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The China orthopedic industry is expected to grow through 2017, according to a Research in China report.
A new Zacks report upgrades Symmetry Medical to an "outperform" rating, according to an InterCooler report.
A systematic literature review published in Arthroscopy found that horizontal meniscus tear repairs can be successful.

4. WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine almost in session

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:10
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine welcomed its first class of students and will celebrate a public grand opening in September, according to a Western Michigan University news report.

5. Gabelli starts covering Globus Medical with "buy" rating

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:56
  Gabelli will now cover Globus Medical, a spine-focused medical device company, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report.

6. Medtronic, LDR, Baxano Surgical & more — 6 key notes

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:58
  Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.

7. Orthofix outlines updates for past financial reports

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:26
Last week Orthofix announced the company would delay releasing second quarter financial reports until they were able to adjust issues with their calculations. Today, the company said it would restate the prior period's financial statements for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 fiscal statements as well as the first quarter ending in March, 2014.
Medtronic CEO Ishrak Omar used the company's first quarter 2015 fiscal year financial report to explain why their recently announced acquisition of Covidien will be good for the United States economy.
  Medical devices have been assessed almost twice as rapidly this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as compared to the same period last year, according to analysis conducted by the Evaluate Group.

10. Aesculap Implant Systems releases new spinal system

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:37
Aesculap Implant Systems made the S4 Element MIS System available for posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation systems for endoscope technology to gain direct visualization.
  Osseon announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance and the commercial release of its Osseoflex SB 2ml steerable balloon, an addition to its articulating vertebral augmentation product line.
Medtronic reported slight fiscal year 2015 first quarter revenue growth over the same period last year, with 6 percent revenue growth in the United States, on the heels of the company's announcement to acquire Covidien in June.

13. Ronda Stryker sells 14k more shares in $1M transaction

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 18 August 2014 17:12
Ronda Stryker is at it again — just three days after selling 21,000 company shares in a $1.6 million transaction, the Stryker director sold 14,000 more shares on Aug. 15, according to a WatchList News report.
  Frost & Sullivan recognized spine device company Baxano Surgical with the 2014 Product Line Strategy Leadership award for its minimally invasive products.

15. LDR COO sells 19k shares in $512k transaction

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 18 August 2014 15:57
LDR COO James Burrows sold 19,258 shares on the open market last Friday, according to a Mideast Times report, in a $512,070.22 transaction.

16. OsteoMed, MedCom Advisors partner on new spine system

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 18 August 2014 13:47
OsteoMed signed an agreement with MedCom Advisors for the co-marketing of the PrimaLOK SP Interspinous Fusion System and the development of the MI-Port Fusion Procedure.
The global orthopedic trauma market has a huge opportunity for growth, with the biggest being among external fixator devices, according to a Persistence Market Research report.
  The Food and Drug Administration granted 52 orthopedic- and spine-related device exemptions in July.
Smith & Nephew announced a new sales model, called Syncera, geared toward hospitals to lower prices on hip and knee implants, according to a Health Point Capital report.

20. Stryker may have global hip lawsuits settlement soon

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 15 August 2014 17:42
Experts predict a global settlement will be announced for lawsuits associated with Stryker's ABG II and Rejuvenate Hip Model Systems, which were recalled in July 2012, according to a Legal Examiner report.
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