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December 3, 2014

Scottish Synthetic Bone Graft Company Secures $4.8M in Funding
Technology was spun from the University of Aberdeen in May 2011. Read More »

Brazil Seeks Industry Feedback Following Manufacturing Inspections
Medical device makers now can submit a form to ANVISA regulators after an inspection. Read More »

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama Expands Tennessee Operations
Company to invest $2.1 million, create 35 jobs. Read More »

December 2, 2014

Conventus Orthopaedics Completes Series A Financing
Company has raised more than $30 million to date. Read More »

Spinal Modulation Completes Axium U.S. Trial Enrollment
Company will present data from Europe and Australia at upcoming conference. Read More »

Ekso Bionics to Submit New 510(k) for Robotic Exoskeleton Based on Regulatory Changes
Powered exoskeletons reclassified from class I to class II. Read More »

Health Canada Gives Go-Ahead for RepliCel Clinical Trial
Trial will evaluate stem cell therapy for Achilles tendonitis. Read More »

December 1, 2014

Magnetic Nanoparticles Stimulate Stem Cells to Regenerate Bones
Researchers able to deliver the cells directly to injured area. Read More »

Miraclean Rolls Out New Anodizing System
New system gives part and instrument manufacturers the option to bring color anodizing in house.  Read More »

New Technique Allows Ultrasound to Penetrate Bone, Metal
N.C. researchers design customized metamaterial structures to offset high-frequency acoustic waves. Read More »

U.S., E.U. and Canada Green-Light Medtronic-Covidien Deal
Companies await Chinese approval. Read More »

November 28, 2014

SpineGuard Earns Certification in Brazil
Company will begin Brazilian registration process for PediGuard device. Read More »

Trice Orthopedics Completes Bridge Loan Financing
Money will fund 510(k) submission and commercialization of new MI diagnostic device. Read More »

Corin Group Acquires Optimized Ortho
Deal gives Corin IP technology for patient-specific hip replacements.  Read More »

November 27, 2014

Centinel Spine Unveils Modified Lumbar Interbody System
Design change addresses the challenges in placing lateral screws. Read More »

November 26, 2014

InVivo Adds Sites to Neuro-Spinal Scaffold IDE Study
Enrollment will re-open after three-month observation of first patient. Read More »

November 25, 2014

Medacta USA Reports First Use of its MySpine Patient-Matched Technology
MySpine received FDA 510(k) clearance in May. Read More »

K2M Receives Clearance for Expandable Vertebral Body Replacement Device
System designed to give structural stability following a corpectomy or vertebrectomy. Read More »

Is Smith & Nephew in Play ... Again?
Stryker is rumored to be interested in a purchase of Smith & Nephew.  Read More »

Oxford Performance Materials Receives NIH Grant to Research Infections from Orthopedic Implants
Research will take place at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read More »

November 24, 2014

Bone Therapeutics and Kasios Form Product Development Partnership
Bone Therapeutics also appoints chief clinical/regulatory officer. 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 toward less-invasive spine technology. 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 »

CoorsTek Medical Buys Italian Manufacturing Firm
Acquisition gives recently formed CoorsTek an international presence.  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 »

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