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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

January 2007

AAOS 2007 Analyst Meetings BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 31, 2007

With AAOS 2007 nearly upon us, we've summarized the analyst meetings calendar below: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Smith & Nephew Analyst and Investor Breakfast 8:00 a.m., San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina Zimmer Analyst Meeting 5:00 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt... more

Zimmer Beats Estimates in Stellar 4Q:06 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 31, 2007

Zimmer reported 4Q:06 earnings of $1.02 per share on revenue of $933.6 million, beating analysts' estimates of a profit of 99 cents per share on revenue of $925.8 million. $933.6 million represents a 10% increase (8% constant currency) over 4Q:05.... more

Insight Into HealthpointCapital's Reading Audience BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, JANUARY 31, 2007

Late last year we published a survey to learn more about our audience. We had a great response, and we're glad to share the data with you. We gathered data between December 13th and 21st, 2006 from both the HealthpointCapital... more

Technology Transfers Bring "Bench to Bedside" - But Do Companies Want In? BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 29, 2007

Last week, Akron General Medical Center announced a technology transfer initiative designed to bring product development into the hospital - and, ideally, open the region to new medtech development and investment opportunities. The nonprofit hospital's new Technology Transfer, Commercialization and... more

New NJ Bill would Require Patient Consent for Reprocessed Devices BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 28, 2007

A new bill was introduced in the New Jersey state legislature earlier this month that would allow patients to decide if they want to receive a reprocessed medical device. A similar bill was introduced in Massachusetts last year, but it... more

Orthopedics News Roundup 25-Jan-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 25, 2007

Earnings Stryker reported a 28% increase in sales of orthopedic implants and endoscopy products for 4Q:06. The Company earned $227.9 million, or 55 cents per share, meeting analysts' estimates, compared with a profit of $178.4 million, or 43 cents per... more

H.R.D.I. Settles Conflict Case BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 25, 2007

Last July, we reported on a Connecticut lawsuit against the Healthcare Research and Development Institute (H.R.D.I), a for-profit consulting firm that advised pharmaceutical, medical device and financial services companies on selling their products to hospitals. Yesterday, following an investigation by... more

DePuy Reports 4Q:06 Financials BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 24, 2007

Johnson & Johnson reported 4Q:06 financials yesterday. As part of the report they provided insights into DePuy Orthopedics. Generally speaking, DePuy's 4Q:06 were mediocre at best. DePuy reported revenues of $1.06 billion for the 4Q:06 which was an 8% increase... more

Orthopedic Valuations are on the Move: 2007 Looks Promising BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 24, 2007

It is evident that orthopedic stocks are on the move. The table below clearly indicates that orthopedic valuations have remained fairly constant during the last 18 months. However, beginning approximately 30 days ago orthopedic valuations began to increase. A year... more

Alphatec and Scient'x Announce License Agreements for Manufacture and Distribution of Spine Implants in the United States BY EDITOR, JANUARY 23, 2007

-License agreements are in lieu of proposed merger, which was terminated upon the signing of the license agreements - - Conference call scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Eastern time - CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --... more

MDMA Looks Ahead: MDUFMA, Reimbursement, Gainsharing and More BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 22, 2007

This afternoon MDMA held its monthly call, outlining policy changed that are on the horizon for 2007. We've outlined some of their comments below: MDUFMA Negotations for MDUFMA II have been ongoing since February of 2006. The FDA has recently... more

Mexico's $1.9 billion Medical Device Market BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 18, 2007

Research and Markets has released a new report on the medical device industry in Mexico. In their press release, Research and Markets cited Mexico's population of 100 million, earning their place as the second-largest device market in the Americas (the... more

Orthopedics News Roundup 18-Jan-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 18, 2007

Earnings Lifecore Biomedical reported earnings for the second quarter ending December 31, 2006. Net income fell to $1.37 million, or $.10 per diluted share during the quarter from $1.39 or $.10 per diluted share, in the quarter ending December 31,... more

Muscle and Bone, Fresh from the Printer BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 16, 2007

MIT's Technology Review reported recently on a new development out of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh: a custom ink-jet printer that can print tissue using stem cells from mice and growth factor. This is how the Carnegie Mellon/University... more

Arthritis Costs on the Rise BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 12, 2007

As reported in the Wall Street Journal this morning, costs relating to arthritis are growing - and this trend is expected to continue, spurned by an aging population and the obesity epidemic. In 2003, arthritis and related conditions cost the... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 11-Jan-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 11, 2007

M&A Paragon Medical has entered into an agreement to acquire OMC Precision Products and Tutela Medicus. OMC provides machining, finishing and assembly of implants, primarily for the spinal and neurological markets, and Tutela offers product development services to device manufacturers... more

JBJS Reaches Out to Patients BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 9, 2007

An annoucement from a top orthopedics journal encourages the industry to consider how research is used by those who aren't physicians. JBJS announced on January 1st that they were initiating a new program of patient access to journal content: patients... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 4-January-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 4, 2007

Regulatory An FDA advisory panel will review Corin's Premarket Approval application for the Cormet metal on metal resurfacing hip in February. Corin has sought FDA approval of the Cormet implant, but the process has been slow after it failed to... more

Israel As a Source of Life Science Innovation BY ARIELLA P. GOLOMB, MD, JANUARY 3, 2007

Kyphon's pending acquisition of Israeli-based Disc-O-Tech's Assets for $240 million is only a part of the dollar volume of Israeli technology M&A activity in 2006. The Israeli Venture Capital Research Center reported that in 2006, 76 M&A technology deals involving... more

Clinical Trials a Struggle for Blood Substitutes; Navy Study Blocked Again BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JANUARY 2, 2007

Following up on an earlier blog about orthopedics' demand for a blood substitute, new research developments don't bode well for two synthetic products. Elective orthopedic surgery has one of the highest rates of patient blood loss; an effective blood substitute... more

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