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Grassley, Kohl Continue Campaign To Disclose Financial Ties Between Doctors And Drug Companies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) today introduced legislation to require makers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics to publicly report money they give to doctors over $100 every year. The Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 would establish a nationwide standard requiring drug, device […]

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K2M Introduces a Simplified Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for Dynamic Stabilization of the Spine

LEESBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing innovative and simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures, today announced the introduction of a revolutionary minimally invasive approach to dynamic fixation of the spine. The POTOMAC™ Rod System and the SERENGETI™ Minimally Invasive Retractor System have […]

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Detroit Medical Center Announces the First Implantation of ConforMIS’ Personalized Knee Resurfacing System in Michigan

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital announced today the first implantations of a patient-specific, partial knee resurfacing implant designed and manufactured by ConforMIS, Inc. have been performed in Michigan. The novel implant system is intended for patients suffering from the earlier stages of osteoarthritis of the knee, a condition that affects […]

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DiFUSION Technologies Completes Successful Testing of Antimicrobial Spinal Implant

Austin, Texas – January 26, 2009 – DiFUSION Technologies, Inc., a medical device company targeting the orthopaedic market, has successfully completed a series of laboratory tests of its silver ion-based antimicrobial technology designed to mitigate Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in spinal surgery. The technology will be incorporated into DiFUSION’s first […]

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NuVasive Announces Preliminary Unaudited Full Year 2008 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2008 and provided financial guidance for the full year 2009. NuVasive […]

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ReGen Biologics Announces Common Stock Financing to Support Launch of Menaflex Collagen Meniscus Implant

HACKENSACK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ReGen Biologics (OTC: RGBO – News) (“ReGen”) announced today that on Friday, January 16, 2009, it completed the first of a two stage private placement of approximately $7 million of common stock. The second stage is estimated to result in the placement of approximately $3 million in additional […]

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Orthofix International Criticizes Ramius Announcement on RMG Report as Misleading and Inaccurate

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX – News) today criticized a press release issued by Ramius LLC in which the hedge fund issued statements that may be misleading to shareholders and which may improperly infer that proxy advisor RiskMetrics Group (RMG) supports Ramius’ intent to replace up to four members […]