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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

May 2012

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Names U.S. National Sales Director BY EDITOR, MAY 31, 2012

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., makers of AcceleDent, a new device to accelerate orthodontic treatment, welcomes Christopher J. Bodish to the newly created position of United States National Sales Director. Mr. Bodish will oversee direct field sales in all United States market territories. more

Dental News Roundup May 2012 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MAY 31, 2012

1Q12 dental earnings ... Straumann acquires 49% of Neodent ... Astra Tech presents OsseoSpeed data ... Align Technology funds research into clear aligners ... OrthoAccel appoints Christopher J Bodis United States National Sales Director more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 31, 2012

Globus Medical files amended S-1 ... Medtronic receives CE mark for SHILLA scoliosis system ... Zimmer launches Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder and TM Ardis Interbody System ... House and Senate pass user fee legislation ... Orthofix's Phoenix MIS and Firebird Pedicle Screw Systems to be integrated with Brainlab navigation systems ... TransCorp Spine names President and CEO more

Interview with Scott DeFelice of Oxford Performance Materials BY EDITOR, MAY 29, 2012

This week we interviewed Scott DeFelice, the President and CEO at Oxford Performance Materials. He spoke with us about the company's OsteoFab technology, which enables medical implants to be "printed" directly from a CT scan or MRI file. The implants promise a precise fit and are manufactured from OPM's OXPEKK-IG polymers. more

Medtronic Talks Spine on F4Q:12 Earnings Call BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 24, 2012

On Tuesday Medtronic announced earnings results from its F4Q:12, which included improving sales in spine. The company reported quarterly spine revenue of $818 million, which declined by 6% overall and 2% after excluding the negative impact U.S. sales of INFUSE. The company benefited from international sales, with OUS spine up 8%, including over 20% growth in the Japanese market. On the call, management added that "business is particularly strong in China, where our joint venture with Weigao is delivering solid results." more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 24, 2012

Medtronic reports earnings ... AxioMed closes Series D round ... Mazor launches C-OnSite ... BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announces bundled payments for hip and knee replacements ... Baxano completes enrollment on iO-Flex study ... Benvenue announces Board appointments more

OrthoAccel: AcceleDent Device to Enhance Orthodonic Treatment Launches in the U.S. BY EDITOR, MAY 23, 2012

Today we're happy to highlight the newest addition to the HealthpointCapital portfolio, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. OrthoAccel’s core technology, the AcceleDent, significantly reduces the treatment time of any type of orthodontic bracing process. With only 20 minutes of use per day, treatment times are reduced by 30-50%. more

An Interview with Robert Blankemeyer BY EDITOR, MAY 21, 2012

An accomplished medical device industry executive, Bob Blankemeyer has led multispecialty businesses with revenue in excess of $1 billion dollars, serving the ENT, neurosurgical and spine markets. He recently spoke with us about the evolution of the medical device industry and the greatest opportunities for device companies. more

DTI Dental Technologies Inc. Appoints Les Cross and Andras Hites to Board of Directors BY EDITOR, MAY 17, 2012

Dental Technologies, Inc. (DTI), one of the largest networks of dental laboratories in North America, today announced the appointment of Les Cross and Andras Hites to its Board of Directors. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 17, 2012

aap, Corin, Mazor, TiGenix provide 1Q sales ... Regenerative Sciences raises $2M ... Regentis Biomaterials raises $10M ... Zyga raises $25M ... Axiomed receives CE mark for Freedom Cervical Disc ... Orthopaedic Implant Company launches pedicle screw system ... DOJ closes InFuse investigation ... Histogenics, Piramal announce cartilage repair data more

How Teeth and Bones Can Treat Hearing Loss BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 15, 2012

Though a bit outside our typical musculoskeletal focus, this morning's funding announcement from Sonitus Medical has highlighted the role of hard tissue in providing solutions for hearing loss. more

Interview with Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the MDMA BY EDITOR, MAY 14, 2012

We recently sat down with Mark Leahey, President and CEO for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. Topics include healthcare reform, supporting innovation and the latest on user-fee legislation. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 10, 2012

ATEC, ANIK, BMTI, MAKO, TRNX, TSON report 1Q ... OrthoSensor raises $15M ... Internal Fixation Systems announces distribution agreement with Intelligent Orthopaedics ... Seikagaku announces marketing agreement with Kaken for lumbar disc herniation treatment ... Bioventus officially launched more

Clinical Roundup May 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 10, 2012

Use of fibrin sealant QUIXIL in TKAs ... The accuracy of imaging in spine surgery ... ACL revision data from Denmark ... Ankle surgery and weight loss ... More surgeons working for hospitals more

User Fee Legislation Making Its Way through Congress BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 9, 2012

Yesterday a House subcommittee unanimously voted to pass the user fee re-authorization for FY2013. The full Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up the bill on Thursday, with the intention of moving the bill to the floor quickly and passing it before the Supreme Court rules on healthcare reform in June. In the Senate, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has approved the bill, and the legislation is expected to reach a floor vote next week. more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces the Formation of World Renowned Orthopedic Scientific Advisory Board BY EDITOR, MAY 7, 2012

Blue Belt Technologies announced today the formation of the company's Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of world leaders in orthopedics, computer assisted surgery, and other specialties important to the company's development pipeline. more

Royal DSM to Acquire Kensey Nash for $337 Million BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 3, 2012

Kensey Nash has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Royal DSM for $38.50 per share in cash, or about $337 million in total. The offer represents a 33% premium to yesterday's close and about a 4.0x trailing 12-month revenue multiple. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-May-12 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 3, 2012

ARTC, DJO, EXAC, KNSY, NUVA, SNN, SMA, WMGI report 1Q:12 ... Titan Spine announces publication of data ... VG Innovations awarded new patent ... Solco Biomedical announces U.S. distribution deal more

Dental News Roundup April 2012 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 1, 2012

Dentsply, Nobel, Straumann announce 1Q:12 earnings ... OrthoAccel announces investment ... Sialo Technology receives CE mark ... Dentsply launches new ATLANTIS abutment for the ANKYLOS System more


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