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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

March 2015

Zimmer Receives Conditional Clearance from the European Commission to Acquire Biomet BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 30, 2015

The European Commission (EC) cleared Zimmer's proposed $13.4 billion cash/stock acquisition of Biomet, on the condition that the combined company sell three of its European businesses. Under the terms of the conditional clearance by the EC, Zimmer will need to... more

Leading Orthodontists to Advance Accelerated Treatment at AAO 2015 BY EDITOR, MARCH 29, 2015

OrthoAccel Announces Micro-Lecture Schedule for American Association of Orthodontics 2015 Annual Session. more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Mar-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 27, 2015

Funding news from Flower Orthopedics; OrthoSensor... Zimmer cleared for Biomet acquisition in Japan...Product News from Cayenne Medical; ConfirMIS; Depuy Synthes; DJO Surgical; Exactec; Intellijoint Surgical; Medacta; New Era Orthopedics (NEO); Smith & Nephew; Stryker; X-spine; Zyga Technology... Regulatory approval for K2M... Clinical news from FORCE-TJR; Implanet... Distribution agreements from Depuy; Synergy Disc Replacement... more

Robotics Coming to a Head at Strategics BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 27, 2015

At the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedics (AAOS) annual meeting this week, Stryker announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a total hip arthroplasty application for its MAKO surgical robotic system. With this approval, Stryker will now... more

FORCE-TJR Completes Database Tracking Implant Performance and Patient Function BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 27, 2015

FORCE-TJR (Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement) completed their database tracking implant performance and improvement of patient pain and physical function. The project identified and modeled risk adjusted benchmarks, including patient risk factors, and other... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Mar-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 19, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Performed in Australia and First Navio-assisted GRU Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Global Orthopaedics Technology)...Bacterin, K2M report financial results...Implanet equity offering... M.H. Carnegie acquired Simplify Medical... Regulatory news from Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Simplify Medical... Product Updates from Blue Belt Technologies, Zimmer... Legal news from Biomet...Bacterin distribution agreement more

Researchers in Development of New Antimicrobial Nanotechnology to Address Orthopedic Implant Infection BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 19, 2015

A team of biomedical engineers at NC State University are in the process of developing battery-activated, antimicrobial nanotechnology built directly into orthopedic implants in order to address the risks of Surgical Site Infections (SSI's). SSI's occur due to bacteria such... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Performed in Australia and First Navio-assisted GRU Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Global Orthopaedics Technology) BY EDITOR, MARCH 18, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the first Navio-assisted surgery performed in Australia and the first implanted Navio-assisted GRU Knee System from corporate partner Global Orthopaedics Technology. The procedure was performed... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Mar-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 13, 2015

Zimmer to sell $7.65 billion of senior notes... Regulatory news from Life Spine, Tornier, Vexim... Intellectual Property news from Minimus Spine... Clinical results from SI-Bone... Bacterin distribution agreement more

Dental News Roundup February 2015 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 12, 2015

MicroDental Research Triangle Laboratory Adds New Services and Two Lab Industry Leaders...Dentsply, Henry Schein, Sirona, Straumann report earnings...Cressey & Company makes majority investment in Dental Services Group; Straumann to acquire Valoc...Product introductions and updates from Align Technologies, Dental Wings, Nobel Biocare, Straumann... Align Technology and Sirona collaboration more

MicroDental Research Triangle Laboratory Adds New Services and Two Lab Industry Leaders BY EDITOR, MARCH 11, 2015

Research Triangle introduced expanded services and the addition of two dental laboratory industry leaders. A prominent cosmetic full-mouth and advanced implant laboratory, MicroDental Research Triangle is now offering Sleep Apnea Devices, Dentures, Night Guards, posterior Crown and Bridge, and more.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 03-Mar-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, MARCH 5, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Utilizing DePuy Synthes Companies’ SIGMA High Performance Unicondylar Knee System... Alphatec, Amedica, ulrich Medical report earnings... Stryker's Board approves $2 billion share repurchase program...joimax regulatory news... Smith & Nephew acquires Colombian distributor... SI-BONE announced 15,000th procedure using iFuse Implant System...Legal news from Medtronic and NuVasive...LDR entered a new distribution agreement more

Smith & Nephew to Acquire EuroCiencia Colombia BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 4, 2015

Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement to acquire EuroCiencia Colombia (ECC), a Colombian distributor of orthopedic reconstruction, trauma and sports medicine medical devices. ECC has been the solitary distributor of Smith & Nephew’s products in Colombia since 2006, and... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Utilizing DePuy Synthes Companies’ SIGMA High Performance Unicondylar Knee System BY EDITOR, MARCH 2, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the first Navio-assisted SIGMA High Performance Unicondylar Knee surgery (DePuy Synthes Companies, Warsaw IN). The procedure was performed by Dr. Brian Hamlin, Orthopedic Surgeon at... more


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