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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

January 2005

Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) Reports 4Q:04 and 2004 Financials BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 31, 2005

Stryker reported 4Q:04 revenues of $1.156 billion which was an increase of 15% on a reported basis over the 3Q:04. This was slightly below analyst expectations of $1.158 billion in revenues. Earnings for the 4Q:04 totaled $0.40 per diluted share... more

OrthoLogic Reports 2004 Results: Fired Up On All Burners BY JOHN MCCORMICK, JANUARY 31, 2005

On Thursday of last week, OrthoLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: OLGC) announced its Q4:04 results. The Company, which has effectively been a drug development company since the sale of its bone growth stim business, reported a net loss of $4.9 million or... more

ArthroCare (NASDAQ:ARTC) Announces 29% Increase in Revenue for 2004 and Provides Guidance for 2005 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JANUARY 31, 2005

Last week, ArthroCare (NASDAQ:ARTC) announced 4Q:04 product revenues will reach $40.8 million, a 30% increase from last year's fourth quarter. The company expects total product revenues for the fiscal year 2004 to total approximately $147.8 million, up 29% from the... more

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Reports 4Q:04 Results: We Examine DePuy's Charite BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 31, 2005

JNJ reported revenues of $12.8 billion for the 4Q:04 which was a 13% increase over the 4Q:03. DePuy, JNJ's orthopedic division, reported revenues of $952 million for the 4Q:04. This was a 19% increase as reported and a 15% increase... more

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Takes Hold in Orthopedics | EDITORIAL | BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 24, 2005

Direct-to-consumer advertising has become the most powerful means of marketing pharmaceuticals over the last decade. For years we have seen these strange advertisements which typically only mention the name of a drug and the manufacturer, but withhold any information regarding... more

LifeCell (LIFC:NASDAQ) Reports Preliminary 4Q:04 Financials and Provides 2005 Outlook BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 24, 2005

LIFC reported that it anticipated 4Q:04 product revenues to total $16.0 million which is a 49% increase over the 4Q:03. The company is anticipating 2004 product revenues to total $59 million compared to the $39 million reported during 2003 (52%... more

Symmetry Expands Facilities BY JOHN MCCORMICK, JANUARY 24, 2005

Warsaw, Indiana is forging ahead. Orthopedic industry supplier Symmetry Medical (NYSE:SMA) announced this morning that it has completed an $8.5 million facilities expansion. The projects undertaken included augmenting two existing facilities and developing two new facilities as follows (according to... more

Osteotech (OSTE: NASDAQ) Takes Charge and Shares Drop 33% Last Week BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 10, 2005

OSTE announced on Thursday that it was taking a $5.8 million pre-tax charge to write down assets during the 4Q:04. The Company now expects a loss of $0.28 to $0.31 for the fiscal year 2004 compared to the previous forecast... more

Smith & Nephew (SNN:NYSE) Receives FDA Approval For Ceramic-Ceramic Hip and Introduces Imageless Computer-Assisted Surgical Navigation System. BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 10, 2005

SNN became the fourth orthopedic manufacturer to gain FDA approval of a ceramic-on-ceramic hip behind Stryker Corp., Wright Medical and Encore Medical. Ceramic-on-ceramic hips offer superior wear characteristics compared to traditional polyethylene and metal-on-metal hips providing the potential to last... more

Orthofix gets Long-Awaited PMA BY JOHN MCCORMICK, JANUARY 10, 2005

In late December, Orthofix (Nasdaq: OFIX) announced a significant milestone: it received an FDA approval to market its Cervical-Stim' bone growth stimulator as an FDA Class III device. That makes Orthofix the first and only company to provide an FDA-approved... more

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Orthopedic News Index by Topic BY EDITOR, JANUARY 1, 2005

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Product Type News Index BY EDITOR, JANUARY 1, 2005

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Company News Index BY EDITOR, JANUARY 1, 2005

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