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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
J&J Acquires Robotic-Surgery Firm Auris for $3.4 Billion
Focused on creating the next frontier of surgery, Johnson & Johnson, today announced that Ethicon, Inc., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash. Additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion,...
February 13, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith & Nephew Discussing $3B NuVasive Acquisition
Smith & Nephew is in discussions to pick up spine-focused medtech developer NuVasive Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion, according to a report from the Financial Times released late last week. The companies have not officially commented on the...
February 11, 2019
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Fish-Skin Wound Care Company Gets Swiss Approval, Makes Acquisition
Kerecis, the company pioneering the use of fish skin in tissue regeneration, today received a notice from Swiss healthcare authorities that the company’s lead product, Kerecis Omega3 Wound, will be reimbursed in Switzerland. The company will also acquire the Swiss life-science...
February 11, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Sirakoss Wins CE Mark for Osteo3 Bone Graft Substitute
SIRAKOSS Ltd, a developer of nanosynthetic bone graft substitutes, announced today it has been granted CE Mark clearance in the European Union (EU) for Osteo3, a novel nanosynthetic bone graft substitute designed to improve patient healing, offering surgeons a more...
February 4, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Stryker Installed an Impressive 54 Mako Robots in Q4 2018
Stryker made the market wait for more than a year after FDA approval for the full commercial launch of its Mako total knee product, prompting us to wonder, at the time, if the robot would be worth the wait. It’s safe...
January 31, 2019
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
FDA Breaks Record for Medical Device Approvals in 2018
It’s an unprecedented time for innovation and regulation in medical devices. The Food and Drug Administration announced that 2018 was their most successful year in approving medical devices. 106 devices received the FDA’s marketing green light, breaking the record of...
January 30, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Announces First U.S. Spine Patients Treated with Mazor X Stealth Robotic Surgical System
Medtronic today announced the first U.S. patients treated with the Mazor X Stealth Edition for spine surgery following its recent commercial launch. The Mazor X Stealth Edition offers a fully-integrated procedural solution for surgical planning, workflow, execution and confirmation. The...
January 28, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Zimmer Biomet Receives FDA Clearance for ROSA® Knee System for Robotically-Assisted Surgeries
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of the ROSA® Knee System for robotically-assisted total knee replacement surgeries. ROSA Knee features 3D pre-operative planning tools and real-time, intraoperative data...
January 25, 2019
Orthopedics and Spine
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Acquired by European Private Equity Firm
Nordic Capital Fund IX announced today that it has agreed to acquire a majority holding in Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, from Altor Fund III who will retain a significant minority holding in the company. Headquartered in Holt, Michigan, Orchid is a world...
January 23, 2019
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