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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

September 2015

Lima Corporate to Acquire Zimmer Knee and Elbow Line Rights in Japan BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Lima Corporate entered into an agreement with Zimmer Biomet to acquire Zimmer's Unicompartmental High Flex Knee (ZUK) and the Discovery Elbow systems for the Japanese market. This transaction is in accordance with the conditional clearance from the Japan Fair Trade... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Sep-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Alphatec Spine launches its Arsenal Osteotomy Instrument Set...Aperian Biologics public offering...Ceterix, Conventus, DeGen Medical, IMPLANT received product approvals...Invuity launches product...LifeSpine, Xtant Medical, Zyga receive patents...Orthofix publishes study results...Study pinpoints a specific gene that plays a significant role in the development of Osteoporosis...Cutting Edge Spine appoints sales manager more

Bone Density Gene Identified BY JOHN MCCORMICK, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

It is widely known that genetics plays an important role in determining susceptibility to osteoporsis. Last week, the science journal Nature published a large scale gene sequencing study that investigates the role genes play in determining bone mineral density (BMD)... more

Alphatec’s Arsenal Spinal Fixation System Further Expanded to Address Broader Market BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, announced that the Company has launched its Arsenal Osteotomy Instrument Set, further expanding the Arsenal Spinal Fixation System launched earlier this year.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Sep-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Medicrea reports financial results...Collagen Solutions acquires ChrondroMimetic product line... DENTSPLY to acquire Sirona Dental...Orchid Orthopedic to acquire Alhenia...GRAFTYS, Mathys, Precision Spine, Spinal Elements receive product approvals...Bone Solutions receives patent...Cartiva clinical update...Histogenics partnership with Collagen Solution...Z-Medical partnership with WebOps...Ellipse Technologies appointments more

DENTSPLY to Acquire Sirona Dental for $5.3B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

DENTSPLY International entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sirona Dental Systems in an all-stock transaction for an enterprise value of $5.3 billion, valuing Sirona at 4.7x LTM revenues of $1.1 billion, or 16.5x LTM adjusted EBITDA of $323 million.... more

Orchid Orthopedic Announces Acquisition of Alhenia AG BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Orchid Orthopedic entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alhenia AG, a Swiss-based provider of machined and coated orthopedic implants. Alhenia provides machined components, bio-compatible coatings and finishing services to device manufacturers in the hip, knee, spine and extremities markets... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Sep-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies announces commercial support for Smith & Nephew's ZUK unicompartmental knee system for the Navio...Blue Belt Technologies announces first Navio-assisted partial knee replacement performed utilizing Smith & Nephews's ZUK unicompartmental knee...Amedica financing...Beijing AK, ChoiceSpine, Episurf Medical, Nextremity Solutions, Xtant Medical product approvals...CoNextions Medical, Expanding Orthopedics, icotec product updates...Amendia, Nextremity Solutions, Orthopedic Innovations intellectual property updates... Bonutti Skeletal resolves Smith & Nephew suit...Regenexx clinical update... Globus appointments more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio Case Utilizing Smith & Nephew’s ZUK Unicompartmental Knee BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company specializing in advanced technology solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the first Navio-assisted partial knee replacement performed utilizing Smith & Nephew’s ZUK unicompartmental (uni) knee. The case was performed by Dr. Michael Miranda, a... more

Blue Belt Technologies Announces Support for Smith & Nephew’s ZUK Knee on the Navio Surgical System BY EDITOR, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company specializing in advanced technology solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced commercial support for Smith & Nephew’s ZUK unicompartmental (uni) knee on Blue Belt’s Navio robotics-assisted system. The ZUK is a clinically established uni knee... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Sep-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Aurora Spine, Medtronic report financial results...Integra to acquire Tornier ankle and toe replacement systems...ConforMIS instrumentation recall...Hyprevention, K2M, NovaBone, Rhode Orthopedic Group, Wright Medical receive product clearances...Intellijoint Surgical product launch...Arthrosurface, Sonoma Orthopedic clinical results...Titan Spine distribution agreement with MBA Incorporado more

Integra to Acquire U.S. Rights to Tornier Ankle and Toe Replacement Systems BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Integra LifeSciences entered into a definitive agreement with Tornier to acquire the U.S. rights to Tornier's Salto Talaris and Salto XT ankle replacement products and Tornier's Futura silastic toe replacement products. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, Integra also... more

Wright Medical Receives FDA Clearance for its Premarket Approval Application of its AUGMENT Bone Graft BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Wright Medical announced that its BioMimetic subsidiary received approval from the FDA for its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for its AUGMENT Bone Graft, indicated as an alternative to autograft for ankle and/or hindfoot fusion procedures. AUGMENT is the first clinically... more


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