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October 2015

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Oct-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, OCTOBER 30, 2015

Smith & Nephew enters into an agreement to acquire Blue Belt Technologies...Anika Therapeutics, Exactech, IMPLANET, NuVasive, RTI Surgical, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Zimmer Biomet reported financial results...Stryker prices debt offering...Greatbatch completes acquisition of Lake Region Medical...Nextremity acquires foot fusion technology from Del Palma Orthopedics...Globus product launch...Regenexx receives patent...Zyga reimbursement update...A-SPINE enters supply agreement with Jiangsu IDEAL...Verticel enters supply agreement with Matricel...Alphatec Spine Announces Retirement of James R. Glynn From Its Board of Directors; Donald A. Williams Appointed Audit Committee Chairman more

Smith & Nephew Makes Strategic Investment in Surgical Robotics with Acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces it has agreed to acquire Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. (“Blue Belt Technologies”) for $275 million, securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery. “Our experience... more

Alphatec Spine Announces Retirement of James R. Glynn From Its Board of Directors; Donald A. Williams Appointed Audit Committee Chairman BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 29, 2015

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, announced that James R. Glynn is retiring as a member of the board of directors and Audit Committee Chairman, effective November 2,... more

Stryker Prices $750M Debt Offering BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 28, 2015

Stryker priced an offering to sell $750 million in senior unsecured notes with a 2025 maturity and an annual coupon rate of 3.375%. The company intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay $200 million of existing commercial... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Oct-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

LDR, Meditech Spine, Simplify Medical, Stryker regulatory updates...Nanvois, SeaSpine, product updates and introductions...BONESUPPORT, Soft Tissue Regeneration published study results...IlluminOss collaboration with Orthovative more

New Zealand to Introduce New Legislation Regulating the Country's Medical Device Market by 2016 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 22, 2015

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand will introduce new legislation to its parliament in 2016 to overhaul and modernize the country's regulatory system overseeing drug, medical device and cell and tissue therapies. The refurbished regulatory system will replace New... more

The U.S. House of Representatives Passes Clinical Trials Compensation Bill BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 20, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives approved new legislation that would compensate patients that take part in clinical studies of rare diseases or conditions. The bill, called "Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015", would allow patients with rare diseases... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 15-Oct-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

LDR, NuVasive, Safe Orthopaedics regulatory updates...4WEB, Alphatec Holdings, Amedica, Benvenue, Bioventus, DePuy Synthes, Exactech, Intelligent Implant Systems, Joimax, K2M, LifeSpine, Nanovis, Providence Medical Technology, Spine Wave product introductions and updates...Titan Spine published study results...Amendia enterted strategic venture with Prominic...Global Orthopaedics utilizes Materialise device...Ziehm co-marketing agreement with Stryker more

President Obama Nominates Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 15, 2015

President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), replacing Margaret Hamburg who resigned in March of this year. Dr. Robert Califf's nomination is subject to Senate confirmation, but if... more

Alphatec Spine Introduces New Titanium-Coated PEEK Interbody Fusion System BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 13, 2015

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, announced that the first surgical case utilizing the Battalion Universal Spacer System in the U.S. has been successfully completed. Battalion features polyetheretherketone... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 8-Oct-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, OCTOBER 8, 2015

SpineGuard reports financial results...Xtant Medical receives grant...Integra closes acquisition of Tornier product lines...Medtronic frees up $9.3 billion in overseas capital...ConforMIS, Innov'spine, MicroPort, Vertera Spine regulatory updates...Atlas Spine, ECA Medical, Episurf, Exactech, Life Spine, Smith & Nephew, Vertebral Technologies product updates... Orthopedic Innovations license agreement with DJO Global... BONESUPPORT clinical results...Stephen Ubl steps down as CEO of AdvaMED more

Medtronic Restructuring Frees Up $9.3B in Assets for General Corporate Purposes BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 7, 2015

As part of its $47 billion acquisition of Covidien PLC, Medtronic re-domiciled its legal headquarters from Fridley, MN, to Ireland earlier this year. The company cites that this move enhances spending flexibility and confidence in its ability to meet financial... more

Stephen Ubl to Step Down from AdvaMed to Join PhRMA BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 7, 2015

Stephen Ubl, the current President & CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the leading lobbyist/trade group for the medical device industry, will step down from his post at AdvaMed (effective October 15th) to join the Pharmaceutical Research &... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Oct-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, OCTOBER 1, 2015

Naovis Spine receives NIH grant...EOS image acquisition...Lima to acquire certain Zimmer systems...Wright Medical/Tornier merger completed...SpineGuard product approval...Alphatec Spine Launches Alphatec Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix in the U.S...Bone Therapeutics, Cartiva, Ellipse Technologies, Exactech, K2M, Sonoma Orthopedics, Stryker product updates...NovaBone receives patent...Bonutti Skeletal enters settlement with Zimmer Biomet...Xenco Medicalstudy results...Lima, NOVADAQ, OrthoCyte collaboration agreements more

Alphatec Spine Launches Alphatec Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix in the U.S. BY EDITOR, OCTOBER 1, 2015

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, announced that the first patient surgical implantation of the Alphatec Neocore Osteoconductive Matrix, a synthetic scaffold for the regeneration of bone, was... more

Wright Medical and Tornier Complete Merger BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 1, 2015

Wright Medical and Tornier announced the completion of all-stock merger between the two companies. The transaction was first announced in October 2014. Under the terms of the merger agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tornier merged with and into Wright Medical... more


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