Stryker sees 2010 earnings rising 8-12 percent

Spine

Integra LifeSciences Announces First Surgery With Paramount(R) Pedicle Screw System for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Jan. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integra LifeSciences (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that the first surgery using Integra Spine’s Paramount(R) Pedicle Screw System for minimally invasive spine surgery was performed by Dr. Andrew Parkinson, of Orthopedic Associates of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “The surgery went smoothly. My patient had degenerative […]

Regulatory

Device Firms May See Tougher Laws

Medical-device companies could benefit from an improving economy and a clearer view of health-system changes this year, but they will still have to contend with plenty of challenges. These include toughening regulatory oversight, hospitals battling high device prices, an expected multibillion-dollar tax as part of health-overhaul legislation, and no big […]

Financial

$15M for Salient Surgical

Salient Surgical Technologies of Portsmouth, NH, has raised $15 million in equity-based financing from a group of 10 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing published online yesterday. Established in 1999 and formerly known as Tissuelink Medical, Salient makes devices that stop bleeding and seal wounds by allowing surgeons to apply […]

Spine

RSB Spine, LLC, Announces Sales Increases of 38% Year Over Year, 42% Sequentially: Reaches InterPlate(R) Implantation Milestone

CLEVELAND, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — RSB Spine, LLC, today announced a 38% increase in sales for year ended Dec. 31, 2009, versus year-end 2008, and a 42% sales increase for the fourth quarter of 2009 versus third-quarter 2009. Additionally, the company reported that it achieved an important milestone in 2009 […]

Spine

TranS1 Inc. Announces Appointment of Ken Reali as President and Chief Operating Officer

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TranS1 Inc. (Nasdaq:TSON – News), a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing products that implement its proprietary minimally invasive surgical approach to treat degenerative disc disease and instability affecting the lower lumbar region of the spine, is pleased to announce […]

Extremities

Ossur Americas Appoints New Vice-President of Sales and Business Development

ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Marketwire – January 7, 2010) – Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, announced today that Lou Ruggiero will be joining the Össur Americas organization as the new Vice-President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Ruggiero comes to Össur with an impressive background of leadership and ability to achieve results. […]

Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients
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Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients

Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) — The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.

More than 3,000 patients eligible for Medicare, the government’s largest health-insurance program, will be forced to pay cash…

Spine

TranS1 Inc. Partners With Life Spine, Inc. to Distribute Avatar(TM), a New Minimally Invasive Pedicle Screw System

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TranS1 Inc. (Nasdaq:TSON) a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing products that implement its proprietary minimally invasive surgical approach to treat degenerative disc disease and instability affecting the lower lumbar region of the spine, announced today the completion of […]