Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces New CTO

Spine

Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces New CTO

MARQUETTE, Mich., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Jeff Millin, President and CEO of Pioneer Surgical Technology, with corporate headquarters located in Marquette, MI, has just announced the appointment of Qibin “Chip” Bao, Ph.D. to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Bao has 23 years of medical device research and development experience.  Since joining Pioneer […]

Stem Cell Summit Re-Cap
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Stem Cell Summit Re-Cap

This past week, OrthoSpineNews attended Robin Young’s 5th annual Stem Cell Summit in New York City. We see this emerging market as the next frontier for orthopedic and spine innovation and product platforms. The idea of using the patient’s own body to harvest healthy stem cells to treat orthopedic diseases could not only be the pinnacle of personalized medicine, but transform the entire musculoskeletal landscape. What made this year’s meeting unique was the sentiment among KOLs and executives that the time for stem cell technologies to commercialize is eminent.

Biologics

BioMimetic Therapeutics Completes Submission of PMA Application for FDA Approval of Augment™ Bone Graft

FRANKLIN, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMTI) today announced it has submitted the third and final module of its Premarket Approval (PMA) application for marketing of Augment™ Bone Graft in the U.S. This final module, containing a comprehensive review of the clinical data related to Augment, completes the PMA application […]

Spine

Anulex Technologies, Inc. Announces the Launch of the Xclose™ Plus Tissue Repair System and Achieves 7,300 Patients Treated Milestone

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anulex Technologies, Inc., a privately held medical device manufacturer focusing on spinal disc Preservation & Anular Repair™ products, announced the commercial availability of the Xclose™ Plus Tissue Repair System at the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Xclose Plus Tissue […]

Spine

Frank Phillips, Paul Anderson and Federico Girardi Join SI-BONE’s Medical Advisory Board

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire / — SI-BONE, Inc. (Cupertino, California), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical device to treat sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction today announced that several key luminary spine surgeons have joined the Company’s Medical Advisory Board.  Drs. Frank M. Phillips, Paul A. Anderson and Federico […]

Financial

DJO Incorporated Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO Incorporated (“DJO” or the “Company”), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced financial results for its operating subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC (“DJOFL”), for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. ReAble Therapeutics, Inc. (“ReAble”) […]

Spine

Vertebroplasty Effective in Treatment of VCFs

The results of a study of more than 4500 patients from six Italian EVEREST (European Vertebroplasty Research Team) Centers (Dr. G.C. Anselmetti-Candiolo Torino, Dr. G. Bonaldi-Bergamo, Dr. P. Carpeggiani-Pisa, Dr. S. Masala-Roma, Dr. M. Muto-Napoli,) confirms the effectiveness of vertebroplasty in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), finding that the procedure provides significant and […]

Biologics

Amgen and Centocor Ortho Biotech Products Finalize ESA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) With FDA

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), which include Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa) and PROCRIT® (Epoetin alfa).  The […]

Spine

CARSON v. DEPUY SPINE, INC.

CAMILLE CARSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. DEPUY SPINE, INC., a corporation, Defendant-Appellee. No. 08-56698. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Submitted February 11, 2010[ 1 ] Pasadena, California. Filed February 16, 2010. Before: THOMAS and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges, and BEISTLINE,[ 2 ] Chief District Judge. Read it all here