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May 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2014

In'Tech Medical reports financial results...Gelexir Healthcare financing...Smith & Nephew completes acquisition of ArthroCare...Stryker denies intention to make a bid for Smith & Nephew...FzioMed/FDA Oxiplex dispute to be postponed...Nextremity receives product clearance... DePuy, Globus, OsteoMed launch products...Johnson & Johnson prodcut launch plans...Kyphon/Pabban lawsuit ruling...Active Implants IDE approval...Eminent Spine, Extremity Medical clinical results...Expanding Orthopedics, Wenzel Spine appointments more

Johnson & Johnson Plans to Launch 30 New Medical Devices by 2016 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 30, 2014

In the 2013 fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson's Pharmaceutical business grew 12% on a constant currency basis, outstripping the company's Medical Device & Diagnostic (MD&D) segment, which grew at 6%. Therefore, in order to bolster growth to its MD&D unit,... more

Smith & Nephew's Proposed Acquisition of ArthroCare Approved by UK Antitrust Regulatory Authority BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 27, 2014

Smith & Nephew's proposed acquisition of ArthroCare received "unconditional clearance" from the United Kingdom's Competition & Markets Authority, after the regulatory body concluded its Phase I procedure. Subsequent to receiving clearance from the relevant authorities in the United States and... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 22, 2014

aap Implantate, Amedica, Medtronic report financial results...MA innovation center, Carmell Therapeutics grants...LDR follow-on offering...Impact Medical, Matrix Surgical, Nextremity, product approvals...Aesculap product update...Eminent Spine, SpinalCyte IP updates...Vexim study results...New hydrogel developed...Genovel Orthopedics R&D agreement...MicroDental center of excellance update...Life Spine partnership more

Researchers Develop New Hydrogel with Enhanced Degradation Kinetics BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 22, 2014

Bioengineers at Rice University have developed a novel thermogelling hydrogel that holds potential as a bioscaffold that would support bone and other three-dimensional tissue regrowth through stem cell delivery. The new material, detailed in the American Chemical Society journal Biomacromolecules,... more

MicroDental Laboratories Announces New Implant Restoration Center of Excellence BY EDITOR, MAY 20, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories announced the company's new Implant Restoration Center of Excellence. The Implant Restoration Center of Excellence offers dentists an advanced partner for serving the dental needs of the edentulous population. “Dentists are looking for an innovative and experienced dental... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 15, 2014

Baxano, LDR, Orthofix, TiGenix report financial results...Ceterix financing...K2M closes IPO...FDA proposes new expedited program for high-risk devices...Ceterix receives patents...SI-BONE reimbursement update...Researchers grow muscle with pig-derived implants...IMPLANET enters 7 new distribution agreements more

Pig-derived Implants Demonstrated to Grow Human Muscle Tissue BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 15, 2014

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, demonstrated that implanting thin sheets of a scaffold-like material originating from pigs, incited stem cells to regenerate new muscle tissue in human male patients with various disabling leg injuries. Human muscle possesses a moderate... more

Proposed Expedited Regulatory Program For Medical Devices Addressing Unmet Medical Needs BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 14, 2014

The FDA proposed a new expedited program that would provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices that are intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are unmet by current technology and devices. The Expedited Access... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 9, 2014

ArthroCare, Bacterin, Mazor, Tornier report earnings... K2M Prices IPO, OrthoPediatrics funding... AccelSPINE receives 510(k)... Product news from BioMedical Enterprises, LDR Holding, OrthoPediatrics...Legal news from Medtronic, NuVasive... Clinical updates from Mazor Robotics, Ortho Kinematics... Orthofix appointment more


K2M priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 8,825,000 shares of common stock at a price of $15.00 per share, raising total proceeds of $132 million. This equates to an enterprise value of approximately $595 million, or 3.8x LTM revenues.... more

Graphene, a Novel and Promising Biomaterial BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 7, 2014

Initially derived from graphite, graphene is a metamaterial (a material artificially engineered to have unique properties not commonly found in nature) composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a 2-dimensional, regular hexagonal (honeycomb) lattice. Graphene was first... more

MHRA Notes a Decline in Overall Medical Device Adverse Events BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 6, 2014

According to data published by the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the number of reported adverse incidents in the UK have declined 32% over the past three years from 21,729 in 2011 to 14,819 in 2013.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 2-May-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 2, 2014

Alphatec, Anika, CONMED, DJO, Globus, Greatbatch, IMPLANET, Integra, Life Spine, NuVasive, Ă–ssur, RTI, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Symmetry Medical, Wright Medical, Zimmer report financial, SI-BONE financings...Aastrom Biosciences to acquire Sanofi CTRM business...CMS proposes FY2015 IPPS rule...Aurora Spine, GS Medical receive clearance...Expanding Orthopedics, Nextremity launch products...MiMedx receives multiple patents...Medtronic suit...Ceterix, SpineGuard announce study results...Simbionix launches training module...Alphatec executive appointments more

CMS Issues Proposed IPPS Regulation Changes for FY2015 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 1, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule for the FY2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), which sets Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient procedures at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). The... more

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