Stryker sales up after K2M acquisition & more: 6 device company notes

Written by Eric Oliver | April 24, 2019 | Print  |

Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:

Stryker reported 8.5 percent net sales growth in the first quarter of 2019. Read more.

Orthopedic surgeons at the Plano, Texas-based Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute implanted Orthofix Medical's M6-C artificial cervical disc in the first patients.

Medtronic signed an agreement to market Israel-based Alpha Omega's surgical navigation products for brain procedures.

ExplORer Surgical brought a former Medtronic executive onboard and closed a $5 million financing round for its workflow management and analytics platform.

Despite reporting worldwide declining sales for the first quarter of 2019, Johnson & Johnson executives were optimistic about the future of orthopedics during the financial progress conference call. Read more.

Heraeus Medical brought Zimmer Biomet to court again recently to refute an initial decision over noncompete issues between the former partners and an employee. Read more.

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