M&A Medtronic and Kyphon announced that the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division granted early termination of the waiting period for the companies' merger. Additional antitrust authorities must still approve the transaction, which is expected to close... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Sept-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007

Regulatory Inion Oy received FDA approval for its implant material BioRestore in dental and cranio-maxillofacial applications. The product is designed to fill bony voids or gaps in the skeleton. BioRestore is currently being reviewed by the FDA for use in... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Aug-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 30, 2007

Earnings Globus Medical announced 2Q:07 revenues of $30.2 million, an increase of 52% over the comparable quarter. The company attributes the revenue growth to the expansion of its sales and distribution footprint, product introductions in its fusion, MIS and biomaterials... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-Aug-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 23, 2007

Earnings aap Implantate announced 38% growth in revenues following its consolidation with Fame Medical Group. Revenues in 1H:07 totaled EUR 12.7 million. Highlights from 2Q:07 include a reported double-digit increase in international sales in the Trauma & Joint Reconstruction segment... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Aug-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 16, 2007

Earnings BioMimetic Therapeutics reported a 2Q:07 net loss of $6.4 million, or $(0.35) per share, beating estimates of $(0.39) per share and improving from a net loss of $3.9 million, or $(0.42) per share, in 2Q:06. 2Q:07 Revenues were $0.5... 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 2-August-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 2, 2007

Earnings Large Joint: Exactech announced 2Q:07 revenue of $31.6 million, beating estimates of $29.9 million and up 19% from the comparable quarter. CEO Bill Petty attributed the growth to "acceptance of our new products and continuing success of our products... 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

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-July-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 19, 2007

M&A DJO announced on Monday plans for merger with ReAble (formerly Encore Medical). ReAble will acquire all outstanding shares of DJO stock, a transaction valued at approximately $1.6 billion and including the assumption of debt. The transaction will be funded... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-July-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 12, 2007

M&A Biomet Inc. shareholders accepted an $11.4 billion buyout offer from a private equity consortium attempting to acquire the medical device maker. The consortium, LVB Acquisition LLC, announced Thursday that nearly 83 percent of Biomet's shares were tendered. The company... more


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