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Nobel Biocare

Dental News Roundup June 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 2, 2012

Keystone Dental and Southern Implants merge ... Straumann completes acquisition of 49% of Neodent ... Sirona expands distribution agreement with Patterson ... Early-stage implant company Nasseo wins UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge ... Nobel announces management changes more

Dental News Roundup April 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 1, 2012

Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann announce 1Q:12 earnings ... OrthoAccel announces investment ... Sialo Technology receives CE mark ... Dentsply launches new ATLANTIS abutment for the ANKYLOS System more

Dental News Roundup March 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 2, 2012

Periodontal treatment lowers medical costs for diabetics ... Millennium Dental, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry renew partnership with the Seattle Study Cub ... Nobel Biocare to host scientific symposia for anniversary of osseointegration more

Dental Roundup February 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 13, 2012

Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann announce earnings ... Align launches Invisalign Outcome Simulator ... Glidewell announces Inclusive portfolio launches ... Zimmer Dental launches Trabecular Metal Dental Implant ... Swedish study shows 92% dental implant survival rate at 18 years ... Nobel Biocare announces that Michel Orsinger will not assume role of Chairman more

Dental News Roundup September 2011 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Nobel Biocare launches bond issue ... Straumann may purchase own shares ... Astra Tech launches Atlantis 3D Editor ... Biomet 3i rebrands digital products under BellaTek name, launches OsseoGuard Flex membrane and new app for clinicians and patients ... Align to close NJ facility ... Straumann names Regional Head North America more

Synthes' Michel Orsinger Set to Be Named Chairman at Nobel Biocare BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 5, 2011

Nobel Biocare announced plans to appoint Michel Orsinger, President and CEO of Synthes, as Chairman of the Board. This announcement comes in advance of the March 2012 annual general meeting, when the Board is expected to formally elect Orsinger to the post. The press release notes that, "Due to his commitments at Synthes, Michel Orsinger will only become available as of early 2012." more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobel Biocare Appoints New CEO BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 16, 2011

The struggling Nobel Biocare announced that Richard Laube will take the helm at the company, effective May 1. Mr. Laube will join Nobel from Nestle SA, where he was CEO of the Nutrition division. more

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

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

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

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

Dental News Roundup August 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, AUGUST 31, 2010

Nobel, Sirona, Straumann report earnings . . . Aspen Dental and Kool Smiles up for sale . . . Sirona celebrates 25th anniversary of CEREC with new product launches . . . Study finds that healthy weight and physical activity correlate to lower rates of severe periodontitis . . . ADA addresses IOM on national oral health policy . . . Straumann marks ten years at Villeret in Switzerland . . . Biolase appoints interim CEO more

Dental News Roundup May 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 28, 2010

NADX's go-shop period ends . . . Smile Brands cancels its IPO . . . Sirona launches new products . . . Straumann receives award for Roxolid . . . Regenerating teeth from stem cells more

Dental News Roundup April 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 30, 2010

biohorizons_product.jpgAlign, Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann report 1Q:10 . . .GeoDigm to acquire National Dentex . . . MicroDental to manufacture PPM (Pure Power Mouthguard) . . . RIEMSER, Inc. launches AlloSorb allograft . . . Three-year data on BioHorizons dental implants . . . Nobel Biocare introduces new website for dental professionals . . . Zimmer opens new Zimmer Institute in Parsippany, New Jersey more

Dental News Roundup March 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 31, 2010

technician2_small.jpg FDA accepts PMA application from Ondine Biopharma Corporation, developers of the Periowave Photodisinfection System . . . Astra Tech launches OsseoSpeed TX implant line . . . Sirona introduces new 3D software for CEREC . . .Nobel Biocare provides clinical data on NobelActive, All-on-4 Solution and TiUnite . . . DTI, Nobel and Straumann strength management teams more

Dental News Roundup February 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 26, 2010

biohorizons_product.jpgDentsply reported 4Q:09 sales of $568.7 million, up 12% over the year-ago period and beating estimates by $12.0 million. Chairman and CEO Bret Wise commented, "We are pleased to report stronger sales and earnings for the fourth quarter, as we are beginning to see the initial signs of recovery in select markets and regions." more

Nobel Biocare Announces Partnership with Noritake BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 25, 2010

On Tuesday Nobel Biocare announced that it would expand its Preferred Partner Program to include Noritake Dental Supply. The company says the partnership "enables Nobel Biocare to offer superior end-to-end prosthetic solutions." Based in Nagoya, Japan, Noritake Dental specializes in... 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

Dental News Roundup January 2010 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 28, 2010

We're listening. In response to your feedback on our 2009 readership survey, we're broadening the dental coverage on our blog. You can help by letting us know what you think or directing your press releases and scientific articles to Lauren... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

Nobel CEO Heliane Canepa Steps Down BY DAVID KRESSEL, JULY 31, 2007

Nobel Biocare announced that CEO Heliane Canepa would leave the company, effective September 1. Her replacement will be Domenico Scala, CFO of Syngenta and a Director of Nobel. According to the company, this change is the result of a year-long... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 28-June-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 28, 2007

Regulatory Life Spine announced 510(k) clearance for its static anterior cervical plating system Neo®-SL. The system features an integrated lock that allows bone screws to be securely fixated without any additional locking components. The FDA approved new labeling for Genzyme's... more

Swedish Medical Products Agency asks Nobel to Change its Labeling Again BY JOHN CHOPACK, JUNE 27, 2007

On June 25, 2007 the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) published its review of Nobel Biocare's plan to improve information regarding its NobelDirect and NobelPerfect dental implants. The agency stated that the Company needs to provide more information than what... more

Nobel Throws an Implant Party BY DAVID KRESSEL, JUNE 25, 2007

Nobel Biocare held its biannual World Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. Typically, implant-focused organizations like the American Academy of Implant Dentistry typically have less than 5,000 attendees at their meetings, but Nobel hosted 10,000 in the largest implant-focused... more

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

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


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