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January 2016

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Jan-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 28, 2016

IMPLANET, Stryker, Zimmer BIomet report financial results...OsteoVantage, Tactile Systems Technology, ZipLine Medical funding updates...Centinel Spine, K2m, Merete Technologies regulatory updates...Amedica, Episurf, OrthAlign, The Orthopaedic Implant Company product introductions and updates...LDR, Paradigm Spine clinical updates... The Medical Center at Loma Linda University research updates...SI-BONE expands European operations... BONESUPPORT, SpineGuard appointment updates... EOS Imaging enters partnership with Spinologics more

The Medical Center at Loma Linda University Reduces Orthopedic Procedure Costs by Instituting a Rep-less Sales Model BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 28, 2016

As a broader effort to cut medical-device costs and improve clinical quality through greater standardization of devices used in surgical procedures, a small number of hospitals around the country are collaborating with manufacturers to train their own employees to provide... more

Tactile Systems Proposes $86M IPO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 27, 2016

Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. filed an S-1 to raise up to $86 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.... more

HealthpointCapital Readership Survey + Win an Amazon Gift Certificate! BY EDITOR, JANUARY 25, 2016

We want to hear from you. We're conducting a short readership survey to help shape our blog coverage and better report on the news that matters to you. It should take you about a minute, since there are no open-ended... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 21-Jan-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 21, 2016

Medicrea, SpineGuard report financial results...BionX Medical Techologies, VertiFlex funding updates... EQT Partners acquires major stake in Lima Corporate.. Kuro Biosurgery completes merger with Cytos Biotechnology...Centinel Spine, Episurf Medical, VGI Medical regulatory updates...AlloSource receives patent...Bone Therapeutics initiates clinical study...Arthrex, Globus legal updates...Research updates...EOS Imaging enters partnership with Spinologics...Johnson & Johnson announces plans for restructuring of its medical device business more

Researchers Develop Robotic Exoskeleton System to Improve Rehab for Patients with Shoulder Injuries BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 21, 2016

Researchers at the Centre for Automation and Robotics at the Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid in Spain, have developed an intelligent robotic exoskeleton designed to improve the rehabilitation process for patients suffering from shoulder injuries. The human shoulder is one of... more

Johnson & Johnson Announces Restructuring of its Medical Device Business BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 19, 2016

Johnson & Johnson announced plans to restructure its Medical Devices businesses (orthopedics, surgical and cardiovascular) in order to strengthen its go-to-market model, accelerate the pace of innovation, further prioritize key platforms and geographies and streamline operations. The scheduled restructuring is... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 14-Jan-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 14, 2016

Vexim reported financial results... Cartiheal closed financing round... SpineGuard secured debt financing... MiMedx acquired Stability Biologics... Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement with Piramal Healthcare... Bio2, K2M, Medtronic regulatory updates... BONESUPPORT, Degen Medical product introduction and updates... Band-Lok, BioPoly, SpinalCyte intellectual property updates... Vexium initiated new clinical study more

Smith & Nephew to Acquire BST-CarGel Product from Piramal Healthcare BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 12, 2016

Smith & Nephew entered into an agreement to acquire all product and intellectual property assets of Piramal Healthcare (Canada) Limited's BST-CarGel product, a first-line cartilage repair product utilized in conjunction with microfracture and other bone marrow stimulation techniques for the... more

MiMedx to Acquire Stability Biologics BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 11, 2016

MiMedx signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Inc. (d/b/a Stability Biologics), a provider of human tissue products for the surgical, spine and orthopedics marketplaces. Under the terms of the transaction, the purchase consideration will be $10 million at the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 7-Jan-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 7, 2016

Smith & Nephew announced it has completed the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings...Bevenue Medical, Bone Therapeutics, Ortho Kinematics, Vivex Biomedical funding updates...CONMED completed its acquisition of SurgiQuest...NuVasive enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Ellipse Technologies...Intellijoint, MEDTECH, Mighty Oak Medical, Nanotherapeutics regulatory updates...Agent Medical, Bioventus, Extremity Medical, SpineGuard, VEXIM product introduction and update...Allosource, Pinnacle Spine Group receives patents...Anika enroll first patients in clinical trial...Amedica, Vericel distribution updates more

NuVasive Enters into an Agreement to Acquire Ellipse Technologies BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 6, 2016

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a medical device company focused on progressing procedural solutions for complex skeletal deformity with magnetically adjustable implant systems, for an enterprise value of up to $465 million, or 11.6x... more

Smith & Nephew Completes Acquisition of Surgical Robotics Business Blue Belt Technologies BY EDITOR, JANUARY 5, 2016

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announced it has completed the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. (“Blue Belt Technologies”), securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery. Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio... more


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