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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 […]

Spinal Elements® Announces Initial Procedures with Lucent® XP Expandable Interbody Implant
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Spinal Elements® Announces Initial Procedures with Lucent® XP Expandable Interbody Implant

March 20, 2017 CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, announced that the first procedures with its Lucent XP expandable interbody implant have been successfully completed. The Lucent XP System is an interbody device that can expand in height and increase in lordotic angle after it has been surgically […]

Smith & Nephew previews NAVIO™ Robotics-assisted Total Knee Application at AAOS ahead of full market release in Q2 2017
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Smith & Nephew previews NAVIO™ Robotics-assisted Total Knee Application at AAOS ahead of full market release in Q2 2017

LONDON, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the upcoming full market release of its NAVIO hand-held robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system. Smith & Nephew will be hosting live hands-on demonstrations for surgeons at the 2017 Annual American Academy […]

Stryker launches expensive Mako robot for knee replacement in cost-conscious era
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Stryker launches expensive Mako robot for knee replacement in cost-conscious era

By ARUNDHATI PARMAR – MedCity News As value-based care and bundled payments begin to take hold in the orthopedics industry and healthcare overall, Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker is doing something counterintuitive. It is launching an expensive piece of equipment. Coinciding with the first day of the annual meeting of the American Academy […]

Nearly one-third of osteoarthritis-related costs incurred the year prior to knee replacement surgery are for non-recommended treatments
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Nearly one-third of osteoarthritis-related costs incurred the year prior to knee replacement surgery are for non-recommended treatments

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the year prior to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, almost one-third of the costs for treatment of arthritis symptoms went toward strategies not recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), according to new research presented today at the 2017 AAOS […]

BoneSupport TM extends U.S. Distribution agreement for Cerament TM Bone Void Filler
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BoneSupport TM extends U.S. Distribution agreement for Cerament TM Bone Void Filler

Lund, Sweden, 14 March, 2017 – BONESUPPORT AB, an emerging leader in innovative injectable bioceramic bone scaffolds to treat bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery, announces that it has extended the term of its U.S. distribution agreement with Zimmer Biomet.  Under the agreement, Zimmer Biomet will continue […]

Implanet Strengthens Its Presence in Australia and New Zealand by Signing an Exclusive Distribution Partnership
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Implanet Strengthens Its Presence in Australia and New Zealand by Signing an Exclusive Distribution Partnership

March 14, 2017 BORDEAUX, France & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: IMPLANET (Paris:IMPL) (OTCQX:IMPZY) (Euronext: IMPL, FR0010458729, PEA-PME eligible; OTCQX: IMPZY), a medical technology company specializing in vertebral and knee-surgery implants, announces the integration of Jazz Claw into the ARTG register. This integration is completing the JAZZ Range for the treatment of […]

OMNIlife science™, Inc. Announces First Clinical Use of Novel Robotic Tissue Balancing Device for OMNIBotics® Technology Platform
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OMNIlife science™, Inc. Announces First Clinical Use of Novel Robotic Tissue Balancing Device for OMNIBotics® Technology Platform

RAYNHAM, Mass., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — OMNIlife science, Inc. (“OMNI™”), a privately-held, established medical technology company targeting the $15 billion global hip and knee replacement device market, announced today the first clinical use of a novel robotic tissue balancing device for use with OMNI’s market-leading OMNIBotics® robotic-assisted total knee replacement […]

Stryker’s Spine division to exhibit key technologies at AAOS 2017
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Stryker’s Spine division to exhibit key technologies at AAOS 2017

March 09, 2017 ALLENDALE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stryker’s Spine division today announced that it will demonstrate its Aero-C Cervical Stability System (Aero-C) and Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory implants and instruments (Xia CT) at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, March 15–18, 2017, in San Diego (booth No. 3133). Aero-C, […]

Study Finds Wide Use of Computed Tomography (CT) for Post-Operative Assessment of Spine Surgery, Despite Radiation Risks for Patients
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Study Finds Wide Use of Computed Tomography (CT) for Post-Operative Assessment of Spine Surgery, Despite Radiation Risks for Patients

March 08, 2017 SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simplify Medical, Inc., maker of the Simplify® cervical artificial disc designed to be clearly viewed on MRI with minimal artifact, announced findings from a new study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders that is the first to estimate the magnitude of computed tomography (CT) imaging for […]

Bio2 Technologies, Inc. to Present Results from Ovine Spinal Fusion Study
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Bio2 Technologies, Inc. to Present Results from Ovine Spinal Fusion Study

WOBURN, Mass., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bio2 Technologies will present a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (http://www.ors.org) in San Diego, CA on March 22, 2017 reporting the results from an ovine interbody fusion study conducted at Colorado State University comparing Bio2’s Vitrium device to […]