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Stryker has sold its bone morphogenetic protein-7 assets to Mariel Therapeutics. The companies entered into a definitive agreement announced yesterday. 
Benvenue Medical named 20-year industry veteran Jeffrey Jones chief operating officer. 
A group of researchers recently compared trends in primary cervical fusion procedures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis against the general population and published their results in Spine. 
  Here are 15 surgeons, hospitals and providers in the spine field who received awards and recognition over the past few months.  
Around 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives and it's estimated that back pain costs more than $90 billion per year in lost productivity and work days, according to an ABC News report.  
NuVasive named Carol Cox executive vice president of strategy and corporate communications, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov. 
A study published in The Spine Journal examined how a person's wealth impacted their back problems and comorbidities. 
Exactech Executive Vice President Gary J. Miller sold 12,392 more shares of the company's stock last Tuesday, according to a Mideast Times report. 
  Here are 30 hospitals and health systems opening new spine centers or expanding existing spine services.  
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons named Todd J. Albert, MD, FACS, a board member as the editor's voting representative, according to an AAOS Now report. 
A study recently published in Spine examines whether using femoral heads from patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for spinal fusion as a source of allograft bone is cost-effective. 
Spine device company NuVasive plans to open an international operations center in Waterford, Ireland, according to a Silicon Report article. 
A study recently published in Spine examines the variation in spine surgery costs and the implications that variation could have on evidence-based bundled payments. 
More than two months after Zimmer announced intentions to acquire Biomet, the United States Federal Trade Commission requested additional information on the companies. 
The first surgery using Aurora Spine's Discovery interbody cage with TiNano plasma spray coating was performed in California today. 
Mazor Robotics reported four Renaissance Systems were sold during the second quarter of 2014. 
OrthoGeorgia and Forsyth Street Orthopaedics, both located in Macon, Ga., have merged, according to a report by The Telegraph.  
When it comes to new technology, Christensen’s model of disruptive innovation can be fairly well understood.  
Research and Markets released a new report forecasting the international sports medicine device market through 2019.  
Stryker acquired assets of Small Bone Innovations in a cash transaction of $375 million. 
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