Lauren Uzdienski

Research Associate

Ms. Uzdienski's primary responsibilities are to generate content for the HealthpointCapital blog and report pipeline, edit and market research products, manage content for HealthpointCapital's industry database and oversee the company's presence at conferences and industry events. In 2006, she joined HealthpointCapital from the publishing industry.

B.A., New York University


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Recent Articles by Lauren Uzdienski

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Sept-13 SEP 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

Stryker to Acquire MAKO Surgical for $1.65B SEP 25, 2013

Stryker announced plans this morning to acquire orthopedic robotics company MAKO Surgical Corp. for $30.00 per share in cash, valuing the transaction at approximately $1.65 billion overall. The purchase price represents an 86% premium to yesterday's close and approximately 13.0x estimated 2013 revenues of $126.5 million. more

FDA Issues Final Rule on Unique Device Identifiers SEP 23, 2013

The FDA issued a final rule on unique device identifiers (UDIs) last Friday, formalizing a long-awaited plan to apply unique labels to medical devices. The system is designed to provide more robust post-market surveillance, allowing the FDA to "identify product problems more quickly, better target recalls and improve patient safety." more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-May-2013 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

Medtronic Reports Stabilizing Spine Division MAY 23, 2013

Medtronic reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, with revenues of $4.5 billion and adjusted EPS of $1.03 beating analysts' expectations by $0.1 billion and $0.07, respectively. Spine sales were flat overall at $811 million, with CEO Omar Ishrak noting on the call that segments of Core Spine were "not only stabilizing but actually growing." more