Author: Drue De Angelis

Orthocell Granted European Tendon Regeneration Patent
Regulatory Sports Medicine

Orthocell Granted European Tendon Regeneration Patent

December 14, 2017 PERTH, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Limited (ASX:OCC, “Orthocell” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has been granted a key European Patent. The patent is entitled ‘Culture medium, culturing method and use of tenocytes’ protecting the method of manufacturing tendon regeneration cells (Tenocytes) to form […]

NuVasive Appoints Experienced Spine Executive Michael Piccirillo To Lead New Global Surgeon Education Platform
Spine Top Stories

NuVasive Appoints Experienced Spine Executive Michael Piccirillo To Lead New Global Surgeon Education Platform

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, announced today the expansion of its renowned surgeon education program into a Clinical Professional Development (CPD) global platform for surgeons that integrates surgical training with […]

AlloSource Announces Raime Leeby Muhle As Chief Financial Officer
Biologics Top Stories

AlloSource Announces Raime Leeby Muhle As Chief Financial Officer

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, today announced the appointment of Raime Leeby Muhle as Chief Financial Officer. With over 18 years of experience, her background […]

VEXIM Announces the Results of the Simplified Tender Offer Initiated by Stryker
Financial

VEXIM Announces the Results of the Simplified Tender Offer Initiated by Stryker

December 12, 2017 BALMA, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: VEXIM (Paris:ALVXM), a medical device company specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of vertebral fractures listed on Euronext Growth (FR0011072602 – ALVXM), announces that the simplified public tender offer for the shares and BSAAR warrants of VEXIM (the “offer”), initiated by Stryker France […]

DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery
Spine

DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery

December 12, 2017 DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of CONCORDE™ Clear MIS Discectomy Device, a surgical solution designed to simplify discectomy in minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery. Now available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the single-use tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-removing process (discectomy) […]

Smith & Nephew Announce European Launch of Handheld Imaging Technology a New Era of Evidence-Based Decision Making in Wound Care
Extremities

Smith & Nephew Announce European Launch of Handheld Imaging Technology a New Era of Evidence-Based Decision Making in Wound Care

December 11, 2017 LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the European launch of MolecuLight i:XTM, the easy to use, handheld imaging device that instantly measures wound surface area and visualises the presence and distribution of potentially harmful bacteria in wounds.2,3 Currently wound […]

Sports Medicine Market by Product, Application & Region – Global Forecast to 2022
Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Market by Product, Application & Region – Global Forecast to 2022

DUBLIN, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The “Sports Medicine Market – Global Forecast to 2022” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The global sports medicine market is projected to reach USD 8.24 Billion by 2022 from USD 5.78 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. The increasing incidence of sports injuries, continuous […]

Next-Generation High-Definition Visualization System for Minimally Invasive Surgery Introduced by DePuy Synthes
Recon Spine Top Stories

Next-Generation High-Definition Visualization System for Minimally Invasive Surgery Introduced by DePuy Synthes

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the PUREVUE™ Visualization System was unveiled at the Orthopaedic Summit 2017: Evolving Techniques. This new offering from DePuy Synthes*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies**, is a state-of-the-art imaging platform for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Approximately 18.6 million endoscopic procedures are […]

Antibacterial Benefits of PEKK for Orthopedic Applications Detailed in Study of 3D-Printed OsteoFab® Structures
Biologics

Antibacterial Benefits of PEKK for Orthopedic Applications Detailed in Study of 3D-Printed OsteoFab® Structures

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced the results of an independent scientific study that reveals superior antibacterial properties of 3D printed PEKK (poly-ether-ketone-ketone) structures vs. conventional PEEK (poly-ether-ether-ketone) […]

ChoiceSpine™ Announces First Clinical Use of HAWKEYE Ti Device
Spine

ChoiceSpine™ Announces First Clinical Use of HAWKEYE Ti Device

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2017 ChoiceSpine LP, a privately-held spinal device manufacturer based in Knoxville, TN, announces the first clinical use of HAWKEYE Ti, a 3D-printed, titanium Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) device. The first surgery was performed by Joe Ordonez, MD, Neurosurgical Associates, Norfolk, VA at Sentara Norfolk General also […]

Exactech and TPG Capital Announce Amended Merger Agreement Providing for Increase in Merger Consideration to $49.25 per share
Financial

Exactech and TPG Capital Announce Amended Merger Agreement Providing for Increase in Merger Consideration to $49.25 per share

December 04, 2017 GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exactech, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXAC), a leading developer and producer of orthopaedic implant devices and surgical instrumentation for extremities and large joints, announced today that it has entered into an amendment to its merger agreement with TPG Capital and certain of its affiliates which was previously […]

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry
Financial Top Stories

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry

By Carolyn Y. Johnson December 3, 2017 Pharmacy giant CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion blockbuster acquisition that could rein in health-care costs and transform its 9,700 pharmacy storefronts into community medical hubs for primary care and basic procedures, the companies announced Sunday afternoon. The pharmacy chain agreed to buy Aetna for […]