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October 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 31, 2014

Alphatec Spine, Anika, CONMED, Globus, Greatbatch, IMPLANET, K2M, Mazor Robotics, NuVasive, Ossur, RTI, Smith & Nephew, Symmetry Medical, Tornier report financial results...Avitus Orthopaedics, Blue Belt financings...Globus to Acquire Transplant Technologies of Texas...Wright Medical and Tornier agree to merger...Centric Medical, Dallen Medical, MicroDental, Zyga receive prodcut clearance...Bacterin product launch...Biomet settlement...LDR clinical results...Zimmer announces future executive leadership team and organizational structure more

Blue Belt Technologies Closes $40 Million in Debt Financing from CRG BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 30, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. and CR Group (“CRG”) announced that they have closed a senior secured term loan for up to $40 million of capital. Blue Belt Technologies is an orthopaedic surgical technology company with a focus on commercializing the... more

Last Chance to Complete the HealthpointCapital Reader Survey BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 29, 2014

The 2014 HealthpointCapital reader survey closes on October 31st. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete our brief, five-question survey. Your answers help shape our musculoskeletal coverage. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win... more

MicrO2 Sleep Apnea Device by MicroDental Laboratories and FDA cleared, is now Registered for Sale in Canada BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 28, 2014

MicroDental Laboratories announced that MicrO2 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device, which the FDA has granted 510k approval, is now also available for sale in Canada. The first CAD/CAM milled Obstructive Sleep Apnea device, the MicrO2 offers dentists a new, innovative option... more

Wright Medical and Tornier Agree to Merger BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 28, 2014

Wright Medical Group and Tornier N.V. entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Wright and Tornier will merge in an all stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $3.3 billion, or 5.5x LTM revenues. Under the terms... more

Globus Medical to Acquire Transplant Technologies of Texas BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 27, 2014

Globus Medical entered into an agreement to acquire the allograft tissue processor, Transplant Technologies of Texas, Ltd. (TTOT). TTOT is a provider of sterile human tissue products including bone allografts, biomaterials, soft tissue products, machined spine implants, demineralized bone matrix... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Exactech, Stryker, Victrex, Zimmer report financial results...ZipLine Medical financing...Bone Biologics reverse merger...Materialise acquires OrthoView...SafeWire receives European regulatory product approval...Aesculap, Bacterin, Medtronic, Orthopaedic Implant Company, X-spine Systems launch products...Expanding Orthopedics receives patent...Bacterin, Cerapedics study results...Aurora Spine enters partnership with Sentio...Osiris enters partnership with Arthrex...CMS releases Open Payments database...Life Spine relocates HQ...Seikagaku establishes U.S. office...Mazor Robotics appointment more

Materialise Acquires OrthoView for Up to $12.3M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Materialise NV entered into an agreement to acquire the U.K.-based OrthoView Holdings Limited, a leading provider of 2-D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions for orthopedic surgeons for an enterprise value of up to £7.6 million ($12.3 million), or 2.3x... more

Mazor Appoints CEO of U.S. Subsidiary BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 23, 2014

Mazor Robotics appointed Christopher Prentice, the company's current Senior Vice President, America & Global Marketing, as the CEO of Mazor Robotics, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Mazor Robotics. Mr. Prentice joined Mazor in 2010 after holding leadership positions with Johnson... more

HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate! BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 20, 2014

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 16, 2014

Johnson & Johnson reports financial results...Update on Zimmer's acquisition of Biomet...Becton Dickinson to Acquire CareFusion...Bioventus to acquire OsteoAMP product line...Breg to merge with United Orthopedic Group...FDA guidance on custom medical devices...Episurf, Precision Spine receive product approval...Aurora Spine, Globus, Spine Wave, Smith & Nephew launch products...Aastrom Biosciences corporate changes...VEXIM initiates trial...nanoMAG's new agreement...Amedica's new distribution agreement with Spinal Kinetics more

FDA Issued Final Guidance on Custom Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 15, 2014

The FDA issued a new final guidance document intended to clarify the process by which manufacturers of "custom" medical devices can comply with federal regulations. While much of the final guidance is identical to the January 2014 draft, there have... more

Bioventus to Acquire OsteoAMP Product Line from Advanced Biologics BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 15, 2014

Bioventus entered into an agreement to acquire the OsteoAMP product line from Advanced Biologics. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioventus will acquire the intellectual property, commercial business, research and development (R&D) and product supply (which could lead to future... more

BioHorizons Introduces MinerOss X, Family of Xenograft Products BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 10, 2014

BioHorizons, an oral reconstructive device company, announced the launch of MinerOss® X, a family of xenograft products for dental implant site development procedures. The MinerOss® X family includes cancellous or cortical particulate, a moldable collagen block, and a cancellous particulate... more

Becton Dickinson to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 9, 2014

Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CareFusion Corporation for $58.00 a share in cash and stock, equating to a total enterprise value of $12.2 billion, or 3.2x LTM revenues, or 13.4x LTM Adjusted EBITDA.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 9, 2014

Biomet reports financial results...Mazor Robotics reports system sales figures...Consensus Orthopedics, TransEnterix raise capital...Histogenics IPO...AxioMed Spine reported to be soliciting an acquirer...Medtronic changes structure of acquisition of Covidien...Stryker closes acquisition of Small Bone Innovations...Regulatory change in Ukraine...MindwaysCT, Spineart receive product clearance...ReGen Biologics, RTI Surgical product update...OrthAlign, Zavation launch products...aap Implantate receives patent...Biologic Therapies, Bone Therapeutics clinical updates...SI-BONE establishes German unit...Teleflex to expand Czech facilities...Amedica, Misonix appointments more

Histogenics Proposes $65M IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 8, 2014

Histogenics Corporation filed an S-1 to raise up to $65 million through an 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. Histogenics' principal... more

Medtronic to Utilize External Debt to Finance Its Acquisition of Covidien BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 6, 2014

Medtronic disclosed that it intends to use approximately $16 billion in external financing to complete its previously announced $43 billion acquisition of Covidien plc, rather than utilizing a combination of a $13.5 billion intercompany loan from a foreign subsidiary, and... more

Amedica Appoints New President & CEO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 6, 2014

Amedica Corporation announced the appointment of Dr. Sonny Bal as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Bal has served as a member of Amedica's Board since February 2012, and as its Chairman since August 20th, 2014. He succeeds... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Oct-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 3, 2014

Zimmer to acquire ETEX...Zimmer update on Biomet acquisition...Ellipse Technologies, NEMARIS, SIGNUS receive product clearance...House passes new legislation to repeal and refund 2.3% device tax...Eminent Spine product launch...Acacia Research settlement update with DePuy...Providence Medical receives three patents...DOJ claim against Reliance Medical surgeons and investors...VEXIM preliminary results announced...Histogenics and Interxon form collaboration...Amedica, SI-BONE appointments more

Zimmer to Acquire ETEX Holdings BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 3, 2014

Zimmer Holdings entered into an agreement to acquire ETEX Holdings, Incorporated, a biologics company that develops proprietary nanocrystalline calcium phosphate-based biomaterials for the repair and regeneration of bone damaged by trauma or disease. ETEX offers porous, injectable and moldable bone... more

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