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Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Spiderwort Spinal Cord Technology
Spiderwort Inc., a Canadian medical device company developing innovative biomaterials for regenerative medicine, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated CelluBridgeTM, Spiderwort’s  Spinal Cord Scaffold Implant, as a “Breakthrough Device”. The FDA Breakthrough Devices program...
November 12, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
Cerapedics Announces Commercial Launch of i-FACTOR+ Matrix in Canada
Cerapedics, a private ortho-biologics company, today announced the full commercial availability of i-FACTOR+ MATRIX for surgical implantation in Canada. “We are excited to announce that i-FACTOR+ Matrix is now fully available in Canada  through our distributor Surgi-One and can be used in both...
November 5, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
Stryker Will Divest Total Ankle Business to get FTC Blessing for Wright Medical Acquisition
The Federal Trade Commission will require medical device companies Stryker Corp. and Wright Medical Group N.V. to divest all assets related to Stryker’s total ankle replacements and finger joint implant products to remedy concerns that Stryker’s proposed $4 billion acquisition of Wright...
November 3, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
IlluminOss Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Use in Femur and Tibia Fractures as a Supplement to Approved Hardware
IlluminOss Medical, a medical device company focused on minimally invasive orthopedic fracture repair, today announced an expanded U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 510k) clearance for its Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System. The new clearance allows IlluminOss to be used in femur and...
October 29, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
Conformis Announces 510(k) Clearance for Cordera Hip System
Conformis, Inc. today announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the Company’s new Cordera Hip System. The first product in the Conformis hip product line, the Conformis Hip System, was launched commercially in November 2019 and...
October 15, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
CartiHeal Receives FDA “Breakthrough Device Designation” for the novel Agili-C Implant
CartiHeal, developer of Agili-C, a proprietary implant for the treatment of cartilage lesions in arthritic and non-arthritic joints, announced today that FDA has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for the Agili-C implant. FDA’s Breakthrough Device Program is reserved for certain medical...
October 12, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
Simplify Medical Receives FDA Approval for 1-Level Simplify Disc PMA
Simplify Medical, a privately-held company focused on cervical spinal disc arthroplasty and developer of the Simplify® cervical artificial disc, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval for the Simplify Disc Pre-Market Application (PMA) for 1-level indications. Simplify Disc achieved...
October 2, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith+Nephew Acquires Integra Lifescience’s Extremity Orthopedics Business for $240
Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces that it has agreed to acquire the Extremity Orthopaedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 million. The acquisition supports Smith+Nephew’s strategy to invest in higher-growth segments. This acquisition will significantly strengthen Smith+Nephew’s extremities...
September 29, 2020
Orthopedics and Spine
THINK Surgical and Total Joint Orthopedics Announce Collaboration on Robotic Knee Surgery
Total Joint Orthopedics (TJO) announced today a new collaboration with THINK Surgical®, Inc., an advanced orthopedic robot technology company based in Fremont, CA. Under the terms of the agreement, THINK Surgical will develop software allowing TJO’s Klassic® Knee System to be implanted...
September 24, 2020
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