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Orthopedic and Dental Industry News

January 2017

OsteoMed Acquires OT Medical's InstaFix Shape Memory Staple System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 30, 2017

OsteoMed entered into an agreement to acquire OT Medical's InstaFix shape memory staple system, a set of low-profile NiTinol-based dynamic compression implants. InstaFix is a set of low-profile NiTinol-based dynamic compression implants in which sterile packed, along with its corresponding... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 30-Jan-17 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 30, 2017

Kuros Biosciences, OsteoMed acquisition updates...Amplitude Surgical, Camber Spine Technologies, DePuy Synthes, Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics, Implanet, OrthAlign, 7D Surgical regulatory updates... Royal Philips, The Orthopaedic Implant Company product introductions...DePuy Synthes enters distribution agreement...BioPoly, Vertebral Technologies intellectual property updates... SI-BONE announces clinical study results more

Kuros Biosciences Completes Acquisition of Xpand Biotechnology BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 30, 2017

Kuros Biosciences announced the closing of an all-stock acquisition of Xpand Biotechnology B.V., a Dutch-based company that develops cell cultivation and regenerative medicine technologies. Under the terms of the transaction, Kuros issued a total of up to 2.105 new million... more

Philips is Developing an Augmented-Reality Surgical Navigation System BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 30, 2017

Royal Philips is developing a fully-automatic augmented-reality surgical navigation system, designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive surgeries for spine, cranial and trauma procedures. This next-generation hybrid operating room (OR) technology is the first of its kind in... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 20-Jan-17 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 20, 2017

MicroPort Orthopedics invests in Lombard Medical Technologies...Abyrx, ApiFix, AVEX, ConforMIS, Genalyte, Intrinsic Therapeutics, Milestone Scientific, NeuroMetrix, OrthoAccel Technologies, Providence Medical Technology, Spineway, Supercraft3D, Titan Spine, Trice Medical funding updates...CyMedica, Osseon, Precision Spine, SpineGuard regulatory updates...Safe Orthopaedics, Zebra Medical Vision product introductions and updates...Bioventus, Bovie Medical distribution updates...OrthoAccel Technologies, OrthoSpace clinical updates more

OrthoSpace Announces Enrollment Milestone in the InSpace Pivotal Study BY EDITOR, JANUARY 17, 2017

OrthoSpace Ltd. (“OrthoSpace” or “the Company”) announced that it has surpassed the midway point for patient enrollment in its U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal study of the InSpace biodegradable balloon system for the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears.... more

Well-Controlled Clinical Study Published by Journal of Clinical Orthodontics Demonstrates Effect of Vibration on Molar Distalization Using AcceleDent BY EDITOR, JANUARY 17, 2017

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. announced that the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO) has published "The Effect of Vibration on Molar Distalization," a study that focused on adolescent patients. Conducted by Dr. S. Jay Bowman, this prospective, peer-reviewed clinical study concluded that... more

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Announces $15 Million Series C Financing BY EDITOR, JANUARY 13, 2017

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. today announced a $15 Million Series C financing project that includes the privately held innovation company’s institutional equity investors, S3 Ventures, HealthpointCapital and Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. OrthoAccel Technologies is the manufacturer and marketer of AcceleDent, the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 13-Jan-17 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 13, 2017

Integra LifeSciences to Acquire Derma Sciences...Medicrea, Orthofix regulatory updates...Johnson & Johnson launches its CareAdvantage and Orthopaedic Episode of Care Inititatives...Medovex enters international distribution agreement...OssDsign, Orthocell distribution updates...Amendica, CartiHeal, Histogenics, Vertebral Technologies more

Integra LifeSciences to Acquire Derma Sciences for $147M BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 10, 2017

Integra LifeSciences entered into an agreement to acquire Derma Sciences Inc., a publicly traded wound care company for a total enterprise value of $147 million, or 1.7x LTM revenues of $88.5 million. Under the terms of the transaction, Integra will... more

Johnson & Johnson Launches its CareAdvantage and Orthopaedic Episode of Care Initiatives to Help Health Care Facilities Navigate Value-based Purchasing Models in the Medical Device Sector BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 9, 2017

Johnson & Johnson announced the launch of its CareAdvantage initiative, a holistic, data-driven system that seeks to help healthcare facilities navigate a more value-based care environment and improve patient care, by leveraging and drawing insights out of the clinical, consumer... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 6-Jan-17 BY BLAKE MOSSY, JANUARY 6, 2017

DePuy Synthes enters asset purchase agreement with Interventional Spine...AxioMed, The FDA, Globus Medical, Implanet, LIMA CORPORATE, Precision Spine regulatory updates...OrthoPediatrics, Mazor Robotics product introductions and updates...OrthoSpace announces publication of positive long-term follow-up data for InSpace System for the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears more

OrthoSpace Announces Publication of Positive Long-Term Follow-Up Data for InSpace System for the Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears BY EDITOR, JANUARY 4, 2017

OrthoSpace Ltd. (“OrthoSpace” or “the Company”) announced the publication of long-term follow-up data for patients enrolled in an open-label, single-arm, prospective study evaluating the use of the InSpace System for the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears (RCTs). The study,... more

DePuy Synthes Enters Asset Purchase Agreement with Interventional Spine BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JANUARY 3, 2017

DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson) entered into an asset purchase and development agreement with Interventional Spine, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of expandable cage and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technologies for spinal fusion. Interventional Spine offers expandable cage technology that provides... more

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