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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

May 2005

An Interview with Dr. Charles Rosen on Artificial Disc Clinical Trials BY JOHN MCCORMICK, MAY 23, 2005

In our efforts to poll surgeons on the subject of artificial lumbar discs, we have been tracking down advocates as well as dissenters in order to get a balanced view. Last month at AANS we interviewed Dr. Fred Geisler who... more

When & Who will Transition Orthopedics to Regenerative Medicine? BY JOHN CHOPACK, MAY 23, 2005

Talk to anyone in orthopedics and all admit that a transition from replacing worn out joints and soft tissue to regenerating these parts is anticipated. But the $20 billion (size of the orthopedic market) questions are when and, more importantly,... more

Orthopedic Value Proposition | EDITORIAL | BY JOHN MCCORMICK, MAY 16, 2005

There are numerous pathways to creating value in orthopedics. There are typically three classifications of companies within the orthopedic community: 1) technology companies 2) original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and 3) distribution companies. Technology Companies. A technology company is typically an... more

Allograft: Whacked Again BY JOHN MCCORMICK, MAY 16, 2005

The allograft industry is a curious phenomenon. Companies in this segment of the orthopedic industry are stand alone processors of human cadaveric musculoskeletal tissue for surgical implantation. Companies are stand alone because it seems that the metal benders in Warsaw,... more

Non-Fusion and the City: Last Week's Spine Conferences BY JOHN MCCORMICK, MAY 9, 2005

Last week orthopods and neurosurgeons converged on the Big Apple for two major conferences dedicated to spinal non-fusion technologies: the Swiss Spine Institute's Non-Fusion Course and the Spine Arthroplasty Society's Fifth Annual Meeting.   Swiss Spine Institute Non-Fusion Course The... more

1Q:05 Large Joint Review: Knees Remain Strong while Hips Weaken BY JOHN CHOPACK, MAY 9, 2005

With most of the major large joint market share leaders reporting their 1Q:05 financials, we examine the strength of the market. At first glance revenue growth of hip products seems to be slowing while knee growth accelerates. Hips We estimate... more

Kean and Bizot Join HealthpointCapital Board BY EDITOR, MAY 4, 2005

We sent the following press release out today: Thomas H. Kean and Jacques Bizot elected to Board of Directors HealthpointCapital, LLC NEW YORK, New York, May 4, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthpointCapital, LLC today announced the election of former New Jersey... more

LifeCell (LIFC:Nasdaq) Beats Street Estimates by $0.03 and Revises Outlook for FY2005 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MAY 2, 2005

LIFC reported strong product revenue growth in 1Q:05 as sales increased by 48%.' Product sales totaled $19.7 million compared to $13.3 million in 1Q:04. Sales were driven by higher demand for the AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix used in complex hernia... more

Zimmer (ZMH:NYSE) Crushes the Street - Again. BY JOHN CHOPACK, MAY 2, 2005

During the 4Q:04 Zimmer beat analyst expectations by $0.07 in earnings-per-share and $18 million in revenues. For their encore, Zimmer reported 1Q:05 adjusted earnings-per-share (diluted) of $0.75 and revenues of $829 million which was exceeded analysts' forecasts by $0.08 and... more

CMS Holding Pattern a Blow to J&J BY JOHN MCCORMICK, MAY 2, 2005

Last week, the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a "hold" decision on whether or not to issue 2006 add-on payments for procedures using J&J's Charité artificial lumbar disc.' This flies in the face of apparently... more

Wright Medical (WMGI:NASDAQ) Reports 1Q:05 BY JOHN CHOPACK, MAY 2, 2005

Wright reported 1Q:05 revenues of $82.6 million which was a 10% increase over the 1Q:04. Excluding the effect of currency, WMGI revenues increased 9%. The 10% growth in revenues was almost 3% slower than the revenue growth reported during the... more

SpinalMotion Receives $20 million in Funding BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MAY 2, 2005

In the past few years, we have seen many new spine companies emerge with innovative technologies in the disc arthroplasty market. We did a quick search in our own HealthpointCapital proprietary orthopedic database and found that there are approximately 35... more

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