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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

July 2015

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-July-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 31, 2015

Anika, DJO, Exactech, Globus Medical, IMPLANET, Integra Lifesciences, Mazor Robotics, NuVasive, RTI Surgical, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright Medical, Zimmer Biomet report financial results...Intelligent Implant, ISTO Technologies funding updates...Amendia acquires Custom Spine...Bacterin to acquire X-spine Systems...Oxford Performance receives product approval...BioStructures, Centinel Spine, OrthoAlign product updates...NuVasive settles suit with DOJ...Nextremity clinical results...Amedica, BioPoly, Materialise new collaborations more

Amendia Acquired Custom Spine BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 29, 2015

Amendia announced that it acquired of Custom Spine, Inc., a developer of spinal implants and instruments for the treatment of spinal disorders. One of Custom Spine's core technologies is its Pathway articulating vertebral interbody device (AVID), which features three intra-linked... more

Bacterin to Acquire X-spine Systems for $86M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 28, 2015

Bacterin International entered into an definitive agreement to acquire X-spine Systems, Inc., a manufacturer for surgical spinal procedure devices, for an approximate enterprise value of $85.9 million, or 2.0x 2014 revenues of $42.2 million, or 11.7x 2014 EBITDA of $7.3... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 23-July-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 23, 2015

CONMED, GS Medical report earnings... M&A news from Avalign Technologies, Integra LifeSciences, Mindray Medical... Regulatory updates from Captiva Spine, ChoiceSpine, St. Jude Medical... Product introduction & updates from 4WEB Medical, Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Xenco Medical... Silver Bullet Therapeutics receives new patients... Cartiva, Save Orthopedics report clinical news... Episurf Medical operations update... Appointments at IlluminOss Medical, NuVasive, Titan Spine more

Researchers Utilize Nanotechnology to Develop an Antibiotic Delivery Approach to Protect Orthopedic and Dental Implants from Infection BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 23, 2015

Researchers at the University of Sheffield demonstrated that the application of small quantities of antibiotics to the surface between the polymer layers of orthopedic and dental implants can help prevent bacteria and other harmful microorganisms from attaching, and subsequently growing... more

Hospital for Special Surgery Tops List of Best Orthopedic Hospitals BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 21, 2015

U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country this week, and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) topped the list once again in 2015. The only change in the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Jul-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 16, 2015

Johnson & Johnson, Medicrea, Safe Orthopaedics report earnings... K2M funding... Smith & Nephew M&A news... Regulatory news from Cutting Edge Spine, joimax... Product launches from ChoiceSpine, Intellijoint Surgical, Mitek Sports Medicine, Stryker Spine... ApiFix clinical news...Tyber Medical distribution agreement... Collaboration news from CollPlant, Medical Tracking Solutions more

Dental News Roundup June 2015 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 15, 2015

MicroDental Laboratories acquired Rock Creek Dental Ceramics, Ltd, MicroDental Laboratories acquired Phoenix Dental Laboratory.... Patterson, Straumann M&A... SomnoMed 510(k)... MIS Implants product launch... Legal news from 3M, nt-trading... more

Medtronic to Acquire RF Surgical for $235M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 14, 2015

Medtronic entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RF Surgical Systems, a medical device company that has developed a platform for the detection and prevention of retained surgical items such as sponges, towels and gauzes, helping surgeons avoid leaving such... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 09-July-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 9, 2015

OrthoSpace announces the enrollment of its first three patients in its US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal study...SpineGuard reports financial results...ConforMIS concludes IPO...PONTiS Orthopaedics financing...In'Tech Medical, Integra, Lima Corporate, Mindray M&A updates...Amedica, Flower Orthopedics regulatory updates...DeGen medical, FzioMed, Globus, K2M, Lima Corporate, Medtronic, Safe Orthopaedics, SpineFrontier, Spineology product updates...Anika announces clinical results more

MicroDental Laboratories Acquires Phoenix Dental Laboratory BY EDITOR, JULY 9, 2015

MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Phoenix Dental Laboratory based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Effective immediately, Phoenix Dental Laboratory will merge with the company’s MicroDental Hamilton Laboratory to form one... more

Mindray Medical to Acquire Remaining Stake in Dragonbio Surgical for $73M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 7, 2015

Mindray Medical entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 49% stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant Co. for approximately $72.6 million, valuing the total business at $148.2 million. The transaction will be funded through Mindray's existing cash reserves.... more

OrthoSpace Enrolls First Patients in US IDE Study BY EDITOR, JULY 6, 2015

OrthoSpace Ltd. announced the enrollment of the first three patients in its US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal study. The study is a 184 patient randomized, single blinded control study that compares the Company's InSpace biodegradable balloon system to conventional... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 01-July-15 BY MATTHEW JAFFE, JULY 1, 2015

ConforMIS priced IPO, MEDICREA financing...M&A news from DJO, Integra LifeSciences... Regulatory updates from Centinel Spine, Exactech, MX Orthopedics, SpineGuard... Product launch from Spine Wave, Tiber Medical... Clinical news from RepliCel Life Sciences... Appointment news from Medtronic, Orthofix more

ConforMIS Prices IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JULY 1, 2015

ConforMIS priced its initial public offering (IPO), by offering 9.0 million shares of common stock at a price of $15 a share, raising total proceeds of $135 million. This equates to an enterprise value of approximately $632 million, valuing the... more


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