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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

December 2015

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Dec-15 BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 22, 2015

Congress and White House Pass Legislation to Suspend 2.3% Medical Device Tax for Two Years...Checkpoint Surgical financing...Orchid Orthopedic completes acquisition of Cam Bioceramics' Chinese operations...ChoiceSpine, DeGen Medical, Histogenics, Life Spine product approvals...AlloSource receives patent...32 hospitals settle with the DOJ for over billing Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures...Medicare in the states of Kentucky and Ohio will cover for MIS SI joint fusion procedures more

Congress and White House Pass Legislation to Suspend 2.3% Medical Device Tax for Two Years BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 21, 2015

The House of Representatives and the Senate have both passed the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a $1.1 trillion funding bill that will negate another government "shut down" and keep the U.S. federal government functioning until September 30, 2016. Within this legislation... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Dec-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 17, 2015

HYPERVENTION financing round...New Government Spending Bill Provides Provision to Rescind 2.3% Medical Device Tax for Two Years...K2M, Medtronic product approvals... Aurora Spine, DFINE, Instratek, Stryker, Xtant Medical product updates... AxioMed, Bone Therapeutics, Tenex Health clinical updates more

New Government Spending Bill Provides Provision to Rescind 2.3% Medical Device Tax for Two Years BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 16, 2015

Last evening Congress struck a $1.1 trillion spending deal that is necessary to avoid another "shut down" and keep the U.S. government functioning. Within this legislation, there is a provision that suspends the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% medical device excise... more

Medtronic Receives Expanded Clearance from the FDA for INFUSE BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 14, 2015

Medtronic received an expanded clearance from the FDA for additional spine surgery indications for its INFUSE Bone Graft. INFUSE is Medtronic's proprietary formulation of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), which stimulates bone growth in anterior lumbar interbody fusion and... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Dec-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 10, 2015

OrthoSensor secured funding... Exactech, Lima Corporate complete M&A's... CareFusion, InVivo Therapeutics, Xtant Medical regulatory updates... Anika, CollPLant, Cutting Edge Spine, Intreventional Spine, Mainstay Medical International, X-Bolt Orthopedics, Xtant Medical clinical updates... joimax and Fiagon collaboration...Materialise and Tissue Regeneration Systems entered agreement... ulrich medical settlement with Amedica Corporation more

Cytos Biotechnology and Kuros Biosurgery Enter into a Merger Agreement BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Cytos Biotechnology and Kuros Biosurgery Holding (Kuros) entered into an agreement to merge the two companies by way of an exchange of Kuros shares for new Cytos shares. The combined entity will operate under the name "Kuros Biosciences AG" (Kuros... more

KFx Sells its AppianFx System to CONMED BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 9, 2015

KFx completed the sale of its AppianFx product, a soft tissue fixation system, to CONMED Corporation. AppianFx is an all-inside, dual expanding, PEEK Femoral anchor system that is implanted arthroscopically. The company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for AppianFx... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Dec-15 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 3, 2015

Medtronic reported financial results...BONE THERAPEUTICS received funding...Bioventus acquired BioStructures, CONMED acquired SurgiQuest.. AccelSPINE, Greatbach, Medrontic, Spinal Simplicity, Xtant Medical, Zimmer Biomet, St. Jude regulatory updates...Xtant Medical completed clinical developmental project...Lima Corporate announced clinical case...PolyPid enrolled patients in clinical study...NuVasive, VEXIM appointment updates more


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