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Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making headlines this week.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Zimmer Biomet released expected preliminary second quarter financial reports and addresses production lag at the legacy Biomet manufacturing site in Warsaw, Ind. The results were released the same day David Dvorak stepped down from his role as CEO after leading the company for 10 years.  By Laura Dyrda -
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted Jana Partners clearance to purchase Zimmer Biomet shares, would allow the hedge fund to purchase additional stake in the company, according to Reuters.  By Laura Dyrda -

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Olympic sprinter James Ellington partnered with Invibio Biomaterial Solutions and CarboFix Orthopedics to support patients recovering from traumatic injuries.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids, Mich., found in favor of Stryker Crop., in a patent infringement case against Zimmer Biomet and awarded the orthopedic device company giant $248.7 million, according to Reuters.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines the cost of failed spinal fusion for lower back pain.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are three minimally invasive spine surgery devices and technologies making a splash in the industry.  By Megan Wood -

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Pinnacle Spine Group received a new patent for in situ graft delivery to a fusion device.  By Megan Wood -
The Medicrea Group reported its sales for the first half of 2017.  By Megan Wood -
Aurora Spine received a loan from a company insider with the aggregate principal amount of $350,000.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers investigated reoperations within 48 hours after pediatric neurosurgery procedures, in a study published in Journal of Neurosurgery.  By Megan Wood -
Mountain Home, Ark.-based Baxter Regional Medical Center's Lucas Bradley, MD, will head the medical center's new neurosurgery and spine clinic, according to The Baxter Bulletin.  By Megan Wood -
Four spine surgeons discuss trends in the use of spine biologics.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for July 13, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examines reoperation rates for patients with recurrent disc herniation.  By Laura Dyrda -
Vertiflex named Michael Enxing the company's new vice president and COO.  By Laura Dyrda -
Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute entered into a partnership with Field House Moorestown (N.J.) for naming rights of its indoor sports and physical training facility, according to a report from the Burlington County Times.  By Laura Dyrda -
Dallas-based CTL Medical signed a partnership agreement with G-21 to market G-21's bone cement, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty technology.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Due to a shortage of physicians, the University of California Davis created a program allowing students to graduate medical school in three years instead of four, according to CBS Sacramento.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
David W. Lown, U.S. executive and general manager of Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, thinks orthopedic market competitors should adopt an integrated research, development and commercial access strategy.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
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