Author: Josh Sandberg

Proposed US FDA User Fee Increase would Impact Smaller Medical Device Firms the Most
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Proposed US FDA User Fee Increase would Impact Smaller Medical Device Firms the Most

March 20, 2017 by Stewart Eisenhart EMERGO SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: The Trump Administration has proposed user fee increases for drug, medical device and other FDA registrants in 2018. Few specifics on the proposed increases make it difficult to determine exactly how medical device firms would be impacted. Smaller manufacturers […]

HSS: Shortened KOOS is Valid
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HSS: Shortened KOOS is Valid

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Wed, March 22nd, 2017 It’s a no-brainer…anyone would prefer to answer 7 survey questions as opposed to 42. Hurray for the researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, who have confirmed that a seven-question patient survey on pain, function and quality of […]

UnitedHealth Group Announces Extension of Exchange Offer to Acquire Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc.
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UnitedHealth Group Announces Extension of Exchange Offer to Acquire Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc.

March 17, 2017 MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) today announced that it has extended the expiration of its previously announced exchange offer for all of the outstanding shares of Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCAI) (“SCA”), a leading ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital provider. The exchange offer, […]

NuVasive announces new evidence-based recommendation released from NICE (U.K.) for Lateral Interbody Fusion
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NuVasive announces new evidence-based recommendation released from NICE (U.K.) for Lateral Interbody Fusion

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical device company focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions, today announced updated guidance from the National Industry for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the U.K. for lateral interbody fusion in the lumbar spine. NICE stated […]

Integra LifeSciences Launches Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture for the Titan™ Modular Shoulder System
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Integra LifeSciences Launches Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture for the Titan™ Modular Shoulder System

PLAINSBORO, N.J., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation  (Nasdaq:IART), a leading global medical technology company, announced the launch of the Titan™ Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture. The use of the reverse shoulder to treat humeral fractures has increased in recent years. However, heat from cement used […]