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Stryker to acquire K2M for $1.4B
Stryker said today it inked a definitive agreement to acquire K2M for approximately $1.4 billion. In the deal, Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker said it will pay $27.50 per share for each outstanding share of K2M, for a total of approximately $1.4 billion. The purchase...
August 30, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Wright Medical to Buy Orthopaedic Company Cartiva for $435M
Wright Medical Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cartiva, Inc., a private orthopaedic medical device company focused on treatment of osteoarthritis of the great toe.  The transaction will add a differentiated PMA-approved technology for a high-volume...
August 30, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Warning Letter Issued to Zimmer Biomet’s Indiana Manufacturing Site
Zimmer Biomet received a warning letter from the FDA about quality violations found at a plant in Warsaw, Indiana. The agency had flagged the issues after a 2016 inspection of the site, but found in a re-inspection earlier this year...
August 28, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Approval for Ceterix Orthopaedics New Suture Cartridge
Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc., a leader in the development of cutting-edge surgical tools for orthopaedic surgeons, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of an added feature to the NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System – a size 0 suture...
August 28, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Siemens & Nuvasive Partner on Spinal Surgery Workflow Development
NuVasive said last week it had inked a strategic partnership deal with Siemens Healthineers looking to develop and advance technology designed for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Through the deal, dubbed the Spine Precision Partnership, the companies will look to jointly advance their proprietary...
August 13, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Magnetic Surgical Cement Pulls Chemotherapy Drugs across Blood-Brain Barrier into Spinal Tumors
Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that...
August 6, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Clears First Nanotechnology PEEK Devices for Spinal Intervertebral Fusion
Vallum Corporation, a medical device company, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) spinal interbody fusion device with a PEEKplus® nanotextured surface created by Vallum’s proprietary and...
July 18, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Receives Expanded Indication for Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement
Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for...
June 21, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Scammers Trick Seniors with ‘Free’ Medical Devices, Then Bill Medicare
Nancy DeLozier looked at the array of medical equipment on the floor of her living room and called it junk. The 84-year-old Northwest Side woman said she received the items in the mail but neither wants nor needs them. One...
June 19, 2018
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