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May 2013

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2013

Artimplant, Mazor Robotics report financial results...Australia, Brazil, China adopt regulatory change...Algea Therapies, K2M Lanx launch products...RTI Biologics passes 5 million distribution mark...Spinal Elements licenses portfolio of spinal patents and moves headquarters...Artimplant and Tiller International enter sales, marketing and distribution agreement...Titan Spine makes two appointments to its Key Opinion Leader Advisory Team more

Medical Device Sector Projected to Grow in Taiwan BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2013

According to a recent study published by the Industry and Technology Intelligence Services (ITIS), a research institute of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, the production value of the medical device sector in Taiwan is expected to grow 7.1% in 2013... more

Stryker Has Appetite for More Acquisitions BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 29, 2013

At the recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference, Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo discussed how highly focused M&A is the first priority of the company's capital allocation approach. In the presentation, Mr. Lobo detailed the significance of... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-May-2013 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 23, 2013

MDT reports earnings ... OsteoGeneX receives SBIR grant ... FDA panel votes to reclassify pedicle screws for the thoracolumbosacral class II ... Depuy Synthes to discontinue ULTAMET Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE Ceramic-on-Metal hip systems ... KFx receives new patents ... Benvenue Medical completes follow-up for KAST study ... Globus files suit against Depuy Synthes ... Blue Belt partners with DJO ... EOS announces Asia expansion ... Stryker and OrthoSensor extend co-marketing agreement for VERASENSE more

Medtronic Reports Stabilizing Spine Division BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 23, 2013

Medtronic reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, with revenues of $4.5 billion and adjusted EPS of $1.03 beating analysts' expectations by $0.1 billion and $0.07, respectively. Spine sales were flat overall at $811 million, with CEO Omar Ishrak noting on the call that segments of Core Spine were "not only stabilizing but actually growing." more

Wright Medical Tests Cost-Saving Sales Program BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MAY 22, 2013

On their recent 1Q:13 earnings call, Wright Medical introduced WrightDirect, a sales paradigm targeting the large joint market. The program evolved from a prior discount initiative and was refined to specifically address mounting hospital cost pressures and the increasing rate at which independent physician practices are being acquired by hospitals. more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with DJO Orthopedics BY EDITOR, MAY 20, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces an implant partnership with DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company. Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system provides smart planning and robotic-controlled bone preparation tools... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 17, 2013

aap Implantate, Bacterin, Seikagaku, TranS1, TiGenix reported financial results...Lanx, Tornier, Trice Orthopedics raise capital...Study on FDA Inspections and Warnings...DiFusion receives 510(k) approval...Globus launches FORTIFY I...ArthroCare SVP pleads guilty...Cerapedics appoints CEO...Trice Orthopedics appoints President more

Israel's Emerging Medical Device Marketplace BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 16, 2013

Israel's medical device industry has become an exciting and promising marketplace due to the breadth of innovation taking place within it. Despite the domestic industry only accounting for 0.6% of the global medical device market in 2011, the country is... more

Study Reveals Rise in FDA Inspections and Warnings BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 15, 2013

Over the last five years, medical device manufacturers have been inspected progressively more by the FDA, which has lead to an increase in the volume of warning letters issued by agency quality system inspectors. According to a study released by... more

Alphatec Spine to Host Technology Day on June 6, 2013 in New York City BY EDITOR, MAY 13, 2013

Venue: Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 9, 2013

ArthroCare, Globus, MAKO, Orthofix, Tornier report financial results...SpineVision receives funding...NuVasive to acquire ANC, LLC...BIOLASE, Life Spine, Maxim Surgical, X-spine receive FDA clearance...DePuy, FzioMed receive product approval...Exactech, Mitek, Parametrics launch products...AngleFix, Bonutti Skeletal file suits...Active-O, Ellipse Technologies announce trial progress...Medtronic to cut 230 positions more

Report Reveals Orthopedic Surgeons Top the List of Physician Incomes BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 7, 2013

The latest Physician Compensation Report, conducted by Medscape, revealed that the majority of physicians' incomes are increasing with Orthopedic surgeons leading the way. In the industry report, 21,878 U.S. doctors in 25 specialties were surveyed on questions pertaining to their... more

Interview with Philip Sawyer, CEO of Invuity BY TIFFANY CHEYNIER, MAY 7, 2013

We recently sat down with Philip Sawyer, CEO of Invuity, to learn more about their innovative Eigrâ„¢ technology. See what he told us about their products, the market and the industry. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-May-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 2, 2013

Alphatec, Anika, DJO, Greatbatch, Integra, NuVasive, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical, Wright report financial results...SpineGuard IPO...Abyrx to acquire Orthocon and DRG assets...Smith & Nephew to acquire Adler Mediequip...Zimmer to acquire Knee Creations...NovoSource, Spine Wave receive 510(k) clearance...DePuy, Integra, Medtronic, VG Innovations, Wenzel Spine launch products...AngleFix, Wright file suits...Medstrat, ISTO enter agreements with Zimmer...ETEX renews agreement with Knee Creations more

Zimmer to Acquire Knee Creations BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 2, 2013

Zimmer Holdings announced plans to acquire the business assets of Knee Creations, LLC. The company was founded in 2007 and develops surgical solutions to help cure osteoarthritis by treating defects associated with subchondral bone marrow edema (BME). The acquisition progresses... more

CMS Releases IPPS Proposed Rule for FY2014 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 1, 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed FY2014 rule regarding Medicare payment policies and rates paid to acute-care hospitals through the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) in support of operating and capital-related costs associated with inpatient... more


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