Orthopedic surgeon whistleblower receives big award in Biomet kickback case & more: 8 device company notes

Spinal Tech

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

The former orthopedic surgeon who blew the whistle on Biomet's kickback scheme in Brazil received in excess of $4.5 million for his role in the case. Read more.

The FDA approved Ignite Orthopedics' radial head arthroplasty system, marking the company's first 510(k) clearance.

Smith & Nephew closed its acquisition of Brainlab, boosting its orthopedic joint replacement business.

Misonix, a developer of minimally invasive therapeutic ultrasonic devices, received 510(k) FDA clearance for Nexus, its new integrated ultrasonic surgical platform.

Minimally invasive medical device manufacturer Ozop Surgical released positive test results from its adjustable ALIF interbody spinal implant.

After uncovering that former executives had spied on employees to discredit whistleblowers, MiMedx Group announced several changes to its board, including the appointment of new CEO Tim Wright.

Aurora Spine posted its strongest quarter to date, recording first-quarter revenues of $2.73 million. Read more

Globus Medical launched Aerial, its minimally invasive interspinous fixation system with interlocking plates for spinal fusions.

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