Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive, Mazor Robotics & more: 18 device company key notes

Spinal Tech

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

Medtronic launched the new installment of its StealthStation technology.


Despite huge profits in 2016 for Zimmer Biomet, the company experienced a production slowdown as it worked on quality and manufacturing systems issues related to integrating Biomet after acquiring the company in 2015.


NuVasive reported total revenue for the first quarter of 2017 at $249.9 million, a 16.2 percent jump over the same period last year.


Aurora Spine reported revenues of approximately $6.76 million in fiscal year 2016, reflecting a 38 percent increase from 2015.


RTI Surgical reported worldwide revenues increased 4 percent from last year's first quarter to the same quarter in 2017.


Exactech reported first quarter 2017 revenue of $69.5 million, reflecting a 6 percent increase from $65.3 million in the first quarter of 2016.


Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Israel used Siemens' Artis Zeego and Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System to perform spine surgery — the first time the two robotic technologies have been used in tandem for spine surgery.


Nexxt Spine released the INTERTIA CORTI-FIXX Cortical-Cancellous pedicle screw system.


Lone Tree, Colo.-based Sky Ridge Medical Center acquired the state's first Mazor X system by Mazor Robotics.


Amedica has been granted marketing clearance for its Valeo interbody fusion device in Australia.


Amendia plans to continue its strategic partnership with Global Spine Outreach, a charity committed to training spine surgeons in developing countries.


Cytokinetics reported revenues of $4.2 million for the first quarter 2017.


Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Professor of Orthopedic Surgery David Ruch, MD, completed the first surgery using Arthrosurface's OsteoMATE arthrodesis implant.


Inspired Spine published an ebook titled, "Distinguishing Between the Spinal OLIF and OLLIF Procedures – Confusion with the War of the LIFs."


7D Surgical entered into exclusive sales representative agreements with Surgical One and DB Surgical.


EOS imaging announced its EOS systems have been installed in two leading Chinese hospitals.


Bioventus brought David Varner aboard as vice president of marketing, Active Healing Therapies.


Xtant was named the Montana Ambassador Business of the Year by volunteers known as the Montana Ambassadors.


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