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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

November 2013

Henry Schein Signs Agreement To Invest In BioHorizons BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Company Advances Strategy to Enhance Position in Dental Specialty Markets With Investment in Implant Manufacturer Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today... more

OrthoAccel® Technologies Inc. Launches First Interactive Learning Portal Dedicated to Advancements in Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of OrthoAccelLearning.com, an interactive learning portal dedicated to offering orthodontists the latest instruction and advancements in accelerated orthodontic treatment. The continuing education website gives orthodontists immediate access to a multimedia library with resources on... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Nov-13 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Tyber Medical funding; Dallen Medical and BonAlive regulatory clearance; Aurora Spine appointments more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Johnson & Johnson settles on hip implant lawsuits for $2.5 billion...Mazor, Medtronic report financial results...Wright completes Biotech buy...UK to ban MoM implants at NHS hospitals...FDA to review FzioMed, Wright product non-approvable cases...Globus receives warning...OrthAlign, Renovis receives product clearance...Rotation Medical publishes study results more

UK Moves to Ban Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants in NHS Hospitals BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Due to high failure rates and toxicity concerns, the United Kingdom has decided to ban metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants in hip replacement surgeries performed at publicly funded National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. This announcement came after the National Institute for... more

FDA Permits Reviews of Wright Medical and FzioMed Biologic Products BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 19, 2013

Wright Medical and FzioMed received notifications from the FDA agreeing to withdraw its not approvable letters and establish Medical Dispute Resolution Panels (DRP) for the companys' Augment Bone Graft and Oxiplex Gel products respectively. Wright's Augment product is intended for... more

Amedica Announces Public Offering BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Amedica announced plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to $35 million. The Salt Lake City company specializes in silicon nitride-based implants used during joint-replacement and spinal procedures. The company had previously filed for an IPO... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Blue Belt Announces 100th Navio Case and Live Event, OrthoAccel Financing, aap Implantate reports financial results...Amedica announces IPO plans...FDA to meet on certain spinal devices...Intelligent Implant Systems receives clearance...ChoiceSpine launches product, Titan Spine reaches milestone...Johnson & Johnson settlement...Cartiva signs distribution deal...Teleflex expands facilities more

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Secures Debt Facility of up to $4 million with Comerica Bank BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has executed a debt facility for up to $4 million with Comerica Bank. The credit facility provides for up to $4 million in term debt and the issuance to Comerica of a warrant... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces Clinical Milestone with 100th Navio Assisted Partial Knee Replacement BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces a clinical milestone for the Navio Orthopedic Surgical System with the 100th robotic-control assisted partial knee replacement surgery performed on November 13, 2013. Dr. Jess H. Lonner performed the 100th Navio case, which occurred at the... more

Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio System Assists in Live Partial Knee Surgery Event BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies participated in a live surgery day with Dr. Raul Marquez at Cornerstone Regional Hospital, a 14 bed acute care facility in Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Marquez utilized the precision assistance of the Navio surgical system to perform a... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Nov-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Alphatec, Bacterin, Baxano, LDR, MAKO, Seikagaku, TiGenix, Tornier, Wright report financial results...Mazor Robotics closes public offering...Biomet closes acquisition of Lanx...EOS to acquire OneFit...Paragon merger...Russia institutes device regulatory changes...FBC receives product approval...Mitek, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer launch products...Bacterin receives patent...Cellular Biomedicine, VEXIM studies...New knee ligament discovered...Bacterin enters alliance with DMP...OrthoSensor enters partnership with Zimmer more

Researchers Discover New Knee Ligament BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Two orthopedic surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously undescribed ligament in the human knee, first documented in a 1879 article by French surgeon Paul Segond, who postulated the existence of an additional ligament located on the anterior... more

Dental News Roundup - October 2013 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Dental financial results from Align, Densply, Zimmer... M&A at Straumann... Product Introductions and Update from 3Shape, Nobel, Straumann, Align E4D & Henry Schein... Clinical study on fluoridated water... Appointments more


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