Medical device firm Disc Dynamics is closing after it couldn’t get its once-promising product to market.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty
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Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

There has been much ado about Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty in recent months beginning with the study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Normally a well respected publication, it has been taking a lot of heat for publishing this report. It appears as though the studies were cut short from the projected number of patients because of a variety of reasons; however, the published findings were that Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty offer no benefit over a placebo.

Spine

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Stimulation Show Promise in Alleviating Back Pain

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Results from the first prospective study of minimally invasive facet arthrodesis and long-term data on spinal cord stimulation demonstrate the viability of these options to achieve pain relief in patients with various back pain conditions. The studies were presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s […]

Recon

US Capital Partners Serves as Co-Lender, Arranger of $3.5 Million Credit Facility to Consensus

San Francisco, CA, February 04, 2010 — US Capital Partners, Inc. (“USCP”) announced today that it has completed with Bridge Bank a $3.5 million senior secured credit facility to Consensus Orthopedics, Inc., headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA. US Capital Partners is a private investment bank, direct lender, co-lender, and […]

Financial

Alphatec Spine to Hold 4Q 2009 and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results Investor Call

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a leading medical technology company involved in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions […]

Neuro

Neuro Kinetics Is Company ‘To Watch,’ Says Top Defense Publication

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Defense Technology International, an influential publication serving the defense and military markets, says medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) is a company “to watch” for its research into new methods of detecting traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) in wounded combat soldiers […]

Biologics

NovaBone Products Relocates to Meet Increasing Demand for Its Bioengineered Products

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NovaBone Products, LLC has announced the relocation of its operations division to expanded and upgraded facilities where it will meet increasing demands of higher sales to a more geographically diverse distributor network. NovaBone Products is a privately-held company and a leader in developing bio-engineered bone graft substitutes to […]

Osteotech vs. Apatech
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Osteotech vs. Apatech

We have been hearing rumblings over the past few months about a war going on between Osteotech and Apatech. In head to head competition, Osteotech totals revenues of around $100 million while Apatech, although privately held, is rumored to have revenues north of $50 million.

Osteotech is going through a constant change and it was reported that they recently “reorganized” their recently “reorganized” management team.

The next wave of robotic and navigational technology in orthopedics is still evolving
Robotics

The next wave of robotic and navigational technology in orthopedics is still evolving

Semi-active robots and patient-specific templating and instrumentation will aid in surgeon accuracy, timing and positive results. By Anthony M. DiGioia III, MD; Branislav Jaramaz, PhD ORTHOPEDICS TODAY 2010; 30:18 Anthony M. DiGioia III Like many innovative concepts, robotics and navigation are still in transition, looking for the best match between […]

Neuro

Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation in Neuromodulation, St. Jude Medical Unveils Latest Product at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —-St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Swift-Lock(TM) anchor, a new product designed to help physicians efficiently secure neurostimulation leads utilized in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for the management of chronic […]