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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

January 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 31, 2014

OrthoAccel raises capital...IMPLANET, Zimmer report financial results...Amedica, K2M IPOs...SpineGuard financing...NICE draft guidance on Ellipse Technologies...Benvenue receives 510(k)...IlluminOss launches product in Spain and Israel...Aurora Spine announces milestone...Mesoblast, Nextremity announce clinical results...Covidien opens innovation hub in India...Medtronic transfers Middle East/Africa office to the UAE...Stryker plans to launch MAKO clinical trial more


Amedica Corporation announced terms for its initial public offering (IPO) earlier this week, further demonstrating that orthopedics and spine is coming back into favor with the public investment community. The company plans to raise between $32 million and $38 million... more


Another sign that orthopedics and spine is coming back into favor with the investment community has emerged with K2M Group announcing its filing to do an initial public offering (IPO). K2M has formally submitted its draft registration statement (Form S-1)... more

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Announces $5 Million Equity Financing Round BY EDITOR, JANUARY 27, 2014

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. (OrthoAccel) announced today that it has completed an equity financing round of $5 million to further grow the company's key sales and marketing functions. The manufacturer of AcceleDent, the only FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that speeds... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 24, 2014

MicroDental appoints new CFO...Johnson & Johnson, SpineVision, Stryker report financial results...Intellirod Spine, ZipLine Medical financings...India, Peru, Swiss regulatory changes...Dallen Medical, ICONACY receive 510(k) approval...Greatbatch applies for CE Market...AMxTek, Titan Spine receive patents more

Johnson & Johnson Optimistic on Orthopedic Market Outlook BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 24, 2014

Earlier this week, Johnson & Johnson reported financial results for 4Q:13 and FY2013. During the 4Q:13 earnings call, J&J management expressed an optimistic viewpoint regarding the outlook of the global orthopedic marketplace, noting that they expect utilization rates to increase... more

MicroDental Laboratories Appoints William Johnson as Chief Financial Officer BY EDITOR, JANUARY 23, 2014

MicroDental, Inc., a network of dental labs with a passion for helping dentists delight patients, announces the appointment of William Johnson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Bill brings to the Company more than 25 years of business and... more

Integra Completes its Acquisition of Confluent Surgical BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 21, 2014

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation completed its acquisition of Confluent Surgical, Inc. from Covidien for $265 million or 4.1x LTM FY2012 revenues. Confluent Surgical develops dural repair, surgical sealants and adhesion barrier products which include: DuraSeal, DuraSeal Exact/Xact, VascuSeal and SprayShield.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 17, 2014

MEDICREA, Vexim report financial results...Aurora Spine prices private placement...X-Bolt Orthopaedics fundraising...CMS decides on regulation for percutaneous, image-guided surgery for lumber decompression...Acumed introduces product...Providence Medical receives patents...Genzyme withdraws appeal...Cytori receives approval for IDE trial...Dynamic MRI imaging technique developed...ISTO appoints CEO more

Medtronic CEO Discusses the Company's Growth Vectors BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 17, 2014

Medtronic Chairman & CEO, Omar Ishrak, highlighted the company's strategic initiatives at J.P. Morgan's Healthcare Conference earlier this week in San Francisco. Mr. Ishrak outlined the three growth vectors driving Medtronic's overall strategy: therapy innovation, globalization and economic value. He... more

Researchers Develop an Imaging Technique to Visualize the Internal Motion of Wrist Joints BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 16, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a novel MRI imaging technique that produces videos of wrists in motion. The dynamic imaging technique is benefitcial to diagnosing diseased joints, which are generally rather difficult to diagnose through MRI... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 10, 2014

Biomet reports results...Globus to acquire Excelsius Surgical...Wright Medical completes divestiture...Smith & Nephew issues hazard alert...K2M receives clearance...DePuy launches product...Smith & Nephew resolves litigation...ArthroCare enters DPA with DOJ...MedShape, OrthAlign, SI-BONE announce milestones...Drug Device Combination report...IMPLANET gains distributors...Stryker enters partnership more

Globus Medical to Acquire Excelsius Surgical BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 9, 2014

Globus Medical entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Excelsius Surgical, a company developing a novel surgical robotic positioning platform for the spine, brain and musculoskeletal markets. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however analysts estimate the... more

Drug Device Combination Product Market to Grow to $115B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 7, 2014

According to a new report from Transparency Market Research, the global market for drug device combination products is anticipated to grow from $66 billion in 2012 to $115.1 billion by 2019. According to the FDA, drug device combination products are... more

MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa and Cosmo Dental Lab Merge to Become Ottawa's Leading Dental Laboratory BY EDITOR, JANUARY 2, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cosmo Dental Lab. The merger with Cosmo Dental Lab is designed to form Ottawa's premier dental laboratory for all-ceramic, metal-ceramic, and implant-retained restorations, as well as orthodontic appliances, removable prosthetics and... more

Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in Dental Implant Manufacturer BioHorizons BY EDITOR, JANUARY 2, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced the completion of a 60% equity investment in BioHorizons, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced dental implant technology... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Executive Leadership Changes BY EDITOR, JANUARY 2, 2014

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that provides physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders, announced that Mike Plunkett will succeed Pat Ryan as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ryan, who has... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-Jan-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 2, 2014

Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in BioHorizons...Blue Belt announces first Navio UKR procedure in France...Alphatec appoints COO...Aurora Spine, CollPlant funding...Genstar Capital to acquire Tecomet...IMDRF chairmanship to transfer from EC to FDA...Solana Surgical receives clearance...Aurora Spine announces first ZIP ULTRA implantation...Greatbatch files PMA...Advanced Biologics publishes results...Device connectivity market report...Medtronic, NuVasive expand...Novartis supply agreement...InVivo appoints CEO and interim CFO more

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