• Uncategorized
    South Korea Is A “Key Market” In Covidien’s Global Strategy

    Covidien launches a $21 million innovation center in South Korea, a country the medical device giant calls key to its international plans. Massachusetts medical device maker Covidien (NYSE:COV) is opening the doors on a new Center of Innovation in South Korea, a country that the company calls “a key market in our global strategy.”...

  • Spine
    Biomet Units Lose $2.7M Royalty Dispute With Spine Surgeon

    An appeals court in New Jersey upholds a $2.7 million judgment against 2 Biomet subsidiaries in a royalties dispute with spine surgeon Dr. Neil Kahanovitz. Two Biomet subsidiaries are on the hook for some $2.7 million in royalty payments to a prominent spine surgeon it stopped paying in 2008, after a New...

  • Financial
    Medtronic’s Maneuvers May Signal Long-Term Struggles For Industry

    Wall Street analysts warn that Medtronic’s moves into disease management signal “challenging times ahead for device manufacturers.”...

  • Recon
    Biomet’s Preemption Bid Fails, Company Proceeds To Trial Over Metal Hips

    Biomet fails to convince an Indiana federal judge that federal preemption laws protect the company against personal injury lawsuits over its metal-on-metal M2A hip.   Biomet will go to bat over its M2A-magnum metal-on-metal hip implants after failing to convince an Indiana federal judge that a personal injury lawsuit was preempted by...

  • Financial
    InVivo Tanks After Pushing Back Spinal Study

    InVivo Therapeutics planned to kick off a study of its investigational spinal implant in the coming months, but an FDA roadblock has made that impossible, news that sent the device maker’s stock on a nearly 40% plunge Tuesday. The company is working to get its biopolymer scaffolding for spinal injuries onto the...

  • Financial
    LDR Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

    AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LDR Holding Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be...

  • Uncategorized
    Orthopedics Visionary, Lew Bennett, Dies at Age 87

    Lew Bennett, one of the founders of Howmet (later Howmedica Corporation, later part of Stryker Corporation) and a senior executive at Sofamor Danek (now Medtronic, Inc.), Smith &Nephew plc, NuVasive, Inc., SpineMedica Corp., Custom Spine, Inc., board member of HydroCision, Inc., and one of the most beloved veterans of the orthopedic industry,...

  • Regulatory
    Would We Know If A Medical Device Was Hacked?

    The absence of reported hacks on medical devices doesn’t mean they aren’t happening, experts say, because there...

  • Recon
    Zimmer Scores 510(k) Nod for Device to Aid Surgeons With Reverse Anthroplasty Procedures

    Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH) may have gone down swinging in its most recent courtroom drama with Stryker, but the orthopedics giant may be set to prop itself back up. The FDA gave the Warsaw, Ind.-based company 510(k) clearance for the Patient Specific Instrument Shoulder system. The clearance is to work hand-in-hand with...

  • Recon
    APEX Robotic Technology™ on display at CAOS

    During the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Surgery, a study presented by Dr. Jan Koenig demonstrated why APEX Robotic Technology™ (OMNIlife science, Inc., East Taunton, MA) continues to be an industry leading solution to achieve post-operative alignment accuracy in total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  It is not just...

  • Biologics
    California Research Team Prints Cartilage with an Inkjet Printer

    While companies such as ISTO Technologies and Integra LifeSciences work on growing viable, implantable human cartilage, Darryl...

  • Regulatory
    Docs Brace For Sunshine As Industry Gifts Go Public

    Starting this month, medical device and drug companies are disclosing every dollar they pay doctors, whether to recoup a meal or bankroll a clinical trial, and rising scrutiny has some physicians rethinking their relationships with the industry.   As The Wall Street Journal reports, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s sunshine provision,...

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