Anika Therapeutics Acquires Fidia Advanced Biopolymers: A Leading Innovator in Hyaluronic Acid Based Tissue Engineered Products

Biologics

Anika Therapeutics Acquires Fidia Advanced Biopolymers: A Leading Innovator in Hyaluronic Acid Based Tissue Engineered Products

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec 31, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced that it has acquired Fidia Advanced Biopolymers, s.r.l. (“FAB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately held Italian pharmaceutical company, Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. FAB provides hyaluronic acid-based (“HA”) products in several therapeutic areas including for the regeneration […]

Financial Recon

Stryker Completes Acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 31, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions, the market leader in the reprocessing and remanufacturing of medical devices in the U.S. “The acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions will enhance our value […]

Building Management Teams in Orthopedics
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Building Management Teams in Orthopedics

“I hear that Brad from the Billion Dollar Computer Company is looking for a job…must be good if he reached management there.

“And he can probably get up to speed on spine pretty fast. Or there’s that star researcher from Mega Ortho…but I hear he takes a long time to make decisions.”

Such thinking makes Drue De Angelis shudder. De Angelis, President and…

Spine

Balloon Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture Nonunion

Abstract Patients with nonunion of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that are refractory to conservative treatments have persistent back pain, progressive vertebral body collapse and kyphosis, and mobility of the fracture. Although many previous reports have reported vertebral compression fractures treated by balloon kyphoplasty, few data is available on using this […]

Recon

DePuy Voluntarily Recall LCS Duofix

Medical device company DePuy (a Johnson & Johnson company) in July voluntarily recalled a prosthesis known as the LCS Duofix Femoral Component because one material used affected the tissue in the joint. The knees were recalled after the problem was detected. Fewer than 1000 South Australians are believed to have […]

Spine

William Christy Takes Helm as SpineMatrix CEO

Medical Device Entrepreneur to Guide Company’s Growth and Ongoing Innovation AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ — William “Bill” Christy, a veteran of five successful medical device start-up companies, has been named chief executive officer of SpineMatrix, an Akron, Ohio-based medical technology company specializing in advanced spinal diagnostics. He joins the […]

Extremities Robotics

Novation Awards Single Source Agreement to OrthoScan, Inc. for Mini C-Arms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OrthoScan, Inc., a privately held medical device company based in Scottsdale, Arizona today announced that Novation, the healthcare industry’s leading contracting services company, has named OrthoScan its sole supplier of Mini C-Arms. The agreement is effective December 15th for three years with two one year extension options. Under […]