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March 2016

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 31-Mar-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, MARCH 31, 2016

Anika Therapeutics, Extremity Medical, Renovis Surgical, Tenex, Xtant Medical regulatory updates...Senate Advances a Number of New Bills Aimed at Enhancing the FDA's Medical Device Regulatory Process...Bone Therapeutics, ConforMIS, LDR, SpinalCyte clinical updates...Researchers Help Man Move Prosthetic Arm with His Mind in Proof-of-Concept Study...Vivex enters distribution agreement with Arthrex...Genesy Spine annouces Cadaveric Lab more

Researchers Help Man Move Prosthetic Arm with His Mind in Proof-of-Concept Study BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 30, 2016

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University demonstrated that a person can control a prosthetic limb through thought alone. As part of an epilepsy treatment regiment, the test patient had to undergo extensive brain mapping to measure his brain activity. In this... more

Senate Advances a Number of New Bills Aimed at Enhancing the FDA's Medical Device Regulatory Process BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 29, 2016

U.S. Senators, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Pat Roberts (R-KS), have introduced a new bill to help streamline the FDA's methodology of reviewing medical devices to the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee. The new bill titled, “A bill to... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Mar-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, MARCH 24, 2016

Amedica reports financial results...Aerin Medical, InVivo Therapeutics, NuVasive fundings...In'Tech enters agreement to acquire Ortho Solutions...aap Implantate divests aap Biomaterials GmbH...BioPoly, Carestream Health, EOS Imaging, SI-Bone, The Senate Committee regulatory updates...Amedica, Styker product updates...Researchers develop novel 3D printer and technique that overcomes contemporary challenges in bioprinting human tissue structures...OrthoPediatrics, Xtant Medical distribution updates...Touch Surgery and Zimmer collaboration update...Zimmer Biomet new supply contract with DOD...AdvaMed appointment more

Researchers Develop Novel 3D Printer and Technique that Overcomes Contemporary Challenges in Bioprinting Human Tissue Structures BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 24, 2016

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre have developed the integrated tissue-organ printer (ITOP) which can fabricate stable, human-scale tissue constructs of any shape through 3D printing. A key challenge with tissue engineering/bioprinting is being able to produce three-dimensional, vascularized... more

aap Implantate Sells Biomaterials Subsidiary to Private Equity Firm for $41M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 23, 2016

aap Implantate AG (aap) entered into an agreement to sell 100% of the company shares in its subsidiary, aap Biomaterials GmbH, to an undisclosed European private equity firm. The enterprise value of the deal is €36.0 million ($40.5 million), which... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 17-Mar-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, MARCH 17, 2016

Alphatec, Life Spine, Precision Spine, SeaSpine, Xtant Medical earnings updates...Spirox funding update...Greatbatch completes divestiture...Regulatory updates...Amendia, Maxx Orthopedics, Medicrea, MedTech Société Anonyme, Precision Spine product introductions and updates...Implanet partners with TFS International...Intellijoint Surgical enters agreement with Corin Group more

MedTech Enters U.S. Market with the Launch of its ROSA Spine Surgical Robotic Platform BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 15, 2016

MedTech Société Anonyme, a French-based company that develops surgical robotic technologies to assist surgeons during medico-surgical interventions announced the first sale of its ROSA Spine robotic surgery system in the U.S. marketplace. ROSA Spine is a robotic-assistive device indicated for... more

Greatbatch Completes Divestiture of its QiG Group to Create Nuvectra Corporation BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 15, 2016

Greatbatch completed the spin-off of its subsidiary, QiG Group, LLC, creating a new publicly traded company called Nuvectra Corporation. Nuvectra is a neuromodulation medical device company initially focused on the development and commercialization of our neurostimulation technology platform for treatment... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Mar-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, MARCH 10, 2016

K2M Group, Lattice Biologics earnings updates...Nanovis financing...NuVasive private placement...NuVasive acquires Mega Surgical...Cartiva, LifeSpine, NuVasive, Stryker, Vericel's Biologics regulatory updates...BioMedical Enterprises, Brainlab, Instratek, Metronic, Wenzel Spine, Zimmer Biomet product introductions and updates...LDR, Titan Spine report clinical results...OrthoSensor enters partnership with IM-Tech...Rainbow Medical, Zimmer Biomet collaboration updates...Safe Orthopaedics, Mighty Oak Medical appointment updates more

NuVasive to Acquire Mega Surgical and Raise Up to $650M in Private Placement BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 9, 2016

NuVasive entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mega Surgical, the exclusive distributor of NuVasive products in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mega Surgical was founded in 1996 as an implantable medical device distribution company and is... more

Senate Appoints Dr. Robert Califf as Next FDA Commissioner BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 9, 2016

In a final vote of 89-4, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Robert Califf as the next Commissioner of the FDA. Dr. Califf, a cardiologist by trade has been a candidate for the FDA Commissioner position since 2014... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup AAOS Review 3-Mar-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, MARCH 3, 2016

Medtronic, Orthofix earnings updates...Anika Therapeutics, Bone Biologics funding updates...Joint Active Systems enters agreement with Empi...Zimmer Viomet acquires Ortho Transmission...Cardinal Spine, CoorsTek, EOS imaging, OrthAlign, Spineart, Tyber Medical, Xtant Medical, Zimmer Biomet regulation updates...AlloSource, Bioventus, BONESUPPORT, Cayenne Medical, ConforMIS, Extremity Medical, OpLogix, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Stryker Spine, ulrich medical, Zimmer Biomet product introductions and updates...Atlas Spine BioPoly, SIGNUS intellectual property updates...Amedica, Depuy Sythnes, EOS imaging, LifeNet Health, Lima Corporate collaboration updates... Johnson & Johnson operation update...RTI appointment updates more

Zimmer Biomet Completes Acquisition of Ortho Transmission BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 2, 2016

Zimmer Biomet completed the acquisition of Ortho Transmission, LLC, a Colorado-based developer of skeletal implant technology for limb amputee patients. Under the terms of the acquisition, Zimmer acquires Ortho Transmission's transcutaneous osseous integrated skeletal implant technology which complements Zimmer's ongoing... more

Smith & Nephew Launches its First 3D-printed Titanium Hip Implant System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 2, 2016

Smith & Nephew launched its REDAPT Revision Acetabular Fully Porous Cup with CONCELOC Technology, the company's first 3D-printed titanium hip implant. REDAPT is indicated for revision cases where compromised bone makes implant fixation and stability more difficult to implement. Therefore... more


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