Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, K2M & more: 23 device company notes

Spinal Tech

Here are 23 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.

Stryker acquired a majority of share capital and voting rights of Vexim, a medical device company focused on minimally invasive vertebral fracture treatment, for approximately $97.1 million.


Stryker commercially launched the Serrato pedicle screw system during the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting taking place Oct. 25 to 28, in Orlando, Fla.

NuVasive reported a 3.2 percent revenue increase for the third quarter and updated full year guidance.


NuVasive launched three new lateral solutions allowing surgeons to perform lateral single-positions surgery: Lateral ALIF, XLIF Crestline and Lateral MAS Fixation.


NuVasive's board of directors approved a $100 million share repurchase program.


K2M acquired the Palo Alto Cervical Static Corpectomy Cage System from Cardinal Spine.


Alphatec Holdings' total revenue is expected to be between $22.8 million and $23.1 million, according to preliminary third quarter financial results.


Zimmer Biomet unveiled its Vitality+ and Vital Spinal Fixation Systems in the United States.


RTI Surgical launched the Fortilink-C interbody fusion system, using TETRAfuse 3D technology.


RTI Surgical unveiled its TETRAfuse 3D Technology.


AxioMed released its Lateral Viscoelastic Total Disc Replacement.


VGI Medical launched the VerteLP Lateral Interbody Fusion System.


SpineGuard commercially released its DSG-enabled Z-Direct Pedicle Screw System by Zavation in the United States.


The FDA cleared ChoiceSpine's Blackhawk integrated anterior cervical fusion device.


Kapstone Medical acquired Loukas Medical's assets.


Spineology launched a post-market study on its Duo Lumbar Interbody Fusion System.


By using Misonix's BoneScalpel, hospitals and health systems can save up to 40 percent in biological grafting material spending for spinal fusion procedures, according to a study presented at the North American Spine Society annual meeting held Oct. 25 through Oct. 28 in Orlando, Fla.


Aurora Spine Chairman of the Board David Rosenkrantz acquired the 1.25 million common shares of the company in a non-brokered private placement.


Mizuho OSI unveiled its new spinal positioning system Levó Head Positioning System at the North American Spine Society annual meeting.


The Medicrea Group unveiled its UNiD HUB software at the North American Spine Society annual meeting.


Researchers presented findings from a clinical U.S. study on Implanet's JAZZ technology for adult spinal deformity surgery.


Esaote plans to unveil Q-Spine, a software tool designed to help spine surgeons, orthopedists and chiropractors with procedures.


Glenn Buttermann, MD, of Stillwater, Minn.-based Midwest Spine & Brain Institute, performed the first cases with Life Spine's SENTRY ALIF Plating System.


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