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November 5, 2014

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

November 4, 2014

Cadence Expands Rhode Island Facility
Added square footage nearly doubles size of the exisiting space.  Read More »

Integra LifeSciences Plans to Spin Off its Spine Division
Spine unit will become standalone firm.  Read More »

Stryker Pays to Settle Hip Implant Lawsuits
Company to pay at least $1.4 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits.  Read More »

November 3, 2014

Countdown to Medica & Compamed: Show Organizers Report an Uptick in Exhibitor Registrations
There are 10 percent more Compamed exhibitors than in 2013.  Read More »

RTI Surgical Releases Third Quarter Results
Executives report resolution of FDA warning letter. Read More »

Blue Belt Technologies Closes Debt Financing
The $40 million injection will help strengthen company's business partnerships. Read More »

November 2, 2014

Biomet Pays $6M to End Federal Suit Over Bone Growth Device
Settlement involves products sold by EBI unit between 2001 and 2008. Read More »

October 31, 2014

Oxford Performance Materials and Yale University Form Product Development Joint Research Program
Partnership will explore innovative and cost-effective 3-D-printed biomedical technologies and applications. Read More »

Dallen Medical Gains Clearance for Ligament Repair Device
FDA green-lights Tensyn band for shoulder separation and certain ankle procedures. Read More »

Zimmer Announces Name Change and Leadership After Close of Biomet Deal
Newly combined firm will be called Zimmer Biomet. Read More »

October 30, 2014

Apple Bars Medical Device Apps From iCloud
Ban includes all applications developed under Apple's HealthKit program.  Read More »

BMP Use Does Not Impact Nonunion Rates After Spinal Fusion
Data based on more than 9,000 cases between 2009 and 2011. Read More »

October 29, 2014

Ekso Bionics Receives NIH Grant for Pediatric Exoskeleton
Company is collaborating with physicians at Benioff Children's Hospital. Read More »

JAMA Study Finds Disc Replacement More Cost Effective Than Fusion
Study used LDR's Mobi-C cervical disc.  Read More »

FDA Expands Trial Parameters for InVivo Biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold
Age limits, BMI allowance and injury levels have been increased. Read More »

Smith & Nephew Scores Another Patent Victory Over Arthrex
Decision is latest in a decade-long battle between the two companies. Read More »

Teleflex Awarded U.S. Army Grant to Develop Anti-Biofilm Orthopedic Device
Grant will fund R&D of a surface-modified tibial intramedullary nail.  Read More »

October 28, 2014

EOS Imaging Gets South Korean Marketing Approval
Company continues its growth in the Asia Pacific market.  Read More »

October 27, 2014

Tornier and Wright Medical Merge in All-Stock Deal Worth $3.3 Billion
Combined firm will be based in the Netherlands.  Read More »

Wright Medical's BioMimetic Gets FDA OK for Augment Bone Graft
Company reports third-quarter results.  Read More »

Collagen Matrix Acquired by Metalmark Capital
Management team will remain in place.  Read More »

Aurora Spine Signs Deal with MedAssets
Aurora's spine products now available to the firm's full network of hospitals. Read More »

Low Back Pain Accounts for Third of all Work-Related Disability
Agricultural sector employees at greatest risk. Read More »

Biomet Reports Drop in First-Quarter Earnings
But company posts higher sales in nearly all divisions. Read More »

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 »

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