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November 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Nov-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 26, 2014

Amedica offering...Corin to Acquire Optimized Ortho...Vivex Biomedical to acquire assets from the University of Miami's Tissue Bank...FDA to delay unique device identifier labeling rule...OrthoGrid launches HipGrid more

Corin Group to Acquire Optimized Ortho BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 26, 2014

Corin Group entered into an agreement to acquire Optimized Ortho, an Australian orthopedics company that provides various technologies for improving orthopedic implant component positioning for total hip and knee arthroplasty. Optimized Ortho's key technology is its Optimized Positioning System (OPS),... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Nov-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Medtronic reports financial results...Histogenics files proposed IPO range...Axiomed Spine sold by investors...CoorsTek Medical to acquire Nanosurfaces Industries...Update on Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet...Aurora Spine, Spineart receive product clearance...Bacterin listing update...Blue Belt receives Frost & Sullivan's 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Navio device...Biomet, Exactech product updates...Royal Oak Medical, Stryker product launches...Dignity Health settlement...IlluminOss, Zyga Technology clinical updates...Bone Therapeutics and Kasios enter collaboration more

Blue Belt Technologies Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Blue Belt Technologies, a robotic-assisted surgical technology company, announced that it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Orthopedic Surgery. The award represents Blue Belt’s achievements for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic... more

Dental News Roundup Aug - Oct 2014 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, NOVEMBER 19, 2014

ALGN, XRAY, HSIC, STMN, ZMH report earnings...Henry Schein Funding...M&A from Nobel Biocare, Henry Schein, Straumann, and Keystone Industries...Product Introductions from BioHorizons, Align, MicroDental and 3M ESPE ... Legal news from Nobel... Operations news from Dentsply, and Henry Schein... Collaboration news from Bregal Partners and Dental Partners, and from Straumann and Patterson Dental... Education news from Sirona more

Histogenics Proposes Terms for IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Histogenics filed to raise between $56 million and $64 million through a previously announced initial public offering (IPO), by offering 4.3 million shares of common stock at a proposed price range of $13-$15 a share. At the midpoint of the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Nov-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Aastrom Biosciences reports financial results...Valorem Surgical to acquire stake in NHS Bio and form JV...Anika reimbursement update...InnoTERE, Integra, K2M, MEDICREA, Titan Spine, Zimmer receive product clearances...DePuy Synthes, Globus, Integra, Invuity, Novabone, Precision Spine, Southern Spine, Stryker, Thompson MIS, Tyber Medical launch products...Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation receives patent...Cartiva, Eminent Spine, LDR, Orthofix, RTI, Zyga clinical updates...4WEB Medical milestone...Baxano files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy more

Researchers Develop Novel Medical Device Coating That Repels Blood and Bacteria BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

In a recent study published in Nature Biotechnology, researchers at Harvard University described a newly developed medical device surface coating designed to prevent blood clot formation. After testing the coating on more than 20 different medical surfaces including plastic, glass... more

Baxano Surgical Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Baxano Surgical filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, effected in order to facilitate a going concern sale of the Baxano Surgical minimally invasive products under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. In... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Nov-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Amedica, Bacterin, In'Tech Medical, Integra, LDR, Seikagaku, Wright Medical reported financial results...Amedica, Bacterin, Bone Biologics, OrthAlign financings...Integra to divest Spine business...EOS imaging, FH Orthopedics, SpineFrontier, Wright Medical product approvals...BioMedical Enterprises, Centinel Spine, DePuy Synthes, Intelligent Implant Systems product launches...Smith & Nephew, Howmedica legal updates...Orthocell, SI-BONE clinical updates...OrthoAccel new partnership with Focus Ortho more

OrthoAccel First to Partner with Focus Ortho, Integrating AcceleDent FastTrac Usage Report into Innovative Software BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 6, 2014

The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Focus Ortho, a cloud-based practice management system that enables AcceleDent providers to upload patients' FastTrac Usage Reports. AcceleDent is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared, prescription-only Class II medical device... more

Integra Lifesciences to Divest Spine Business BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Integra Lifesciences announced plans to conduct a spin off of its Spine business to Integra shareholders on a tax-free basis, creating a new publicly traded spinal hardware and orthobiologics company called "SeaSpine". SeaSpine will concentrate on developing a product portfolio... more


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