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November 24, 2014

Bone Therapeutics Appoints Chief Clinical/Regulatory Officer
New hire has more than 35 years of medical/regulatory affairs experience. Read More »

Ceterix Begins Meniscus Repair Suture Passer Trial
Study will evaluate Novostitch efficacy consequential knee pain and function. Read More »

Spineology Awarded Patent for Spine Fusion System and Procedure
System is part of movement towards less invasive spine technology. Read More »

Smith and Nephew's Wound Dressing Product Recognized for Innovation
Allevyn awarded the Innovative Technology designation by Novation.  Read More »

November 21, 2014

FDA Approves BrainScope's Ahead 100 Device
Product can interpret structural condition of the brain after an injury.  Read More »

Hip Replacements Not Limited to Older Patients
Procedure is good option for younger victims of JIA, study finds. Read More »

November 20, 2014

Texting Bad for the Spine?
Study suggests looking at cell phone equates to 60 pounds of pressure on neck. Read More »

Research Roundup: Surgery Benefits Elderly Patients With Lumbar Stenosis
Study shows improvements in patients 80 and older. Read More »

November 19, 2014

FDA Clears Aurora Spine's Sterile Zip 51 MIS Interspinous Fixation Implant
Product developed as alternative to pedicle screw fixation. Read More »

VQ Orthocare Introduces Avid IF 2 to Product Lineup
Interferential device targets multiple symptoms while reducing pain, medication and risk. Read More »

November 18, 2014

DePuy Synthes Unveils New Products During NASS
Cellular allograft and enhanced spine implants and instruments were featured.  Read More »

FDA Clears New Surface Technology for Titan Spine's Interbody Fusion Implants
Newly released technology was featured during recent NASS meeting.  Read More »

OrthoGrid Releases Non-Invasive THR Positioning System
Technology was invented by orthopedic surgeons.  Read More »

Integra Launches its First DBM Implants for Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
New product was featured during recent NASS meeting.  Read More »

November 17, 2014

Valorem Surgical, NHS Bio Enter Joint Venture Agreement
Companies have maintained a relationship since 2012. Read More »

Bone Therapeutics and Kasios Collaborate on Spinal Fusion Product
Joint effort to combine Bone Therapeutics' cell therapy product with synthetic bone substitute. Read More »

Researchers Develop Software to Automatically Outline Bones in X-rays
Work by engineering/physical sciences council could save manhours. Read More »

November 14, 2014

Live from NASS: Implanet Poised for Entry into U.S. Spine Market
Company hopes to begin U.S. prospective trials for Jazz system soon. Read More »

Live from NASS: Five-year Data From Mobi-C Trial Concludes Successful Year for LDR
Company's cervical disc replacement is the only such implant approved for two-level use in U.S. Read More »

Medtronic Borrows $16B to Finance Covidien Deal
Loan occurs in wake of new U.S. Treasury rules designed to discourage tax inversions. Read More »

November 13, 2014

Live from NASS: Best Papers from The Spine Journal
A sample of papers covering effects of various technologies on spine care. Read More »

Live from NASS: NASS Founds North American Spine Foundation
Organization aims to end spine-related disability worldwide. Read More »

Live from NASS: More Acquisitions on the Horizon for Bioventus
Company also announces fundraising initiative for spine research. Read More »

Live from NASS: Globus Medical Launches New Expandable Spine Spacer
Device designed for in-situ delivery of autogenous bone graft in and around implant.  Read More »

Dynatronics Board Member Passes Away Unexpectedly
Company reports temporary non-compliance with NASDAQ board director requirements.  Read More »

November 12, 2014

Live from NASS: Solvay Advocates for Metal to Plastic Replacement in Medical Devices
Plastics lend themselves to single-use applications, and offer same strength characteristics as metals. Read More »

Live from NASS: Medicrea Plants Feet Firmly in U.S. Market
With 60 percent of total revenues coming from U.S., company is expanding workforce and surgeon resources stateside. Read More »

November 11, 2014

Precision Spine to Introduce New Products at NASS
This year has seen mulitple product rollouts from the company.  Read More »

Amedica Inks OEM Deal with Spinal Kinetics
Amedica will provide development, manufacturing and supply of spinal implants made with silicon nitride. Read More »

November 10, 2014

FDA Clears Medicrea's Spinal Osteosynthesis Rod In Time for NASS
System software allows surgeons to quickly order patient-customized rods.  Read More »

OrthAlign Raises $15 Million in Latest Funding Round
Capital will be used for new product marketing and international expansion.  Read More »

Biomet Unveils Single-Use Anterior Cervical Plating System at NASS
First surgery using the technology recently was performed.  Read More »

Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces Hybrid Anchor for Shoulder and Hip Repair
Company calls the system an industry first.  Read More »

Oberg Costa Rica Receives ISO 13485
Oberg Medical expanded its medical device manufacturing at a new facility in Costa Rica two years ago. Read More »

What Do Midterm Election Results Mean for the Medical Device Tax?
With the GOP in control of both houses of Congress, is repeal assured? Read More »

November 9, 2014

Alphatec to Host Two NASS Educational Sessions
Company will also display its new spinal fixation system. Read More »

Chief Scientific officer of Oxford Performance Materials to Highlight OsteoFab at NASS
The process will be presented as a 3-D printing platform for customized spine implants. Read More »

Centinel Spine to Launch New Titanium Coating at NASS
Company plans to market the product with its lumbar implant.  Read More »

Bacterin's 3Denim Line to Debut at NASS
Company also will display various other product families. Read More »

November 7, 2014

Misonix to Host Educational Panels on Ultrasonic Bone Cutting at NASS
Surgeons also plan to highlight features of company's BoneScalpel. Read More »

3D Systems Corp. Names VP for Healthcare Division
For new role, firm promotes from within.  Read More »

Avitus Orthopaedics Raises $1 Million to Assist With Launch of Avitus Harvester
Company receives $750,000 from National Science Foundation. Read More »

SI-Bone to Host SI Joint Fusion Symposium at NASS
Panel of experts will discuss treatment approaches for lower back pain. Read More »

ECA Medical Instruments and Intelligent Implant Systems Showcase Spinal Implant Instrument Fixation Kit
Kit will be on display at NASS 2014. Read More »

Aurora Spine Hosts First Annual Spine & Finance Event at NASS
Company also will display newly cleared spine and biologics products. Read More »

Report Claims Impact of Device Tax is Likely Negligible
Congression Research Service analysis finds levy to affect medical supply purchasers. Read More »

November 6, 2014

Study Shows Trends in Total Hip Arthroplasty Implant Usage
Analysis encompasses more than 105,000 THAs from 174 U.S. hospitals. Read More »

French 3-D Printing Company Prodways Enters Medtech Space
Company installs printer for biomedical applications, releases first proprietary resin. Read More »

November 5, 2014

Smith & Nephew's Q3 Sales Rise Despite Dip in Profit
Sports Medicine, Trauma & Extremities franchises lead growth. Read More »

Higher Readmission Rates Experienced After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Most readmissions due to medical complications. Read More »

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