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August 19, 2014

MedCom Advisors to Help Market OsteoMed Products
MedCom will also provide training and protocol development for spine device. Read More »

August 18, 2014

Former Integra LifeScience Employees Admit to Defrauding Hospitals
Duo conned hospitals out of more than $800,000.  Read More »

WiLAN Subsidiary Acquires Orthopedic Patent Portfolio From Hospital for Special Surgery
WiLAN will license IP to orthopedic technology companies. Read More »

Literature Supports Mensicus Repair as Treatment for Horizontal Cleavage Tears
Seventy-seven percent of reported repairs in nine studies were successful, literature review reveals. Read More »

August 15, 2014

Aurora Spine Appoints Western US Regional Sales VP
Executive spent time at Baxano Surgical and Trans1. Read More »

Spine Device Wins NIH Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition
The device treats postoperative neurological or vascular complications. Read More »

New Gel Promotes Bone Growth on Orthopedic Implants
Protein promoting bone growth binds to surface and can be released in a controlled way.  Read More »

August 14, 2014

FDA Clears BioTime's Regenerative Wound Management Technology
Premvia is the first cleared product from Hystem family of hydrogels. Read More »

Bacterin Adds to Board
New member is an M.D. with bioengineering background. Read More »

ACL Reconstruction Improves Reinjury Rates in Skeletally Immature Athletes
Study finds no evidence of growth disturbance. Read More »

Medtronic-Covidien Deal Faces U.S. Scrutiny
FTC requests more information and documents from Medtronic. Read More »

August 13, 2014

Halifax Biomedical Starts Spine Instability Measurement System Study
Company is developing stereo lithography tech to address spine instability and implant loosening. Read More »

DSM Offers Cellular Therapy Development Services
First distribution agreement is with DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine. Read More »

Exactech Rolls Out New Hip Stem System
Full U.S. release to begin in January.  Read More »

Smith & Nephew to Offer U.S. Hospitals Discounted Prices on Hips
Strategy designed to build up its position in competitive market.  Read More »

August 12, 2014

Clinical Journal Evaluates Bacterin's Bone Grafting Putty
Evaluation compared company's DBM putty to autologous bone graft material.  Read More »

August 11, 2014

Solid Growth Predicted for Trauma Market Over Next Six Years
Growth potential in Asia; North America remains largest market.  Read More »

InVivo Gets Go-Ahead for Patent Covering Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Technology
Technology is for open and closed wound spinal cord injuries. Read More »

Tornier Sees Top-Line Growth in Q2
Sales of upper extremity technology led other categories.  Read More »

New Studies Examine ConforMIS Custom Implant Outcomes
Company claims studies show custom knee feels more 'normal.' Read More »

Amedica Reports Significant Q2 Uptick in Silicon Nitride Product Sales
One-time charges in quarter increased losses.  Read More »

Blue Belt Technologies Celebrates Technology Milestone
Company's knee-surgery technology part of robotics-assisted system.  Read More »

MEDEC Approves Guidances on Ethical Relationships with Third-Party Distributors
Three documents encourage adoption of compliance policies. Read More »

August 8, 2014

FDA Clears Intellijoint HIP
HIP is a smart tool used to guide surgeons during hip replacement surgery. Read More »

Proposed Changes to Sunshine Act Could Increase Costs for Device Makers
New measures would take effect Jan. 1. Read More »

NuVasive Revenues Surge 15 Percent in Second Quarter
Company narrows its loss significantly from last year. Read More »

August 7, 2014

Medtech Jobs Remained Stable in 2013, Report Says
Only three of the top 15 firms reduced workforce size. Read More »

Study Shows Star Tumor Ablation System Effective for Spine Pain
DFINE's system can be used on tumors very close to the spinal cord.  Read More »

Smith & Nephew Reports 7 Percent Rise in Q2 Sales
Profit plummets 31 percent on acquisition costs. Read More »

August 6, 2014

Journal Publishes Positive Clinical Outcomes for Bacterin's Osteosponge
Study examined the demineralized cancellous bone product in medial shoulder lesions of the talus. Read More »

Reducing Medical Device Prices Could Save Australian Government $1 Billion
Private health insurers claim manufacturers increase device costs five-fold. Read More »

August 5, 2014

Cadence Makes Strategic Acquisition
New sites specialize in integrated stamped metal and molded plastic components.  Read More »

Baxano Gets Two New U.S. Patents
Patents related to the company's AxiaLIF Plus and VEO systems.  Read More »

Orthopedic Sales Help Buoy Greatbatch Q2 Performance
Ortho sales increased 17 percent.  Read More »

Bicruciate Substituting System Leads to Complications After TKA
Study subjects achieved comparable knee flexion characteristics. Read More »

Tecomet Buys Symmetry's Contract Manufacturing Business
Companies ink $450 million deal.  Read More »

Is the Hip Implant Market Improving?
Study claims patient confidence is growing again.  Read More »

August 4, 2014

Zimmer's Second-Quarter Net Income Jumps 16 Percent
Company lowers 2014 earnings forecast. Read More »

Active O Kicks Off New Clinical Trial Studying Non-Surgical Treatment for Lower Back Pain
The technology is a natural gases injection to treat contained herniated disc. Read More »

Smith & Nephew Moves 140 Jobs From UK to China
Jobs leave advanced wound management business, but site will remain active. Read More »

FDA Greenlights Medicrea K-Jaws Cervical Compression Staple
Company no longer tied to American distribution partner due to length approval process. Read More »

U.S. Medical Innovation Needs Smarter Incentives to Cut Health Spending
Study concludes that device makers must create products that produce more value.  Read More »

August 3, 2014

RTI Surgical Q2 Revenues Surge 56 Percent
International sales jump 37 percent. Read More »

August 1, 2014

KFx Medical Corporation Announces License of Its Knotless Double Row Patents
DePuy Mitek latest to license the technology. Read More »

K2M Launches Caspian Spinal System
The system is all-inclusive for rigid posterior fixation. Read More »

July 31, 2014

Smith & Nephew Launches New Hammer Toe Fixation System
Release marks company's first foray into the forefoot market. Read More »

July 30, 2014

Second-Quarter Sales Rise 23 Percent at Ossur
Net profit doubles from strong growth in prosthetics. Read More »

July 29, 2014

Advanced Biologics Publishes Benefits of OsteoAMP Growth Factor
Results published in trade journal validate anecdotal evidence. Read More »

July 28, 2014

Prior TKR or Revision THR Causes Increased Periprosthetic Fractures
Researchers find a three-fold higher risk of hospitalization.  Read More »

FDA Approves Updated Prestige Cervical Disc System from Medtronic
Original system entered U.S. market in 2007; updated version in Europe since 2004.  Read More »

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