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December 2016

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 22-Dec-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 22, 2016

Zimmer Biomet raises $1.1B in Debt...Amplitude Surgical to acquire 50% stake in SOFAB Orthopédie...Anika, CartiHeal, ZipLine Medical regulatory updates...Carevature product release...Amedica, Conventus clinical updates more

Amplitude Surgical Acquires 50% Stake in SOFAB Orthopédie BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 19, 2016

Amplitude Surgical entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in SOFAB Orthopédie SARL, a French-based industrial subcontractor of orthopedic medical devices. SOFAB Orthopédie is comprised of three entities, FIRM Industrie, POLI ALPES and POLI-TECH, which all develop a... more

Zimmer Biomet Raises $1.1B in New European Debt Facilities BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 19, 2016

Zimmer Biomet completed a financing of €1.0 billion ($1.1 billion) in aggregate through European denominated senior unsecured debt facilities. Under the terms of the financing, Zimmer sold €500 million ($529 million) in aggregate principal of 1.414% senior unsecured notes due... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 16-Dec-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 16, 2016

Safe Orthopaedics, SpineCyte, Vericel regulatory updates...Bioventus, Zimmer Biomet product introductions and updates...aap Implantate enters distribution agreement...Cellular Biomedicine Group, OrthSpace Ltd., Zimmer Biomet, Zyga Technology clinical updates...Alphatec Holdings, Orthofix appointment updates more

OrthoSpace Announces Publication of Positive Results for the InSpace System in the Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 16, 2016

OrthoSpace Ltd. ("OrthoSpace" or "Company") announced a publication in the December issue of Musculoskeletal Surgery citing positive results for their InSpace System in the surgical treatment of massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs). Patients undergoing the InSpace procedure experienced durable improvements... more

Alphatec Holdings Announces Board and Executive Leadership Changes BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 12, 2016

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a provider of spinal fusion technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Terry M. Rich as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective December 10, 2016.... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 9-Dec-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

MinInvasive funding update...Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners acquire MedPlast...curasan, KYOCERA regulatory updates...International Cartilage Repair Society product introduction...Bioventus, IMPLANET clinical updates...Researchers determine that sleep deprivation leads to lower productivity levels and higher mortality rates among workers and can significantly impede a country's economy...Bodycad receives two patents...Paradigm Spine receives coverage more

Researchers Determine that Sleep Deprivation Leads to Lower Productivity Levels and Higher Mortality Rates Among Workers and Can Significantly Impede a Country's Economy BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 8, 2016

Researchers of the not-for-profit research organization, RAND Europe, determined that sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among a country's workforce, and can therefore significantly impede its economy. In this study entitled, "Why Sleep Matters... more

Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners to Acquire MedPlast BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 7, 2016

Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners, two middle-market private equity firms, entered into an agreement to acquire MedPlast, Inc, a U.S.-based integrated custom plastic processing solutions company for finished medical devices. MedPlast offers a range of engineering and manufacturing... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 1-Dec-16 BY BLAKE MOSSY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

HD Surgical acquires PAK Manufacturing...Cerapedics, The China food & Drug Administration, Xtant Medical regulatory updates...AxioMed Episurf, MEDICREA, Moximed clinical updates...Titan Spine appoints Ted Bird to Chief Commercial Officer more

OrthoSpace Completes Equity Financing Round BY EDITOR, DECEMBER 1, 2016

CAESAREA, Israel, Dec. 1, 2016 OrthoSpace, Ltd., a global innovative shoulder implant company, today announces that it has closed on a $7 million equity financing round. The funds will be used to support the ongoing US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)... more

The China Food & Drug Administration Proposes Regulatory Changes for Medical Device Recalls BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 1, 2016

The China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) is planning to change its medical device regulation framework by proposing expanded requirements for medical device recalls and higher fines for medical device manufacturers that fail to issue such recalls. The proposed regulatory... more


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