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November 2015

CONMED to Acquire SurgiQuest for $265M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 30, 2015

CONMED entered into an agreement to acquire SurgiQuest, Inc., the developer of the surgical access management system, AirSeal, for $265 million, or 6.0x LTM revenues of $44 million. The AirSeal System is an integrated access management technology that is utilized... more

Bioventus to Acquire BioStructures BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Bioventus entered into an agreement to acquire BioStructures LLC, a developer of bioresorbable bone graft products indicated for a range of spinal and orthopedic surgical applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioventus will acquire BioStructures' entire product portfolio, which... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Nov-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Amplitude Surgical, Aurora Spine report financial results... Conventus Orthopaedics, Ellipse Technologies, SI-BONE, Vertebral Technologies, Zyga report funding... Amplitude Surgical, St. Jude Medical received regulatory approvals... Altus Spine launched new device... KATOR, MiMedx report patent updates... Arthrex filed patent infringement lawsuit against Smith & Nephew... Active Implants announces clinical trials... Mobelife entered into distribution agreement with Exatech Australia more

Ellipse Technologies Proposes $75M IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Ellipse Technologies, Inc. filed an S-1 to raise up to $75 million through an initial public offering (IPO) of common shares. The price range and number of shares to be sold in the offering has not yet been determined. The... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 19-Nov-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Amedica, Seaspine report financial results... Orchid Orthopedic Solutions acquires Cam Bioceramics coating facility in China... Moximed, Prosidyan regulatory updates... Nexxt Spine, Nvision product introduction and update.. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized reimbursement...Silver Lake Medical Center and Blue belt Technologies announce collaboration more

CMS Finalizes New Bundled Payment Initiative for Hip/Knee Replacements BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model which will hold hospitals accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries for hip and knee replacements and/or... more

Silver Lake Medical Center and Blue Belt Technologies Announce First Hospital in Los Angeles to Implement CT-free Robotic Orthopedic Surgery BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Silver Lake Medical Center and Blue Belt Technologies announced the completion of the first procedure with the Navio orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries. The Navio system helps Silver Lake Medical Center... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 12-Nov-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Interventional Spine, SI-BONE, VeritFlex regulatory updates... DePuy Synthes launches new program... Amedica clinical results... Orthozon entered distribution agreement with GM Medical Pacific Limited... Bactiguard entered into licensing agreement with Vigilenzx more

Ivy Sports Medicine Announces the First U.S. Implantation of its Collagen Meniscus Implant BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Ivy Sports Medicine announced the first U.S. implantation of its Collagen Meniscus Implant (CMI), a biocompatible scaffold made of highly purified collagen that can be used to reinforce and repair a meniscus defect following partial meniscectomy or for irreparable meniscus... more

Researchers Develop a New Synthetic Bone Grafting Polymer Derived from Cornstarch and Volcanic Ash BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Researchers at Beaumont Hospital have developed a new synthetic bone grafting material that is comprised of plastic derived from cornstarch combined with Montmorillonite clay, a volcanic ash compound. The new polymer is biodegradable and dissolves in the body over an... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 5-Nov-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

Alphatec Holdings, Globus Medical, K2M Group, LDR Holdings, Orthofix, Tornier, Wright Medical reported financial results...Anika Therapeutics, Cerapedics, Materialise, Orthopedic Designs North American, regulatory updates... Implantet receives Brazilian patent...Intellijoint Surgical intellectual update...BME product introduction...Xtant Medical clinical update more

Cerapedics Receives FDA Approval for its i-FACTOR Bone Graft BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

Cerapedics received approval from the FDA for its Premarket Approval (PMA) application of its i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft, indicated for use in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures in patients with degenerative cervical disc disease. i-FACTOR is based... more

Researchers Conduct Study on Non-invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation Strategy to Help Paralyzed Individuals Voluntarily Move Their Legs BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Pavlov Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducted the first study on utilizing non-invasive spinal cord stimulation to help achieve voluntary movement of paralyzed... more


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