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Musculoskeletal News Roundup 29-May-08 BY ARMELLE WIART, MAY 29, 2008

M&A Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced that it completed its acquisition of LifeCell Corporation. At the time of the expiration of the tender offer, 31.1 million shares of LifeCell common stock had been tendered representing approximately 90.75% of the outstanding shares... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 24-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 24, 2008

Earnings Alphatec Holdings reported consolidated revenues for 1Q:08 of $23.2 million, an increase of 19% from the year-ago period. U.S. revenues for the first quarter of 2008 were $18.6 million, an increase of 12% from the year-ago period. Asia revenues... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 10-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 10, 2008

M&A Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced plans to acquire LifeCell for $1.7 billion, or $51.00 per share, which represents an 18% premium over LifeCell's closing price on Friday and a 26% premium over the 90-day volume weighted average trading price. KCI... more

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. to Acquire LifeCell for $1.7 billion BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 7, 2008

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced this morning its plans to acquire LifeCell for $1.7 billion, or $51.00 per share, which represents an 18% premium over LifeCell's closing price on Friday and a 26% premium over the 90-day volume weighted average trading... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 3-Apr-08 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 3, 2008

Earnings aap Implantate reported 2007 revenue of EUR 28.0 million ($41.24 million), an increase of 52% over 2006. Net profit for the year was EUR 1.5 million ($2.21 million), down from EUR 1.6 million ($2.36 million) in 2006, which the... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 28-Feb-2008 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, FEBRUARY 28, 2008

Earnings Artimplant reported 4Q:07 revenues of SEK 5.0 million ($0.8 million), up from SEK 1.6 million ($0.25 million) in the year-ago period. The net loss for 4Q:07 was SEK 2.1 million ($0.34 million), improved from a loss of SEK 9.5... more

Musculosketal News Roundup 25-Oct-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, OCTOBER 25, 2007

Earnings ArthroCare Corp. reported 3Q:07 total revenues of $78.5 million, an increase of 21% over the comparable quarter. Revenues missed estimates by $0.11 million. The company reported net income of $11.1 million, or $0.39 per share, up 28% over 3Q:06... more

Musculoskeletal News Roundup 26-July-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JULY 26, 2007

Earnings Stryker reported revenues of $1.46 billion, beating estimates of $1.44 billion and increasing 16% from $1.26 billion in 2Q:06. 2Q:07 earnings were $269.1 million, or $0.65 per share, beating estimates of $0.61 and up from $0.52 in the comparable... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 26-Apr-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, APRIL 26, 2007

Earnings Large Joints Zimmer reported income of $233.4 million, or $0.98 per share, beating estimates of $0.93. The quarter compares to a profit of $205.6 million, or $0.82 per share in 1Q:06. Revenue rose 10% to $950.2 million from $860.4... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 1-Mar-07 BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, MARCH 1, 2007

Earnings Biologics LifeCell reported 4Q:06 product revenues of $39.3 million, an increase of 45% over $27.0 million in 4Q:05, but missed analysts' estimates of $39.5 million. The growth was attributed to increased demand for the Company's AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix.... more

Musculoskeletal Allograft Quiz BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 8, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. Even though processor scandals have tainted the allograft business, human bone graft isn't going away anytime soon. It's too important to spinal fusion and many other... more

Musculoskeletal Allograft in the U.S. Research Report - Sample Chapter BY EDITOR, NOVEMBER 8, 2006

February 2010 update: This report is no longer available for purchase. Learn more here. This is a sample chapter from our new research report on Allograft. Learn more about the report here, and purchase and download it for $279 from... more

LifeCell Reports Record 2Q:06 Earnings, Citing Growth of AlloDerm Sales BY TODD BARTELS, JULY 28, 2006

LifeCell Corporation, a maker of regenerative human tissue products, yesterday reported record 2Q:06 financial results. Product revenues were $35.7 million for the quarter, up 60% from the $22.3 million reported in 2Q:05. Growth in product revenues can be attributed to... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 27-Jul-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 27, 2006

Earnings Results: Biologics: Anika Therapeutics announced 2Q:06 net sales increased 11% to $7.1 million. Product revenues grew 74% while licensing, milestone and contract revenue was down 77%. The large product sales growth was partially driven by higher demand for OrthoVisc®;... more

1Q:06 Preliminary Earnings Summary BY HUYEN NGUYEN, APRIL 27, 2006

The first group of orthopedic companies reported their 1Q:06 this week and took in $5.3 billion so far. The total aggregated revenues for the quarter were up by 7% from $4.9 billion in 1Q:05. The industry netted $637.8 million, a... more

LifeCell Skyrockets BY JOHN MCCORMICK, APRIL 26, 2006

In the swarm of public earnings reports for the first quarter, we thought LifeCell's results were particularly newsworthy. Thanks to the Company's AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix which grew at an astounding 69% year-over-year ($25.3 million in 1Q:06 compared to $14.9... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 20-Apr-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, APRIL 20, 2006

Many orthopedic companies will be reporting their 1Q:06 results in the next few weeks. The table below provides a listing of conference call dial-in numbers and webcasts for the investment community. How the overall orthopedic industry fared in the first... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 23-Mar-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MARCH 23, 2006

This week at HealthpointCapital, we compiled a brief synopsis of the 2006 Orthopedic Industry, projecting that total revenue in 2006 will grow by 12% for the year. Appointment: Two notable extremities companies named their new CEOs this week: Wright Medical... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 9-Mar-06 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MARCH 9, 2006

Although management teams are preparing for AAOS, a few more companies reported earnings this week. We did a quick calculation and found that our internal Orthopedic Index PE year-to-date has stayed relatively flat at 27x. We expect that the AAOS... more

LifeCell Reports Solid 4Q:05: Stock Down 13%. We ask why? BY JOHN CHOPACK, MARCH 8, 2006

In a very surprising trading session, LifeCell fell 13% on Tuesday after reporting a very positive 4Q:05. The Company reported that earnings totaled $0.11 per share which was in-line with analyst expectations and a 175% increase over the prior year.... more

LifeCell Reports Preliminary 4Q:05 Financials BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 26, 2006

LifeCell reported that it anticipates 4Q:05 product revenues of $27 million which is a 69% increase over the 4Q:04. Product revenues were driven by an 84% increase in Alloderm sales. Orthopedic Product Revenues, which consist of GraftJacket and AlloCraft DBM... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 27-Oct-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 27, 2005

It has been a busy week for many CEOs and CFOs in the orthopedic device sector. In the past two weeks orthopedic companies reported 3Q:05 sales of $4.7 billion which was a 12% increase over the 3Q:04. Net earnings for... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 20-Oct-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 20, 2005

Some orthopedic stocks declined as two of the big five ortho-companies reported their 3Q:05 earnings this week. Stryker Corp. and DePuy (division of JNJ) both reported top line sales growing at 14%. On Tuesday, Stryker reported below street's estimates by... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 13-Oct-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, OCTOBER 13, 2005

The allograft industry was scrutinized recently due to the highly publicized case of Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS). The company is being investigated by the Brooklyn district attorney's office for operating a scam to profit from body parts. The first company... more

Earning Calls Replay Info BY HUYEN NGUYEN, AUGUST 10, 2005

Thanks to one of our readers who reminded me that I should add international dial-in numbers to the conference calls list. Since most of the companies have already reported their earnings, I am providing you with replay information in case... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 29-Jul-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 29, 2005

Earnings: Please refer to the table (below) for individual company sales and earnings. It's all about earnings this week... Biologics: Clearly, the big winner this week is LifeCell Corp. who reported strong earnings on Monday stock was up 24% at... more

Orthopedic News Roundup 8-Jul-05 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, JULY 8, 2005

The NYT runs an astute roundup (registration required) of the the "depressing" delay by some insurers to cover Charite surgery. they note the market tumult that might be caused by possible FDA approval of Synthes' ProDisc, Medtronic's Maverick, and Stryker's... more

LifeCell: The Five Year Champion BY JOHN CHOPACK, JUNE 28, 2005

The allograft market has been extremely volatile during the last five years providing investors both short and long return opportunities. Five years ago the allograft soft tissue market was dominated by CryoLife which had a market capitalization of $300 million... more

LifeCell (LIFC:Nasdaq) Beats Street Estimates by $0.03 and Revises Outlook for FY2005 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MAY 2, 2005

LIFC reported strong product revenue growth in 1Q:05 as sales increased by 48%.' Product sales totaled $19.7 million compared to $13.3 million in 1Q:04. Sales were driven by higher demand for the AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix used in complex hernia... more

LifeCell Corp. (NASDAQ:LIFC) Reported Strong Product Sales for 4Q:04 and FY:04 BY HUYEN NGUYEN, MARCH 14, 2005

LifeCell Corp. (NASDAQ:LIFC) reported a strong 49% increase in product revenues in 4Q:04 which was in line with consensus estimate of $0.04 per diluted share on a non-GAAP reporting standard. Product revenues in the 4Q:04 were $16 million compared to... more

4Q:04 Orthopedic Wrap-up BY JOHN CHOPACK, MARCH 14, 2005

We have aggregated the 4Q:04 and 3Q:04 reported revenues (includes the effects of foreign currency) for 16 public orthopedic companies. Although we would have liked to use revenue growth rates which excluded foreign currency, a majority of the companies report... more

LifeCell (LIFC:NASDAQ) Reports Preliminary 4Q:04 Financials and Provides 2005 Outlook BY JOHN CHOPACK, JANUARY 24, 2005

LIFC reported that it anticipated 4Q:04 product revenues to total $16.0 million which is a 49% increase over the 4Q:03. The company is anticipating 2004 product revenues to total $59 million compared to the $39 million reported during 2003 (52%... more

Seventy one percent Alloderm jump fuels LifeCell's Third Quarter BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, NOVEMBER 3, 2004

Alloderm, LifeCell's donated decellularized human dermal tissue, just continues to gain surgeon champions at what appears to be accelerating rates. Alloderm sales reached $11 in the September quarter, up 71% from the prior year's $6.4 million in sales for the... more

Wright Medical, Regeneration Technologies, LifeCell, Orthovita, MacroPore and Stellar International Slated to Join 30 Other Presenters at October Biomaterials Summit in New York BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, AUGUST 23, 2004

Headlining this year's one-day Biomaterials Summit will be Wright Medical, Regeneration Technologies, LifeCell, Orthovita, MacroPore and Stellar International. All are leaders in the field and working on significant new technologies. Wright Medical, whose sales for the first half of 2004... more

LifeCell's Momentum Grows with 58% Sales Jump in June Quarter BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, JULY 26, 2004

For the June quarter, LIFC reported that sales hit $15.1 million, a stellar 58% increase over prior year levels. Sales for the superstar product, Alloderm', accounted for 68% of the overall sales and rose 89% over prior year levels. The... more

LifeCell Posts 92% Jump in Alloderm Sales - 55% Overall. Pretty Unusual for a Biomaterials Company? BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, MAY 3, 2004

Watch what is happening in hernia repair and then start thinking cartilage, tendon and ligament. LifeCell, which could call itself a 'biomaterial' company, but won't - posted the #1 rate of revenue growth of all 'biomaterials' companies with an impressive... more

A Random Walk Down the Academy's Halls BY JOHN CHOPACK, MARCH 22, 2004

Stryker Corp. (SYK:NYSE), in similar fashion to last year, brought and introduced a majority of its operational leaders of its various operating divisions. However, a significant portion of the analyst meeting, especially Q&A, centered around Stephen MacMillan, President & COO,... more

LifeCell Guides to 21% Revenue growth in Q4 2003 on strength of Soft Tissue Allograft sales BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, JANUARY 26, 2004

LifeCell continues to post very impressive top line growth. Sales in the fourth quarter broke out of its sub-$10 million plateau and reached a solid $11.1 million. For the past six quarters LifeCell has been posting between $8-10 million in... more

Is the IPO Market Back? BY ROBIN R. YOUNG CFA, JANUARY 12, 2004

Capital markets aren't rational. Otherwise, they'd have longer memories. A year ago, when Zimmer was trading at $40.01, DJ Orthopedics was at $3.66, Encore was at $3.20 and LifeCell was at $2.89, you couldn't buy an orthopedic or medical device... more

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