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  1. 17 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in December

    The FDA cleared 17 spine-related devices in December. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Zap Surgical to use $81 million raised in financing round to accelerate launch of surgical robot

    Zap Surgical Systems raised $81 million in an equity financing round completed Jan. 8, according to Dotmed Health Care Business News. By Alan Condon -
  3. Cutting Edge Spine gains clearance for HA-enhanced PEEK interbody system

    Cutting Edge Spine launched the EVOLha-DLIF direct lateral interbody fusion system on Jan. 9 following FDA 510(k) clearance. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Dr. Patrick Curry joins Colorado practice

    BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine in Boulder, Colo., recently added Patrick Curry, MD, to its surgical team. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Kornelis Poelstra implants Molybdenum-Rhenium rod during spinal fusion

    Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, of The Robotic Spine Institute of Silicon Valley in Los Gatos, Calif., was reportedly the first spine surgeon on the west coast to implant a Molybdenum-Rhenium rod in a patient during a spinal fusion. By Alan Condon -
  3. Former Life Spine employees file retaliatory discharge complaint after objecting to kickback scheme

    Four former Life Spine employees filed a retaliatory discharge complaint on Jan. 7, claiming they were terminated after objecting to the company's illegal kickback scheme, reports Courthouse News Service. By Alan Condon -
  4. Medtronic acquires privately held company developing spinal cord stimulation therapy

    Medtronic on Jan. 8 acquired Stimgenics, developer of the Differential Target Multiplexed spinal cord stimulation therapy. By Alan Condon -
  1. Humans have a 'cellular clock' that controls spine growth, researchers confirm

    Developmental biologist Olivier Pourquié, PhD, identified a cellular segmentation clock-like mechanism in humans that controls spine development, The Harvard Gazette reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Work progressing on Adena's $70M orthopedic, robotic surgery center — 4 insights

    Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System is building an orthopedic and robotic surgery center, which will open in the summer of 2021, the Record Herald reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 28 orthopedic devices receive FDA (510k) clearance in December

    The FDA cleared 28 orthopedic and spine related devices in December. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. FDA warns Conformis about quality issues & more: 9 device company notes

    Here are nine key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  1. Zimmer Biomet adds to leadership team with new combined role

    Zimmer Biomet created a new role in its executive structure for Keri Mattox, who will serve as senior vice president of investor relations and chief communications officer. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Former Laser Spine Institute HQ leased to sports apparel company — 3 insights

    Sports apparel company Fanatics will move into the former headquarters of Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Thomas Schuler excited by progress of stem cell therapy in spine

    Thomas Schuler, MD, is founder and CEO of the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston and was a spine consultant for the Washington Redskins for 20 years. By Alan Condon -
  4. Drs. Peter Asnis, Dana Covey & more: 6 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week. By Alan Condon -
  5. 4 recent orthopedic device company acquisitions

    Here are four orthopedic device company acquisitions announced or completed in the past month. By Alan Condon -
  6. SeaSpine offers public common stock; to use proceeds for working capital

    SeaSpine initiated an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock Jan. 7. By Alan Condon -
  7. Former Medtronic, Bioventus executive becomes CEO at BlueWind Medical

    Daniel Lemaitre began his new role as CEO at neurostimulation company BlueWind Medical on Jan. 1. By Alan Condon -
  8. Medtronic issues safety notice related to Mazor X robotic spine system in the UK

    Medtronic filed an urgent field safety notice with the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the U.K. in December regarding its Mazor X Surgical System after receiving seven complaints from users. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Exactech co-founders retire, current CEO to transition to board role — 4 insights

    Joint replacement surgery device company Exactech underwent a number of leadership changes to start the new year. By Eric Oliver -

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