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February 2015

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-Feb-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Anika Therapeutics, DJO Global, Globus Medical, Integra LifeSciences, NuVasive, Tornier, Wright Medical report earnings... Globus Medical to acquire Branch Medical Group... Weigao Ortho spin off and IPO...Regulatory news for McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations, Providence Medical Technology... Appointments at OrthAlign, ChoiceSpine more

Weigao to Spin Off Ortho Subsidiary in IPO BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Company announced plans to spin off the Weigao Ortho subsidiary business and list on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company filed a preliminary prospectus... more

Globus Medical to Acquire Branch Medical Group BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Globus Medical entered into an agreement to acquire a third party manufacturer of high precision medical devices, Branch Medical Group, Inc (BMG) for $52.9 million in cash, on a cash-free, debt-free basis. This represents 2.3x BMG's 2014 sales of $23.3... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Feb-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Exactech, LDR Holdings, Mazor Robotics, Medtronic report financial results... Ferring Pharmaceuticals acquired BioSET...Invuity equity financing, Precision Spine debt refinancing...Regulatory news from Dallen Medical, Medtronic, Siimplify Medical, Sonoma Orthopedic Products... Blue Belt Technology product update...Cerapedics clinical study more

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Acquires BioSurface Engineering Technologies BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Ferring Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of BioSurface Engineering Technologies Inc. (BioSET), a developer of biomimetic growth factor peptide medical devices intended to regenerate bone and improve soft tissue repair. Under the terms of the transaction,... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces 1,000 Navio Assisted Partial Knee Replacements BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company specializing in solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the 1,000th partial knee replacement procedure performed using their Navio® Surgical System. The case was performed by Dr. Michael Higgins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Sentera CarePlex Hospital... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Feb-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 13, 2015

RTI Surgical reports earnings... Safe Orthopaedics prices IPO... Depuy Synthes acquried Olive Medical Corporation, Zimmer updates EC... Titan Spine regulatory approval... Product Introduction and Updates from Aurora Spine, Biomet Orthopedics... Intellectual Property news from Mesoblast; Vexim... SpineGuard collaborates with Neuro France Implants more

DePuy Synthes Acquired Olive Medical Corporation BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Depuy Synthes acquired Olive Medical Corporation, a provider of high definition, arthoscopic visualization systems for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Olive Medical's camera control unit and camera head capture full HD video, and... more

Zimmer Updates European Commission on Pending Biomet Merger BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Zimmer proposed a revised remedy package to the European Commission (EC). It is generally consistent with the company's last submission, in which Zimmer proposed the divestiture of one unicompartmental knee brand and one elbow brand in the European Economic Area... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Feb-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Precision Spine, Seikagau Corportation, Smith & Nephew report financial results... K2M, Trice Medical funding... Amendia, ChoiceSpine M&A... Regulatory news from Amedica, BioStructures, MedShape, OrthAlign, Precision Spine, SpineGuard... Product introduction and updates from DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, VEXIM... Implanet, SpineGuard patents... Distribution agreements from Misonix, Arthrex... U.S. FDA Commissioner stepping down more

U.S. FDA Commissioner Announced Resignation BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. FDA, announced on Thursday that she is stepping down in March 2015. Dr. Hamburg led the FDA for almost six years and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May 2009. She told... more

Dental News Roundup January 2015 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Align, Zimmer report earnings... Henry Schein acquired Professional Transitions... Patterson Companies operations update... Distribution agreements for Henry Schein, Patterson Companies more

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