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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

September 2014

House Passes Legislation that Both Repeals and Refunds the 2.3% Device Excise Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

In the last action till after the mid-term elections in November, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation that repeals the 2.3% medical device excise tax, demonstrating that the campaign to rescind the device tax continues in... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Orthofix filing update...Andiamo, Baxano, Intrinsic Therapeutics, ReWalk Robotics, Zyga funding updates...Integra, Blackstone M&A activity...Vertiflex, Life Spine, Nanovis Spine, SI-BONE regulatory updates...4WEB Medical, Dallen Medical, DePuy, Materialise, Paragon 28, SafeWire, Spine Wave product updates...DiFusion Technologies, SI-BONE receive patents...NuVasive legal update...BONESUPPORT, Diaxonhit, Rotation Medical clinical trial updates...MiMedx enters distribution agreement with Zimmer more

Blackstone to Acquire Stake in Xinrong Best Medical Instrument for a Reported $100M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

The Blackstone Group entered into an agreement to acquire an unspecified stake in Xinrong Best Medical Instrument Co., a Chinese-based developer of orthopedic implants with Trauma, Spine and Joint applications, for a reported $100 million. Xinrong is planning to target... more

Integra to Acquire Medtronic ENT and Laparoscopy Instrumentation Lines for $60M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Integra LifeSciences entered into an agreement with Medtronic to acquire Medtronic's MicroFrance and Xomed manual Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) and laparoscopy instrumentation lines for approximately $60 million in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, Integra acquires a portfolio... more

ReWalk Robotics Prices IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

ReWalk Robotics priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 3.0 million shares of common stock at a price of $12.00 per share, raising total proceeds of $36 million. This equates to an enterprise value of approximately $155 million. The final... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

DePuy Synthes Announces Agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Agreement enables access to the SIGMA HP Partial Knee on the Navio Surgical System...Nimbic Systems, Spine Pain Management, Tissue Regeneration Systems receive funding...Baxano exploring strategic alternatives...ChoiceSpine, EOS imaging receive 510(k) clearance...Amedica, Aurora Spine, Integra, K2M, Medtronic, NovaBone, Smith & Nephew, Spineology launch products...OMNIlife announces milestone...Orthocell receives patent...Ortho Kinematics enters agreement with Medtronic more

Baxano Surgical Announces it is Exploring Potential Strategic Alternatives BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Baxano Surgical has engaged Houlihan Lokey as its financial advisor to advise it on potential strategic alternatives for business. Management believes the company is an attractive asset as it has made encouraging progress on its major milestones in 2014, including... more

DePuy Synthes Announces Agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. Agreement enables access to the SIGMA HP Partial Knee on the Navio Surgical System BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

DePuy Synthes, the world's largest provider of orthopaedic and neurological solutions, announced today a worldwide commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, a global medical technology company specializing in enabling technologies for orthopaedic surgery. The agreement will enable orthopaedic surgeons to... more

Danaher to Acquire Nobel Biocare for $2.2B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Danaher Corporation entered into an agreement to acquire the Zürich, Switzerland-based Nobel Biocare, the second largest dental implant developer, in an all cash transaction valued at an enterprise value of $2.2 billion, or 3.0x LTM revenues, or 16.0x LTM EBITDA.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic receives grant...ArchiMed acquires MediStream...Cerapedics files PMA...EOS, Mazor Robotics, Trice medical receive product approval...Titan Spine announces warranty...Tyber Medical launches product...CartiHeal, Ceterix Orthopaedics receive patents...Reliance Medical, Smith & Nephew suit updates...Cellular Biomedicine, IMPLANET clinical trial updates...EU creates €1.0 billion ($1.3 billion) fund for research on the use of graphene...Medical device recall report...Geisinger launches three orthopedic programs...Proception Medical enters license agreement for the development of two extremity devices...VEXIM opens U.S. subsidiary...Aurora Spine appointments more

Researchers Reveal Nasal Septum Cells’ Ability to Treat Articular Cartilage Defects BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

A team of researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel, revealed that cartilage cells extracted from the nasal septum, called nasal chondrocytes, not only are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint, but also... more

Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System Receives Approval in China BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Mazor Robotics received approval from the China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) for its Renaissance surgical guidance system, an intraoperative 3-D imaging system intended to assist with the use of surgical instruments in a variety of spine and brain... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Sep-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Ortho Kinematics financing...ReWalk Robotics proposes IPO terms...3D Systems, Arcam acquisitions...EU antitrust regulators to decide on Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet on Oct 3rd...EDGE Orthopaedics, K2M, Medtronic, Ortho Development Corporation, Ranier receive product approval...DePuy recall...Aesculap Biologics, VertiFlex product updates...Carmell Therapeutics, Cellular Biomedicine clinical trial updates...Precision Spine enters development agreement...Arthrex receives government contract...Integra to combine Spine Hardware and Extremities businesses more

ReWalk Robotics Proposes Terms for IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

ReWalk Robotics filed to raise between $54 million and $60 million through a previously 3634">announced initial public offering (IPO), by offering 3.4 million shares of common stock at a proposed price range of $14-$16 a share. At the midpoint of... more

Integra Lifesciences Combines Spine Hardware and Extremities Businesses Under One Executive BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

In response to reports from last week, Integra Lifesciences has notified us that the company is not pursuing any plans to sell its Spine business. However, the company has made modifications to the leadership and organizational structures of its Orthopedics... more

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