1. 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.

4. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

11. 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.
Here are 13 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.

13. 100 things to know about spine device companies in 2Q

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 15 August 2014 10:16
 Here are 100 takeaways from leading spine device-focused companies from the second quarter of 2014.
The New Economy Magazine awarded Oxford Performance Materials among the best three-dimensional healthcare innovations.
  The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering gave first place in a competition for engineering undergraduate design competitions to a spinal project addressing postoperative neurological or vascular complications from incorrect screw placement.
Aurora Spine named Joe Bocchino regional vice president of sales for the western United States.
Spine Pain Management appointed Michael K. Smith as vice president and director of sales and marketing for the Quad Video Halo subsidiary.
The Journal of Spine will publish a study on Advanced Biologics' OsteoAMP examining the different variables between allograft donors used in the product that was implanted during spinal fusion procedures.

19. Bacterin adds Dr. David Goodman to board of directors

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:08
Bacterin International Holdings added David Goodman, MD, to board of directors.
Exactech announced the first implantation of the Alteon Tapered Wedge Femoral Stem by orthopedic surgeon Jeffery Pierson, MD.
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