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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

August 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 28, 2014

Canadian government to invest in medical device commercialization center...Integra Lifesciences could be interested in divesting Spine business...Tecomet to acquire 3D Medical...Arthrosurface receives 510(k) approval...Surgeons in China implant first 3-D printed vertebra...Expanding Orthopedics product update...Arthrex settles suit with Parcus Medical...Carmell Therapeutics presents data...MIT Researchers develop new approach to bone regeneration...Amedica elects new Chairman more

Researchers Develop a New Delivery Approach for Bone Regeneration BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 28, 2014

A team of researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to bone regeneration and reconstruction called "layer-by-layer assembly". The approach utilizes a very thin, porous, nanostructured, biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) scaffold sheet that incorporates a polyelectrolyte multilayer coating containing active... more

Integra Lifesciences Expresses Interest to Divest Spine Business BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 27, 2014

Last week, Glenn Coleman the CFO of Integra Lifesciences, expressed to analysts that the company is interested in exploring strategic alternatives for its Spine business. Integra's management team believes that Integra's Spine unit would need a significant investment in order... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 21, 2014

Medtronic reported financial results...Orthofix plans to file restated financial statements...New analysis reveals 2014 PMA review times are twice as quick as 2013...Oxford Performance Materials receives 510(k)...Aesculap launches new product...Researchers develop new shape-memory polymer for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction...Ceterix Orthopaedics announces results...SI-BONE announces reimbursement update more

Researchers Develop New Shape-memory Polymer for Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 21, 2014

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a new shape-memory polymer (SMP) for craniomaxillofacial (head, face or jaw) reconstruction and filling of bone defects. The "self-fitting" material expands with warm salt water and molds to the precise... more

Microdental Laboratories Introduces The Zeus Zirconia Implant-Retained Prosthesis BY EDITOR, AUGUST 20, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories introduced the ZEUS Zirconia Implant-retained Prosthesis (ZIP), a new restorative option for treating the growing population of edentulous patients. Precision milled out of Zirconia utilizing the latest CAD/CAM technology, ZEUS ZIP is designed to offer dentists a durable... more

Premarket Approvals Being Awarded Twice as Quickly This Year Compared to 2013 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 19, 2014

According to new analysis provided by the Evaluate Group, the average premarket approval (PMA) review time in 2014 has been 18.4 months, twice as quick as the average time of 35.9 months in 2013. The Center for Devices and Radiological... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 14, 2014

Blue Belt’s 500th Navio Surgery, aap Implantate, Amedica, Bacterin, Tornier report financial results, Exactech product update...Smith & Nephew unveils new hospital-focused sales model...Lawsuit ismissal against DJO, I-Flow, Orthofix and Stryker upheld...Advanced Biologics, Cellular Biomedicine study updates...MedCom enters co-marketing agreement with OsteoMed...SpineFrontier appoints VP of Sales more

Smith & Nephew Unveils New Discounted, Hospital-focused Sales Model BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 14, 2014

Smith & Nephew unveiled a new hospital-focused sales model that will offer two of the company's primary hip and knee implants through multiyear contracts at an approximate discounted rate of one-third.
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Dental News Roundup July 2014 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, AUGUST 11, 2014

FDA Clears MicroDental's MicrO2 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device... ALGN, XRAY, ZHM Financial Results... BIOLASE Funding... Nobel Biocare M&A... Align Technology Legal Results...Clinical Study on Custom Mouthguards... OrthoAccel Partners with Orthodontext... Nobel Biocare Appointment more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces 500th Navio Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery BY EDITOR, AUGUST 8, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies announces that on August 5th Dr. Jose Bossolo performed the 500th Navio assisted partial knee replacement surgery, worldwide, at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Valley Baptist is a general care facility in Brownsville, Texas and is part of... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 7, 2014

Baxano, Globus, Integra, K2M, LDR, Mazor Robotics, Symmetry Medical, Wright Medical report financial results...Stryker completes acquisition of SBi...Symmetry to sell OEM unit to Tecomet...Minimus Spine receives EC Certificate... Apollo Implants, DJO product updates...Baxano receives two patents...NuVasive suit update...Bacterin, ConforMIS, Halifax clinical trial updates more

Symmetry Medical to Sell OEM Solutions Business to Tecomet for $450M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 6, 2014

Symmetry Medical entered a definitive agreement to sell its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Solutions business to Tecomet, a contract manufacturing, engineering and metal fabrication technology company, for $450 million in cash or 1.4x LTM revenues. Under terms of the agreement,... more

FDA Clears the MicrO2 Sleep Apnea Device by MicroDental Laboratories - the First CAD/CAM Milled Sleep Apnea Device BY EDITOR, AUGUST 6, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories announced that the FDA has cleared the company's MicrO2 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device. The first CAD/CAM milled Obstructive Sleep Apnea device, the MicrO2 offers dentists a new, innovative option for treating the growing number of patients diagnosed with... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Aug-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 1, 2014

Alphatec, Anika, DJO, Exactech, Greatbatch, IMPLANET, In'Tech Medical, Mathys, NuVasive, Ă–ssur, Smith & Nephew report financial results...Orthocell IPO...Medtronic completes acquisition of Visualase...Intellijoint Surgical, K2M, MEDICREA, Medtronic receive product approvals...Aurora, K2M, Smith & Nephew launch products...aap Implantate, Advanced Biologics, Baxano, ConforMIS announce clinical results...SANUWAVE partnership with Premier Shockwave...Sawbones partnership with VirtaMed more


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