Conformis, Zimmer Biomet resolve all patent disputes & more: 6 device company key notes

Spinal Tech

Here are six key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week:

Aetna will cover minimally invasive arthrodesis of the sacroiliac joint under a new policy, which was outlined in a May 29 announcement from medical device company SI-Bone.

Conformis and Zimmer Biomet entered an agreement May 22 to resolve all existing patent disputes between the device companies, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The first surgeries using Life Spine's Dyna-Link Ti anterior lumbar interbody fusion spacer have been successfully completed.

The FDA on May 28 issued 510(k) clearance for Nexxt Spine's anterior lumbar interbody fusion and lateral implants.

Stryker priced a $2.3 billion private offering of senior notes to finance the acquisition of Wright Medical Group, a device company focusing on orthopedic extremities and biologics.

Precision Spine launched its Reform Ti HA coated pedicle screw system on May 26.

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