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December 2013

Medical Device Connectivity Market to Reach $33B by 2019 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 30, 2013

According to a new report from Transparency Market Research, the global medical device connectivity (MDC) market is expected to grow from $3.5 billion in 2012 to $33.5 billion by 2019. Medical device connectivity (MDC) is used to remotely control, configure... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Unicondylar Knee Replacement Performed in France BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 23, 2013

Blue Belt Technologies announces the first Navio unicondylar knee replacement (UKR) procedures performed in France, completed on September 30th, October 15th and Nov 4th 2013 by Professor Philippe Neyret and Dr. S├ębastien Lustig at Hospices Civils de Lyon in France.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 19, 2013

Cytomedix, Zyga raise capital...New Zimmer buyback program...Stryker completes acquisition of MAKO...Columbia's INVIMA sets registration deadline...Senator supports tax repeal...DePuy, NuVasive, Orthopaedic Implant Co launch products...WebMD launches new iteration...SI-Bone releases study results...3-D printing report, Saudi Arabia's device market...Bacterin, IMPLANET sign distribution agreements...Zimmer appoints board member more

MiMedx Prices $34 million Public Offering BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 18, 2013

MiMedx Group, Inc., a developer of regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, priced an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $6.80 per share for gross proceeds... more

3-D Bioprinting's Many Possibilities BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 17, 2013

Bioprinting, a computer-controlled 3-D printing process utilizing organic inks and robust thermoplastics to assemble living tissue structures, has capabilities ranging from reconstructing sections of the human skull to printing scaffolding structures upon which stem cells can grow into new bones... more

Blue Belt Technologies in the News BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 13, 2013

We just wanted to highlight recent press coverage of HealthpointCapital's portfolio company Blue Belt Technologies. You can click through the links here to read the company's feature in Outpatient Surgery Magazine, and today's coverage in USA Today's "The Future of... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 13, 2013

Minimus Spine, Soft Tissue Regeneration raise capital...FDA and Poland agree to share inspection information...Baxano announces 2014 Medicare regulatory rule...BioLife Solutions announces CryoStor update...Vexim launches Interface 1...Smith & Nephew ruling against Arthrex upheld...Baxano, Medtronic announce clinical results...New Era Orthopaedics enters distribution agreement...Hologic appoints CEO more

Medtronic Presents 7-year Clinical Data for Artificial Disc Replacement BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 12, 2013

Medtronic presented 7-year clinical and radiographic outcomes of artificial disc replacement procedures with its PRESTIGE Cervical Disc, which is a stainless steel device that articulates through a ball and trough mechanism. The study enrolled a total 541 patients and compared... more

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Launches Investigator Initiated Research Program with Announcement of Four Inaugural Grant Recipients BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 11, 2013

Four Academic Research Institutions to Investigate Advancements in Accelerated Orthodontics OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. launched its Investigator Initiated Research Program by awarding initial grants to four academic research institutions. With patient demand steadily trending towards faster orthodontic treatment, OrthoAccel developed the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Dec-13 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 6, 2013

Baxano, Trice Orthopedics raise capital...Teleflex closes acquisition of Vidacare Corporation...Aurora Spine, BioMedical Enterprises, BonAlive, OrthAlign, SpineVision receive regulatory approval...Spineart announces implantation milestone...SpineVision launches upgrade...AlloSource, BioMedical Enterprises, NLT SPINE receive patents...SI-BONE publishes economic analysis...Amedica announces collaboration with Kyocera more

Baxano Surgical Secures $22M in Financing Commitments BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 6, 2013

Baxano Surgical, a comany that develops minimally invasive products to treat degenerative spinal conditions affecting the lumbar region, secured a comprehensive financing package that entails a credit facility of up to $15.0 million with Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and a... more

Partnerships & Startups Helping to Expand Med Device Industry into the Emerging Markets BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 3, 2013

The once U.S.-centric medical device industry is maturing into a more globally connected industry as a greater number of U.S. medtech manufacturers are seeking to expand into emerging markets like China, India and Israel through investments in startups or partnering... more


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