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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

July 2014

OrthoAccel First to Partner with Orthodontext to Offer AcceleDent Text Reminders BY EDITOR, JULY 31, 2014

The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. announces a first-of-its-kind partnership with Orthodontext, a service that allows orthodontists to send their patients customized text messages reminding them to use their AcceleDent for 20 minutes daily. Patient compliance is a... more

Nobel Biocare is Considering a Sales Process BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 31, 2014

Nobel Biocare, the second largest dental implant developer, confirmed that it is exploring a sales process. This verifies that private equity firms and other medical device companies have reached out to assess a buyout. The company affirmed further that the... more

HealthpointCapital Business Board of Advisors member, Dick Foster, Shares His Views on How to Innovate in the Future Healthcare System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 29, 2014

HealthpointCapital Business Board of Advisors member, Dick Foster, was recently interviewed by StartUp Health, where he shared his insight on the ever-shifting healthcare landscape. Dick Foster, a health care industry expert, was a founding member of McKinsey & Company's High... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-25 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 24, 2014

Financial Results from Bacterin, CONMED, RTI Surgical, Vexim, Zimmer... Regulatory News from Expanding Orthopedics, Medtech SA... RTI Surgical Product Introduction... Titan Spine clinical paper... Collaboration of KFx Medical and DePuy Mitek... CONMED board and management appointments more

CONMED Leadership Transitions & Strategy Update BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 24, 2014

CONMED corporation announced Joseph Corasanti is stepping down immediately as CEO, President and Board of Directors member. His father and Company founder, Eugene Corasanti, also is retiring immediately from the Board of Directors. The Board has formed a search committee... more

FDA Initiates Educational Program to Stimulate Faster Medical Device Development BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 23, 2014

The FDA initiated its National Medical Device Curriculum, a program that will be utilized to educate students and entrepreneurs about the agency's process for evaluating medical devices. The program will provide students at academic institutions and science and technology innovators/entrepreneurs... more

Study Determines Medtech Innovations Contribute $23B in Annual Savings to the U.S. Economy BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 22, 2014

According to a new report published by the Milken Institute, the benefits of medical technology contribute a net added benefit of $23 billion per year for the U.S. economy by counteracting the fiscal impact of chronic disease. In the study,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 18, 2014

Blue Belt receives FDA 510(k) clearance for patellofemoral joint (PFJ) application for Navio system...Johnson & Johnson, Medicrea, SpineGuard, Stryker report financial results...Trice closes first Series B financing tranche...St. Jude to acquire NeuroTherm...Ellipse Technologies receives recommendations...Synergy Biomedical receives product clearance...Biomet, Cayenne, DePuy Mitek, Titan Spine launch products...Biorestorative Therapies, Misonix, VertiFlex announce clinical results...HSS tops the U.S. News & World Report's list of best orthopedic hospitals more

Blue Belt Technologies Receives 510(k) Clearance for Patellofemoral Joint Replacement Application BY EDITOR, JULY 17, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies has received FDA clearance to market their latest surgical application for the Navio Surgical System, patellofemoral joint (PFJ) replacement surgery. The PFJ application expands the Navio Surgical System’s indications from unicondylar knee replacement to offer the full... more

Hospital for Special Surgery Tops List of Best Orthopedic Hospitals BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 16, 2014

U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country this week, and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery topped the list once again. The only change in the top five from... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 10, 2014

Blue Belt enters commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew to support their JOUNEY UNI knee system on Blue Belt's Navio system...Rotation Medical financing...Mariel Therapeutics to acquire Stryker's BMP-7 assets...Biomet issued subpoena...Dallen Medical receives product clearance...Breg, Exactech, RTI launch products...Cartiva, Paradigm Spine publish clinical results...MicroPort enters development agreement with MB Innovations more

Blue Belt enters into a commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew to bring the JOURNEY UNI Knee to the Navio Surgical System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 10, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies, a robotics-assisted surgical technology company, today announced a world-wide commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology business, to support their JOURNEY UNI knee system on Blue Belt’s Navio Surgical System. The Navio system has... more

Mariel Therapeutics to Acquire Stryker's BMP-7 Assets BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 9, 2014

The biopharmaceutical company, Mariel Therapeutics, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stryker's Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 (BMP-7) assets, intended for the potential treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and other organ fibrosis conditions, lupus, and obesity. BMP-7, which... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Jul-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 3, 2014

Amedica funding...Stryker to acquire Small Bone Innovations...Expanding Orthopedics, Rewalk Robotics, TiGenix receive product approvals...FTC requires more info on Zimmer/Biomet transaction...Aurora Spine, Baxano, RTI announce first product surgical uses...Zimmer launches product...Integrity Life Sciences acquires Axiom IP...Ampio Pharmaceuticals clinical trial...Benvenue appointment more

FDA Approves the ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 2, 2014

ReWalk Robotics received marketing approval from the U.S. FDA for its ReWalk Personal System for home and community use. The ReWalk device is a custom-fit, wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with lower... more


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