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February 2016

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 25-Feb-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Anika Therapeutics, Globus Medical, Mazor Robotics, MiMedx Group, Titan Spine, ulrich medical USA, Wright Medical funding updates...Bioventus enters an agreement with Institut Biochimique...FDA regulatory updates...Materialise, OrthoGrid Systems, RTI Surgical product introduction and updates...Episurf Medical intellectual property updates...Orthofix, Tyber Medical, United Orthopedic Corporation, Vital 5, Inc clinical updates...research updates...Invibio enters partnership with Maxx Orthopedics...appointment updates more

AdvaMed Appoints Scott Whitaker as New President & CEO BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 24, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the leading lobbyist/trade group for the medical device industry, has appointed Scott Whitaker as the group's next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 4, 2016. He replaces... more

Researchers Developing 3-D Printed Antimicrobial Teeth BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are developing an antimicrobial plastic that can be 3-D printed to create replacement teeth with a capability to eliminate oral bacteria. This is a noteworthy technology because getting fitted for a... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 18-Feb-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016

ConforMIS, Exactech, LDR Holdings, NuVasive, RTI Surgical, Safe Orthopaedics report earnings...EOS imaging, Medline, Zimmer Biomet product introductions and updates...Silver Bullet Therapeutics intellectual update...Bone Therapeutics, Episurf Medical clinical updates...Mathyes, SpineGuard, RTI Surgical collaboration updates more

Zimmer Biomet Prices Secondary Offering and Concurrent Share Repurchase BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Zimmer Biomet announced the pricing of a secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of its common stock for a price of $96.45 a share, for a total offering size of approximately $1.1 billion. The shareholders selling stakes in Zimmer include affiliates... more

Stryker to Acquire Physio-Control for $1.28 Billion BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Stryker Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Physio-Control International, Inc., a developer of emergency medical response products and services that can predict or intervene in life-threatening emergencies. Stryker is acquiring the company from... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 11-Feb-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

CONMED Corportation, Johnson & Johnson, Osseon, Seikagaku Corporation, Smith & Nephew report earnings...JustRight Surgical, Regentis Biomaterial funding updates...Strker enters agreement with Synergentics...MX Orthopedics (MXO), Tyber Medical, VGI Medical, Wenzel Spine product introductions and updates...Cerapedics, LDR clinical trial updates...Texas A&M University research updates...OrthAlign enters into distribution agreement...Implanet appoints new President of Implanet America more

Stryker to Acquire Synergetics USA's Neurology Product Portfolio BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets associated with the neurology product portfolio of Synergetics USA. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, the acquired portfolio includes the Malis Electrosurgical Generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps,... more

Researchers Develop a Superelastic Adaptive Titanium Alloy That Could Improve the Success Rate of Early-onset Scoliosis Treatments BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a new titanium shape memory alloy that could improve the success rates and significantly reduce the complications of conventional treatments utilizing spinal screw and rod systems for early-onset scoliosis. Scoliosis is defined as... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 4-Feb-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

CLT Medical Corporation enters agreement with AccelSPINE...Exactech enters agreement with Exactech Australia...Stryker enters definitive agreement with Sage Products...Amendia, Implanet product introduction and updates...Active Implants, CollPlant, Histogenics COrporation, Eminet Spine clinical updates...Research updates...Medovex reimbursement updates...BONE THERAPEUTICS extends collaboration with Kasios...Predictive Therapeutics receives favorable ruling...Trans1 appointment updates more

Researchers Develop a New Spinal Fusion Implant that Does Not Require Bone Graft and is Less Invasive BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Researchers at The University of New South Wales, Australia, have developed a new experimental spinal fusion medical device called "Thru-Fuze", which is less invasive, requires no bone graft to support fusion and affords the patient little to no radiation exposure.... more

Stryker to Acquire Sage Products for $2.8B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sage Products, LLC, a developer of disposable health and personal care products targeted at reducing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) primarily in the intensive care unit and MedSurg hospital unit setting, from Madison... more

Last Chance to Complete the HealthpointCapital Reader Survey BY EDITOR, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

The 2015 HealthpointCapital reader survey closes on February 5th. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete our brief, five-question survey. Your answers help shape our musculoskeletal coverage. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win... more


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