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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

February 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

DJO, Globus, Greatbatch, Integra, LISI, Mazor, Symmetry Medical, Tornier, ulrich, Wright Medical report financial results...Biomet reported IPO...Bruin Biometrics, OrthoTrophix close funding rounds...aap Implantate sells business unit...Rep Erik Paulsen writes to Obama...Aurora Spine, DiFusion, EDGE, Integra receive product clearance...RTI product launch...Zimmer receives five patents...Benvenue, Cellular Biomedicine, OrthoTrophix study updates...SI-BONE reimbursement...International Life Sciences relocates more

Biomet Expected to Launch IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Biomet, Inc. is reported to have hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) to lead an initial public offering (IPO) that could take place as early as 1H:14, and raise potentially... more

Researchers Develop Novel Approach to Grow Cartilage BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of Duke University biomedical engineers developed a polymer scaffold that utilizes gene therapy vectors to induce stem cells to create the required growth factor... more

Dental News Roundup BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Align, Henry Schein, Sirona, Zimmer report earnings... OrthoAccel equity financing round... Henry Schein acquires dental distributors and dental practice management software... Nobel & Align product launches and updates... Align, National Dentex appointments. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 20, 2014

ArthroCare, Exactech, Medtronic report financial results...PDL provides Paradigm Spine with financing...Tyber Medical forms financing partnership with Magellan Capital...Stryker to acquire Berchtold and Pivot Medical...New Zealand and Australia to publish joint guidance...BioStructures, Integrity Life Sciences receive product approval...Aurora, Ellipse announce first product implantations...BONESUPPORT launches registry...SNN launch POLARSTEM in US...Intellijoint Surgical receives license...Arthrex trial bid rejected...OrthoSensor clinical results...OrthAlign, RTI enter distribution agreements...Aurora, Smiths Medical make appointments more

Stryker to Acquire Berchtold Holding and Pivot Medical BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 20, 2014

Stryker entered into definitive agreements to acquire Berchtold Holding, AG, a provider of surgical infrastructure equipment, for an enterprise value of $172 million, or 1.4x LTM revenues, and Pivot Medical, a developer of hip arthroscopy products that focus on treating... more

Amedica Prices IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Amedica Corporation priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $5.75 per share, raising total proceeds of $20 million. This equates to an enterprise value of approximately $97 million, or... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

CONMED, RTI report financial results...BioPoly funding round...Arcam to acquire Raymor...Okay Industries acquires Reliance Laser...Interventional Spine receives clearance...Insurgical announces first TKR with its single-use tools...OMNIlife announces milestone...aap receives patent...Reliance Medical suit dismissed...JBJS obesity study...Aesculap study results...MiMedx reimbursement development...Medtech survey...Applied Biologics awarded GSA...Orthofix filing development...Hansen Medical, Mazor appointments more

Titan Medical Prices an Increased Equity Offering Size BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Titan Medical increased the size of its public equity offering announced last week. The company plans to offer a minimum of 5,720,000 units and a maximum of 7,950,000 units at a price of $1.40 per unit for a maximum total... more

3-D Printed Pelvis BY MADISON BEERBOHM, FEBRUARY 12, 2014

A British surgeon has successfully 3-D printed and implanted a pelvis, in what is believed to be the first transplant of its kind. Orthopedic surgeon, Craig Gerrand, from the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, used this innovative procedure three years... more

Hermanson Dental Lab and Lemke Dental Lab Merge to become Minnesota's Leading Dental Laboratory BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 11, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories, a network of laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, is proud to announce the acquisition of Lemke Dental Lab. With this transaction, MicroDental Laboratories plans to combine Lemke Dental Lab with MicroDental's Hermanson Dental Laboratory. Based in St.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Feb-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

OrthoAccel announces new trial...Mathys, Ossur, Seikagaku, Smith & Nephew report financial results...Gentis receives funding...Smith & Nephew to acquire ArthroCare...Wright acquires Solana Surgical and OrthoPro...Aurora Spine, CareFusion, MedShape receive 510(k) approval...TiGenix hits milestone...Zimmer launches DBM product...BioMedical files suit against Solana Surgical...DePuy partners with LifeNet Health...Aetna revises coverage policy...Bioventus acquires assets from Galdema...Symmetry could close Cheltenham, UK plant more

Groundbreaking Clinical Trial Evaluates Faster Tooth Movement with Clear Aligner Treatment using AcceleDent BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Announces First Patients Enrolled, Start of 12-week Orthodontic Evaluation With first patients enrolled, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. announces the start of a groundbreaking clinical trial that evaluates the effect of AcceleDent on orthodontic tooth movement with aligners. Manufactured... more

Smith & Nephew Signs Agreement to Acquire ArthroCare BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Smith & Nephew (SNN) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ArthroCare Corp. for $48.25 per share (20% premium) in cash, equating to a total consideration of approximately $1.7 billion and an enterprise value of $1.5 billion, or approximately 4.0x... more

Wright Medical Acquires Solana Surgical and OrthoPro for $126M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 3, 2014

Wright Medical announced that it has acquired Solana Surgical, a developer of extremity orthopedic products aiming to restore motion while relieving pain, and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthoPro, a developer of surgical products for the Foot &... more


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