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October 24, 2014

Bacterin Releases New Demineralized Allograft Cortical Fibers
Product is first release from new 3Demin line. Read More »

Former Mayo Clinic Executive Joins RTI Surgical's Board
New director is advisor to several health organizations. Read More »

Globus Medical Buys Allograft Tissue Processing Company
Deal terms were not disclosed.  Read More »

Australia Proposes Domestic Device Registration Using European CE Marking
Initiative is a new effort to reduce Australia's regulatory burdens. Read More »

Report Finds FDA Approving New High-Risk Devices at Fastest Pace in the Last Decade
In 2012, FDA approved high-risk devices through its PMA process in 297 days.  Read More »

October 23, 2014

Jury Sides with DePuy in First Case About Pinnacle MOM Hips
Case if first of more than 6,600 federal lawsuits.  Read More »

Expanding Orthopedics Gets New U.S. Patent
The 13th patent adds to the firm's expandable bone device IP portfolio.  Read More »

First Patient Enrolled in Pilot Study for InVivo's Spinal Scaffold for Spinal Cord Injury
Company will follow the first subject for three months before re-opening enrollment. Read More »

Osiris and Athrex Sign Product Development Deal for Cartilage Product
Partnership focused on Cartiform from Osiris.  Read More »

Biomet Debuts New Lateral Fusion Spinal System
Company says it's the first such system cleared by the FDA for this indication.  Read More »

Boston Scientific Gets FDA Approval and CE Mark for Surgical Leads for Spinal Pain
Spinal cord stimulators deliver electrical pulse to mask pain signals.  Read More »

Flint Rehabilitations Devices Debuts Interactive Rehab Glove
Product uses music and gaming to facilitate recovery following injury.  Read More »

Third-Quarter Sales Jump 8 Percent at Zimmer
Asian, European sales outpace those in the Americas. Read More »

October 22, 2014

Stryker's Net Sales Grow 11 Percent in Q3
But $2B repatriation cuts into earnings per share. Read More »

Paralyzed Man Walks With Help After New Treatment
Doctors use transplanted nasal cavity cells to create 'nerve bridge' in severed spinal column. Read More »

October 21, 2014

Medtronic Releases Divergence Anterior Cervical Fusion System
System offers new approach to one-level ACDF procedures. Read More »

Materialise Acquires OrthoView
Merger brings 3-D and 2-D surgical planning product offerings together. Read More »

No Decay in Subjective Function Found Decade After Ankle Surgery
Pain, limited function are rare, study concludes. Read More »

October 20, 2014

X-Spine Establishes Biologics Portfolio
Initial products include Axograft line of allografts. Read More »

Biotech Venture Capital Investment Slips in Q3
Overall, 2014 likely to be a record-breaking year, analysts predict. Read More »

Common Gene Variants Linked to Delayed Healing of Bone Fractures
Discovery could lead to screening tests for patients with broken bones. Read More »

AdvaMed Taps AZBio CEO to Lead State Medical Technology Alliance
New chairwoman moderated a roundtable discussion at AdvaMed 2014 conference. Read More »

October 17, 2014

Breg Merges With United Orthopedic Group
Combined product portfolio will feature four major brands. Read More »

Could ConvaTec Soon Be up For Sale?
Owners appoint banks to explore possible sale, sources claim. Read More »

October 16, 2014

The Orthopaedic Implant Company Releases Lower Extremity and Straight Plates
Products join company's existing upper extremity plate offerings. Read More »

Orthopedic Metal Allergies Linked to Cancer
Clinicians recommend patients be tested before undergoing implant surgery. Read More »

First Patient Enrolled In InVivo's Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Trial
Enrollment will re-open after three-month patient follow-up.  Read More »

Smith & Nephew Releases Plating System for Long Bone Fractures
The system includes mini flat plates and varying screw sizes. Read More »

October 15, 2014

FDA Clears Cervical Interbody Fusion Device from Precision Spine
The implant has two screw options and an integrated, modular system. Read More »

Survey Reveals Patient Perspective on Medtech Manufacturers
Poll conducted among more than 400 patient groups across 54 countries. Read More »

October 14, 2014

Can Physical Therapy Improve Hip, Knee Surgery Outcomes?
Prehabilitation reduces need for postoperative care by nearly 30 percent. Read More »

Pexco's Spectrum Plastics Division Expands with New Injection Molding Technology
The investment meets growing demand for bio materials in the medical market, company officials say.  Read More »

Mazor Robotics Promotes Internally for CEO of U.S. Subsidiary
Former SVP of global marketing has 16 years of healthcare management experience.  Read More »

October 13, 2014

France-Based Vexim Plans New Trial to Support U.S. Clearance of its Primary Technology
SpineJack is designed to tread vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis.  Read More »

Steris Buys U.K.-Based Synergy Health in Inversion Deal
Deal worth nearly $1.9 billion.  Read More »

RTI Surgical Receives FDA Letter
Agency cites issues with allograft processing and website language.  Read More »

Invibio Adds to PEEK Polymer Line for Orthopedics
New material well suited for trauma devices, company claims.  Read More »

FDA Approves Spineart's Cervical Cage System
Implant combines function of interbody device and cervical plate. Read More »

October 10, 2014

OrthoPediatrics Joins OrthoWorx
Company joins other device firms on the regional advocacy group's membership list.  Read More »

At AdvaMed Meeting, Clinton Says Industry 'Has an Argument' for Device Tax Repeal
Former secretary of state, senator and first lady keynoted the event's final day.  Read More »

AdvaMed Honors Medtronic Co-Founder with Lifetime Achievement Award
Ninety-year-old Earl Bakken is a pioneer in medical device development.  Read More »

AdvaMed Conference Reflects Improved Relationship with FDA
Agency outlines steps to improve product approval process, reduce clinical trial costs. Read More »

Globus Medical Releases New Fixation System
System is designed to address deformity correction, poor bone quality and compromised anatomy. Read More »

OrthAlign Debuts KneeAlign in U.K.
Alignment tool is compatible with any implant system. Read More »

October 9, 2014

FDA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance Document
Initiative focused on preventing unauthorized software changes, securing patient-specific data. Read More »

Report: Medtech Industry Must Differentiate to Avoid Commoditization
Analysis released at AdvaMed conference claims cost-cutting not enough to differentiate products. Read More »

Medical Tracking Solutions Continues to Grow Client Roster
Company's system provides real-time tracking of medical devices and biologics. Read More »

Ekso Bionics Promotes Internally for Chief Commercial Officer
Company also hires vice president of engineering, medical. Read More »

October 8, 2014

Global Medtech Market to Reach $514B by 2020
J&J's market dominance threatened by Medtronic-Covidien merger, report claims. Read More »

Medtronic Adjusts Covidien Deal Financing
Company to use $16B in outside cash to partially fund purchase. Read More »

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