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August 2015

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 27-Aug-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 27, 2015

Episurf Medical reports financial results...Providence Medical Technology, SPR Therapeutics financings...Greatbatch to acquire Lake Region Medical...BIOMATLANTE, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Xtant Medical, receive product approvals...Stryker elbow system recall...Amedica, Conventus Orthopedics, MicroPort Orthopedics product launches...Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) suit ruling...SI-BONE clinical publications...Researchers conduct study on new/alternative limb-lengthening technique...ECM Medical distribution agreement...NuVasive, ulrich medical operations updates more

Greatbatch to Acquire Lake Region Medical for $1.7B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 27, 2015

Greatbatch entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lake Region Medical, a medical device developer in the cardio & vascular and advanced surgical markets, for approximately $1.73 billion in cash and stock, or 2.1x LTM revenues of $806 million, or... more

Researchers Conduct Study on New Limb-lengthening Technique BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 25, 2015

Researchers at Loyola University Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have conducted a study on a new/alternative limb-lengthening technique that provides patients a less burdensome recovery period while maintaining good-to-excellent outcomes. This technique can help prevent the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Aug-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 20, 2015

aap Implantate, Amedica, SeaSpine report financial results...Kuros Biosurgery, LDR financings...Theragen acquires Neurotech NA...Aurora Spine, Tyber Medical receive product approvals...OrthoPediatircs, OsteoMed Spine product updates...TLIF settles with Biomet...Moody's raises outlook for U.S. medical device industry from Stable to Positive...Extremity Medical enters distribution agreement with Neosteo more

Moody's Raises U.S. Medical Device Market Rating from Stable to Positive BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 20, 2015

Moody's Investors Service has raised its outlook for the U.S. medical products and devices industry from "Stable" to "Positive" due to sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the commercialization of new products, and an uptick in growth of hospital admissions. In... more

Theragen Announces Acquisition of Neurotech North America BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 19, 2015

Theragen entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Neurotech North America, a manufacturer of non-invasive stimulation products for orthopedics and spine indications, and subsidiary of Bio-Medical Research, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Theragen gains access of the commercial... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Aug-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 13, 2015

ConforMIS, Titan Spine, Vericel, Xtant Medical (FKA Bacterin) report financial results...LDR prices $80 million public follow-on offering...Ortho RTi acquisition...Report demonstrating that the FDA is on Track for Expediting Access to Medical Devices...Amedica, CyMedica Orthopedics, Stryker, Zyga receive product clearances...SeaSpine product launch...Lima Corporate distribution agreement with OrthAlign...Invuity appointment more

Researchers are Developing Biodegradable Implants from Novel Biomaterials BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 13, 2015

Researchers at the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering are developing novel implantable medical devices out of bioresorbable metal alloys for bone fixation. Treatment of complex bone fractures commonly requires metal... more

FDA on Track for Expediting Access to Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 12, 2015

According to an EP Vantage report, the FDA has cleared 26 devices with either premarket approval (PMA) or a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) in 1H:15, putting the regulatory agency on track this year to approve the most medical devices than... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Aug-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 6, 2015

Alphatec Spine, Greatbatch, K2M, LDR, Orthofix, Seikagaku, Tornier report financial results...Integra Lifesciences prices public offering...Bacterin completes acquisition of X-spine...Greatbatch to divest QiG Group...LinkSPINE product milestone...ConforMIS presents study results...CMS issues final IPPS rules for FY2016...Tyber relocates headquarters more

Greatbatch Files to Divest its Entire QiG Group BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 5, 2015

Greatbatch filed a Form 10 registration statement for a tax-free spin-off of its QiG Group, creating a new publicly traded company to be called Nuvectra Corporation. Nuvectra will be a neuromodulation medical device company initially focused on the development and... more

CMS Issues Final IPPS Regulation Changes for FY2016 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 3, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for the FY2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), which sets Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient procedures at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). The... more

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