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October 2013

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 31, 2013

Anika, ArthroCare, DJO, Globus, Integra, NuVasive, RTI, Smith & Nephew report financial results...CartiHeal receives funding...Teleflex to acquire Vidacare...France to adopt new device reimbursement regulations...CFDA requires new info...NLT, SpineGuard receive product clearance...RTI receives close-out letter...Aurora announces first implantation...Nexxt launches product...Baxano receives patent...Court upholds ruling on Synthes/Spinal Kinetics case...Benvenue, BONESUPPORT, Image IQ, LDR present data...SpineDirect launches operations in US more

Researchers Develop Scaffolds with Greater Biocompatibility by Using Riboflavin BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 31, 2013

According to new research from a group of biomedical engineers in North Carolina, Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, could be utilized to make 3-D printed scaffolds for custom medical implants more biocompatible with the human body. Three-dimensional printing which creates finely... more

The FDA Outlines Approach to Personalized Medicine BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 31, 2013

It is widely believed that personalized medicine will dramatically change the manner in which medical devices and drugs are developed, tested, and regulated. The FDA believes that with the progression of science, technology and the understanding of the underlying mechanisms... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 25, 2013

CONMED, Exactech, Greatbatch, LISI, MEDICREA, Ossur, Zimmer report financial results...ApiFix, SpineForm receive funding...European Parliament votes to tighten device oversight...UK raises benchmark for hip implants...EOS receives marketing approval...Medtronic launches new procedure and signs licensing deal with RTI...Stryker settles civil charges...Biomet announces first implantation...Providence announces data...Venture Capital activity in devices...POD report...Amedica enters agreement with K2M...Integra, NovaBone facility consolidation...SNN Chairman to retire more

Mazor Robotics Files for Public Offering of American Depositary Shares BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 22, 2013

Mazor Robotics filed a preliminary prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue two million American Depository Shares (ADSs) in a public offering to raise approximately $40-46 million. The shares would trade on the NASDAQ Stock Market... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 18, 2013

Blue Belt announces first Surgery Center Navio Sale and STRIDE case...JNJ, SpineGuard, Stryker, Vexim reported financial results...OrthoSensor closes B funding round...MedPlast to acquire Orthoplastics...Wright Medical to acquire Biotech...Device tax repeal update...Korea exempts Class I from quality system...Globus receives warning letter...Amedica, BioMedical, Integra launch products...Moximed hits milestone...Biomet Spine HQ move...Vexim appoints Deputy CEO more

Wright Medical to Acquire Biotech International BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 17, 2013

Wright Medical entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biotech International, a privately held French orthopedic extremities company, for an offer price of up to $80 million on a fully diluted basis, or 5.3x LTM (last twelve months) revenues. Under... more

Lee Culp of Microdental, Inc. is Awarded the Dental Technician Leadership Award Presented by the American College of Prosthodontists BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 16, 2013

The American College of Prosthodontists, through its awards program, formally recognizes individuals whose contributions to the specialty or to the College are outstanding and substantial. Lee Culp, CDT was awarded for Dental Technician Leadership on Friday, Oct. 11 during the... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Sale of the Navio System to a Surgery Center and First Worldwide STRIDE Case BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 15, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces the first sale of a Navio orthopedic surgical system to an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Thomas Jefferson Riverview Surgical Center, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, entered into an agreement to purchase Blue Belt’s Navio robotic-controlled... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 11, 2013

Biomet reports results...LDR closes IPO...MAX BioPharma, MedShape closes funding...Biomet to acquire Lanx...MAKO completes acquisition of Pipeline...Binder Biomedical, CIVCO, Integra, Maetta Sciences, OrthoSensor, Revovis, Tyber receive product approvals more

Advancement in Negotiations Regarding a Repeal of the Medical Device Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 10, 2013

In recent weeks, House Republicans have made the repeal of the 2.3% medical device excise tax a prime focus in their larger opposition towards President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). They are seeking repeal or at least a delay... more


LDR Holding priced its initial public offering (IPO) and began trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol "LDRH" today. The company raised $75 million by offering 5.0 million shares priced at $15 a share, the midpoint of... more

Biomet to Acquire Privately-held Lanx, Inc. BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 8, 2013

Biomet announced a definitive agreement to acquire Lanx, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive devices for spinal fusion procedures. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The pending deal increases Biomet's spine market share, grants Biomet greater exposure to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Oct-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 4, 2013

Accentus Medical M&A...MAKO to acquire Pipeline Biomedical...Avenir Medical, LDR, Vivex Biomedical raise capital...Argentina's ANMAT raises registration fees...Medtronic, Precision Spine, Vertebral Technologies receive product clearance...Aurora Spine, NuVasive announce procedures...Baxano, Globus launch products...Advanced Vertebral Solutions, SpinalCyte receive patents...Smith & Nephew receives favorable ruling...Orthocell announces trial results...BioRestorative Therapies engages consultant...Baxano, MiMedx enter distribution agreements more

Growth of the Consumer Medical Device Marketplace Expected to Increase BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 3, 2013

A new report from IHS Inc. determined that as the "baby boomers" generation ages and the health care industry evolves into a system that emphasizes wellness and prevention, the global market for consumer medical devices will grow to more than... more

European Union Committee Votes in Favor of a Stricter Regulatory Process for Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 3, 2013

Members of the European Union parliament's Environment Committee (Committee), voted in favor of a new pre-market authorization (PMA) system that would employ randomized clinical trials for Class III, or high-risk, implantable devices under the oversight of the European Medicines Agency... more

Harvard to Collaborate with Charité on Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 2, 2013

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has entered into a collaboration agreement with Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, in order to expedite clinical translation of new materials and tissue engineering technologies for the orthopedics and connective tissue... more

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