Zimmer Biomet, Medtronic, Stryker & more: 18 device company key notes

Written by Anuja Vaidya | April 14, 2017 | Print  |

Here are 18 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.

Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic is voluntarily recalling all unused units of its StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts.

 

A New Mexico judge ruled in favor of a patient claiming Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet's M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology caused metal poisoning.

 

Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor Robotics earned FDA approval for its Mazor X Align software.

 

Plano-based Texas Back Institute surgeons treated the first patient in the investigational device exemption clinical trial testing Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Simplify Medical's Simplify cervical artificial spinal disc.

 

Marietta, Ga.-based Amendia acquired Carlsbad, Calif.-based Spinal Elements.

 

People magazine and Great Place to Work included Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker in their 2017 "Companies that Care" list.

 

Stryker Endoscopy is opening new headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

 

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Zyga Technology reported that at 24 months post-operation, 94 percent of the patients undergoing procedures using the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System had evidence of bridging bone.

 

Device benefit management company IPG partnered with DJO Global and the company's surgical division to promote value-based care for orthopedic procedures.

 

Ortho Kinematics, an Austin, Texas-based healthcare diagnostics company specializing in spine imaging informatics, closed an $18.6 million Series D equity financing round.

 

Leesburg, Va.-based K2M reached a five-year distribution agreement with Australia-based LifeHealthcare Group.

 

Canada-based Intellijoint Surgical celebrated the 1,000th Intellijoint HIP procedure by launching the 1,000 Thanks project.

 

InVivo Therapeutics added Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as a new clinical site for the INSPIRE study.

 

Shelton, Conn.-based Spine Wave appointed Brian May its new executive vice president of research and development.

 

Bedford, Mass.-based ConforMIS reported results from a study showing that iTotal PS patients experienced a greater average range of motion during a deep knee bend compared to the NexGen PS patients.

 

DePuy Synthes partnered with Research and Markets to launch the DePuy Synthes Market research Portal.

 

San Francisco-based Invuity plans to release its 2017 first quarter financial results on April 26, following market close.

 

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris hospitals have listed France-based Safe Orthopaedics' thoracolumbar spinal fusion products.

 

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