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March 2014

Senate Approves the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 31, 2014

The Senate approved the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, more commonly referred to as a "doc fix" bill, by a vote of 64 to 35. The bill suspends Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula which would have cut... more

David Petty Named CEO of Exactech BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 31, 2014

Exactech announced that effective immediately, David Petty, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing his father, Dr. Bill Petty, who co-founded the company and served as CEO since 1985. Mr. Petty joined Exactech in 1988, and most recently... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 28, 2014

Orthofix, SpineGuard report financial results...Orthofix files restated statements...Tria Spine receives CE Mark...Acumed, Benvenue Medical launch products...DiscGenics IP update... Benvenue Medical study results...Cytori announces study...Study on Lizard cartilage to uncover insights into cartilage regeneration...Abyrx new partnership...AdvaMed, DJO appointments more

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Announces Addition of Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Sonia Palleck, to KOL Group BY EDITOR, MARCH 27, 2014

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. (OrthoAccel) announced today that orthodontic specialist, Dr. Sonia Palleck, has been named to its Key Opinion Leadership Group of world-class clinicians who present scientific and clinical evidence supporting OrthoAccel's groundbreaking medical device, AcceleDent®. Now available in over... more

Orthofix Files Restated Financial Statements and Appoints New Chairman BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 26, 2014

Orthofix International completed the filing of its previously announced financial statement restatement. The company filed restatements described in amendments for its Annual Report (10-K) for the 2012 fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and Quarterly Reports (10-Q) for the fiscal... more

Researchers Conduct Study on Lizard Cartilage in Hopes of Discovering New Insights into Human Cartilage Regeneration BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 26, 2014

Unlike muscle, human cartilage does not have the ability to heal itself, and as a result of injury or disease, cartilage can become damaged or even wear away, leading to pain and discomfort. This inability to regenerate and heal cartilage... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 21, 2014

Bacterin reports financial results...Avitus Orthopedics, ISTO secure funding...K2M IPO update...Aurora Spine product update...Anika and Genzyme, Cayenne suit updates...Bacterin, Regenerative Sciences clinical results...Stem cell treatment halts DDD, Neuromuscular training for adolescent athletes, studies on various sporting activites...BME strategic partnership more

Stem Cell Therapy Halts DDD BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 21, 2014

Meta-analysis of pre-clinical animal studies concluded that stem cell transplant was effective treatment in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the spine. The study demonstrated that stem cell therapy not only increased intervertebral disc (IVD) height, but also... more

K2M Proposes $100M IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 17, 2014

K2M filed to raise up to $100 million through a previously announced initial public offering (IPO) of common shares. The price range and number of shares to be sold in the offering has not yet been determined. The company plans... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 14, 2014

Baxano, GS Medical, TiGenix report financial results...Baxano private placement...Proception Medical PE partnership, Stryker acquisition of Pivot Medical...Arthrosurface, EOS imaging, Greatbatch, Halifax Biomedical, Maxx Orthopedics, Shoulder Options receive regulatory approval...Bacterin, BONESUPPORT, Cayenne Medical, DePuy Synthes, Exactec, Integra LifeSciences, LDR Holding, RTI Surgical, SanDance Technology, Skye Orthobiologics, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical, ulrich medical launch products...Tesa Medical receives patient...Cerapedics, Mainstay Medical, Nextremity Solutions, PUR Biologics, Vexim release study results...LDR Holdings receives reimbursement code...Smith & Nephew co-marketing agreement with OrthoSensor...Southern Spine distribution agreement...Simbionix educational training more

FDA Agrees to File PMA Amendment for Wright Medical’s Augment Product BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 11, 2014

Wright Medical reached an agreement with the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE) of the FDA regarding the approval of the company’s Augment Bone Graft product, intended for use as an alternative to autograft in hindfoot and ankle fusion procedures. The... more

Dental News Roundup 10-Mar-14 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 10, 2014

NOBN, STMN, XRAY report earnings...Product Introduction & Updates from Nobel... Biomet3i new distribution agreements...Align collaboration with Dentsply...Align board member retirement more

Microdental Laboratories Receives Prestigious Patient Health and Safety Accreditation BY EDITOR, MARCH 7, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories, one of the leading dental laboratories in the world, has achieved its DAMAS renewal accreditation for 2014. DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturing Audit System. DAMAS is designed to allow dental laboratories to demonstrate that they follow FDA's... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Mar-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 7, 2014

LDR, NuVasive report financial results...Biomet files for IPO...Invuity, Medtronic financings...aap Implantate completes sale...Medpace acquired by Cinven...New bill to repeal device tax...New GMP guidelines set by China...Ortho Development, MedShape receive product clearance...Ortho Kinematics, SI-BONE product updates...Exactech product launch...OrthAlign enters distribution agreement...Olympus Corp to close a business segment...Site Medical location change...Stryker marketing with PGA...Symmetry Medical to close U.K. plant more

Biomet Files for Proposed IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 7, 2014

Biomet officially announced that its parent company, LVB Acquisition, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the... more

OrthoAccel Technologies Inc. Announces Addition of Leading Orthodontist, Dr. Sam Daher, to Key Opinion Leadership Group BY EDITOR, MARCH 7, 2014

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. (OrthoAccel) announced today the addition of distinguished Canadian orthodontist, Dr. Sam Daher, to its Key Opinion Leadership Group of world-class clinicians who present scientific and clinical evidence supporting OrthoAccel's groundbreaking medical device, AcceleDent, to orthodontists interested in... more

New Legislation Seeking Medtech Tax Repeal BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 6, 2014

House Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, Dave Camp (R-MI), introduced a new comprehensive tax reform package to Congress last week (a comprehensive overhaul of the United States' tax laws has not occurred since 1986).... more

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