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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

May 2003

Industry Chatter About Zimmer / Supartz, the SNN Ace we forgot last week BY EDITOR, MAY 27, 2003

We collected a variety of comments this past week about Zimmer's counter bid for Centerpulse. Some came over the email transom, others from phone interviews. The sources included CEOs, surgeons, hospital administrators, VPs of marketing, Zimmer distributors, Centerpulse distributors and... more

We have launched coverage of Osteotech and Orthologic and we briefly examine why Medicare Reimbursement is such a minor influence on orthopedic pricing. BY EDITOR, MAY 19, 2003

Osteotech is in the midst of a significant turn-around year with sales expected to reach or exceed $96 million and for cash flow (defined as EBITDA) to clear $23 million. This stands in contrast to last year's $83 million in... more

$325 million for disc arthroplasty, again. BY EDITOR, MAY 12, 2003

This week the DePuy division of Johnson and Johnson reached an agreement to purchase the Link Spine Group of Bramford, CT, a unit of the Waldemar LINK GmbH company, Hamburg, Germany for $325 million plus future payments. Link Spine Group's... more

Genzyme proves the old adage, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished BY EDITOR, MAY 12, 2003

Everywhere we look we see victims. Shareholders want management's head on a platter. Management sincerely tried to do the right thing and - in terms of its effect on future operations - we think made the right decision. But, talk... more

HealthpointCapital Initiates Research Coverage of Exactech, Inc. and Regeneration Technologies BY EDITOR, MAY 5, 2003

Last week we published our sales and earnings forecast as well as an analysis of future prospects for two companies, Exactech and Regeneration Technologies. We've posted the summary of our analysis for each company on First Call (the Thompson Financial... more


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