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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

June 2013

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 28, 2013

FDA issues new measures improve the regulatory process for medical devices...DePuy receives PMA...Integra LifeSciences receives CE Mark...Synergy Biomedical receives FDA clearance...Globus launches new spacer...JAMA Internal Medicine publishes report on cholesterol-lowering statins leading to musculoskeletal injuries...Small Bone Innovations announces milestone...TechNavio publishes report on the Global Medical Ceramics market more

New FDA Measures Aim to Improve the Regulatory Process for Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 28, 2013

In recent weeks, the FDA has proposed two measures that address its ambition to improve the efficacy of the medical device regulatory review process. The first measure issued by the FDA was a draft Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) guidance aimed... more

Cholesterol-lowering Statins Could Lead to Musculoskeletal Injuries BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 25, 2013

A report published by JAMA Internal Medicine determined that while utilizing cholesterol-lowering statins can lower cardiovascular illnesses and death, it could also lead to musculoskeletal arthropathies and injuries associated with a wide variety of clinical presentations, including muscle weakness, muscle... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 21, 2013

Corin Group reported 2012 results...Vertos Medical closes Series E financing...WMGI to divest OrthoRecon unit to MicroPort...OrthoSensor receives 510(k) approval...Osseon, ulrich medical launch new products...DePuy wins suit against Globus...Medtronic announces publication of Yale review of its INFUSE product more

Wright Medical to Divest OrthoRecon Business to MicroPort BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 20, 2013

Wright Medical announced it has entered a definitive agreement with MicroPort Medical, a subsidiary of MicroPort Scientific Corporation (HK: 0853), for the acquisition of Wright's OrthoRecon business at a cash purchase price of $290 million, valuing the unit at 1.1x... more

Medtronic Announces the Publication of the Yale Review of INFUSE BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 19, 2013

Medtronic announced the publication of two highly anticipated independent reviews overseen by Yale University regarding its INFUSE Bone Graft product, the company's proprietary formulation of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The results of both analyses, published in the June... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 13, 2013

RTI Biologics announced plans to acquire Pioneer Surgical...Medtronic receives CE Mark Approval and announces launch of product...TiGenix receives notice from French regulatory body HAS...Exactech, Pioneer Surgical introduce systems...MiMedx receives three patents...NuVasive receives ruling on royalty suit with Medtronic...Orthophoenix files suits...Symmetry Medical COO resigns...Lanx, Titan Spine make appointments more

RTI Biologics to Acquire Pioneer Surgical Technology BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 12, 2013

RTI Biologics announced plans to acquire the outstanding stock of Pioneer Surgical Technology in an all cash transaction valued at $130 million. The deal will expand RTI's current implant portfolio into the metals and synthetics sectors, accelerate gross margin expansion,... more

Study Determines Medtech Expenditures in U.S. Remain Low in Relation to Overall Health Care Costs BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 11, 2013

According to a new study conducted by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHP), medical device costs make up less than 5% of the United States' total healthcare spending, a portion that has increased less than 1% from 2006 to 2011.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Jun-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 6, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies receives 510(k) clearance for its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee implant system...TranS1 announces completion of its acquisition of Baxano...Zimmer plans to acquire NORMED...NuVasive launches MAS PLIF...DiFusion announces completion of in vitro tests and an in vivo study for CleanFuze...SI-BONE announces publication of a study on its iFUSE Implant System more

Zimmer to Acquire NORMED BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 5, 2013

Zimmer Holdings announced its plan to acquire Tuttlingen, Germany-based NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH, a developer of a broad range of specialized plates, screws, instruments and systems for bone reconstruction and fracture repair, fusion procedures and external fixation intended for the foot... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces US FDA Clearance to Market its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee System BY EDITOR, JUNE 5, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic-assisted solutions for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee implant system. The... more

Dental News Roundup May 2013 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JUNE 2, 2013

Earnings Dentsply reported first quarter 2013 revenues of $732.1 million, up from $716.4 million in the first quarter of 2012. Net sales, excluding precious metals content, grew 1.7% on a constant currency basis compared to the first quarter last year.... more


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