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December 2014

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Dec-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 31, 2014

Cotera equity offering...India's government removes approval requirement for foreign companies to fully acquire domestic medical device companies...Carmell Therapeutics receives patent...Osiris enters partnership with Stryker...Micron Products enters manufacturing agreement with New Era Orthopaedics more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Dec-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 24, 2014

Bio2 product clearance...K2M product update...3-D has the ability to change the present business model of the prosthetic and orthotic markets more

3-D Printing Has the Ability to Change the Prosthetics Market BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 23, 2014

3-D printing has the ability to change the present business model of the prosthetic and orthotic medical device markets. Medical devices in these industries are traditionally created by a doctor and cost patients thousands of dollars. 3-D printers will allow... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Dec-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 19, 2014

LDR, OrthogenRx, Sonoma Orthopedic, Zyga financings...AxioMed to be acquired by KICVentures...New Zealand and Australia to not create single regulatory agency...EOS imaging, Karmed Saglik product approvals...Kaiser Permanente and other registries' efficacy study...Expanding orthopedics, SDRI distribution agreements...Baxano bankruptcy update...K2M relocation more

Dental Roundup November 2014 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, DECEMBER 18, 2014

Sirona reports financial results...Patterson Companies to acquire Hold Dental Supply...Align Technology launches new product and expands product line...Henry Schein Board appointment more

LDR to Raise a Potential $150M Through Shelf Registration Process BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 15, 2014

LDR filed to raise up to $150 million in new capital through a "shelf” registration process utilizing any combination of offerings of common and preferred stock, debt securities or warrants. As the registration is valid for up to three years,... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Dec-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 12, 2014

Aurora Spine reports financial results...Flower Orthopedics stock sale...Symmetry Surgical seperates from Symmetry Medical...FDA postpones panel on Vertiflex spacer...Aurora Spine, DePuy, THINK Surgical, SpineGuard, VEXIM receive product clearances...Hunter Medical launches elbow system, Lima Corporate Miniums, Spine product updates...IlluminOss recieves two patents...Stryker settlement...Intrinsic Therapeutics trial enrollment...Researchers develop new method to regenerate the human meniscus...BONESUPPORT and Orthocell partnership more

Researchers Develop New Method to Regenerate the Human Meniscus BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 12, 2014

A team of researchers at Columbia University Medical Center describe a newly developed methodology in a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, to replace the human meniscus utilizing a personalized 3-D printed implant (scaffold) infused with human growth factors. Damaged... more

Symmetry Surgical Completes Separation from Symmetry Medical BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 12, 2014

Symmetry Surgical Inc. completed its separation from Symmetry Medical Inc., which was sold to Tecomet for $450 million in cash or 1.4x LTM revenues. Symmetry Surgical will focus on the reusable general surgical instrument market and begin trading on the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Dec-14 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 5, 2014

Conventus, Medtronic, SIRAKOSS funding...Histogenics IPO...Autocam Medical, Cardinal Health, Medtronic, Zimmer M&A updates...Benvenue Medical, Interventional Spine, SuperSonic Imagine receive product clearances...BioMedical Enterprises, Signus Medizintechnik, Zyga product launches...Spineology receives patent...Bonutti Skeletal files suit against Globus Medical...Ceterix, Cytori Therapeutics, Zyga clinical updates...IMPLANET US Medical Innovations distribution agreements...Aastrom operational updates more

Medtronic Receives Regulatory Clearances for Covidien Acquisition BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 4, 2014

Medtronic announced it has received antitrust clearances from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), European Commission (EC), Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB), Chinese Ministry of Commerce (CMC) and South Korean Fair Trade Commission (SKFTC), regarding its $43 billion pending acquisition of... more

Histogenics Prices IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 4, 2014

Histogenics priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 5.9 million shares of common stock at a price of $11.00 per share, raising total proceeds of $65 million. This equates to an enterprise value of approximately $139 million. The final terms... more


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