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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

July 2013

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 26, 2013

CONMED, Exactech, LISI Medical, Ossur, SpineGuard, Stryker, Vexim, Zimmer reported financial results...CB Insights' report determins strong VC activity for healthcare sector...Vivex Biomedical raises equity...Aurora Spine, Dallen Medical, Episurf Medical, OsteoMed receive product approval...Stryker releases hazard alert...Spinal Restoration announces results of study...Eden Spine announces franchise opportunities more

Strong Quarter for Healthcare in Venture Capital Investment and Deal Volume BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 26, 2013

According to the Venture Capital Activity Report issued by CB Insights for 2Q:13, the share of early-stage deals in the 2Q:13 as a percentage of overall healthcare deals accounted for 41% of overall number of deals, a five-quarter high. The... more

Maryland's Emerging Medtech Industry BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 25, 2013

The state of Maryland normally goes unnoticed in regards to the medtech and bioscience sectors when compared to California, Massachusetts and Minnesota. However, the state has the research facilities, governmental institutions and programs, corporate partnerships, funding and ambition to advance... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 18, 2013

Johnson & Johnson, Mathys, MEDICREA report financial results...Aurora Spine files to go public...Cartiva secures $4.3m...RTI completes M&A...Japan launches R&D and strategy consulting arm...Bacterin, Eden Spine, MTF receive product approval...Ceterix, Medtronic, Mitek Sports Medicine, ulrich, launch products...Duke University develops new gel to deliver NP cells...Amgen and Medtronic form agreement...List of best US orthopedic hospitals more

Aurora Spine Files Preliminary Prospectus to go Public BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 18, 2013

Aurora Spine Corporation announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario in connection with a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common shares for total gross proceeds... more

Hospital for Special Surgery Tops List of Best Orthopedic Hospitals BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 16, 2013

U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country this week, and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery topped the list once again. The only change in the top five from... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 12, 2013

Biomet reports financial results...MiMedx files shelf registration...Renovis Surgical secures $5.3 million...Smith & Nephew to acquire Plato Grup...India's regulatory change...Aesculap, DJO launch products...SpinalCyte receives patent in Japan...Dozens of hospitals settle with US Federal Government...Baxano, KFx reach solutions with suits...SMC publishes data...Spineart, SpineVision launch subsidiaries...Costa Rica recognized as most innovative Latin American country...SpineVision appoints new COO more

Smith & Nephew to Acquire Assets from Plato Grup BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 11, 2013

Smith & Nephew announced an agreement to acquire certain assets related to the distribution of its orthopedic reconstruction, trauma and sports medicine products in Turkey, currently conducted through Plato Grup. The acquisition is being made through the local subsidiary of... more

Hospitals to Settle with Federal Government over Fraudulent Billing Scheme BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 9, 2013

Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states will be paying a total of $34 million to the federal government in order to settle allegations that they overcharged Medicare and other government healthcare programs for kyphoplasty back procedures. The settlements were the result... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jul-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 3, 2013

Nextremity Solutions raises $10 million...aap Implantate enters joint venture with private equity firm...ArthroCare completes acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical...TGA introduces database...TGA and Medsafe develop early warning system...Orthofix launches new product...Bioventus enters license agreement with Pfizer...Bioventus enters markets in Australia and Poland...Johnson & Johnson opens Innovation Center more

Australia and New Zealand Launch Initiatives to Improve Quality Use of Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 2, 2013

In recent weeks, both the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) regulatory bodies have launched two initiatives to help support the quality use of medical devices and therapeutic products in... more


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