How COVID-19 affected Stryker & more: 5 device company key notes

Spinal Tech

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

Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo said the pandemic accelerated innovation with virtual conferencing and connections during The Constellation Forum on Aug. 6, and he plans to lean into these trends as well as the company's social responsibility in the future. Read more.

Orthopedic implant manufacturer Wishbone Medical has strengthened its portfolio with the acquisition of two spine device companies — Back 2 Basics Direct and Orbbö Surgical.

Spine device manufacturer Joimax received FDA approval Aug. 6 for Intracs, an electromagnetic navigation tracking and control system for spine surgery.

Medical device company Life Spine has received FDA clearance for its Plateau-A Ti anterior lumbar spacer system, according to an Aug. 5 news release.

Zimmer Biomet paid $2 million upfront for the rights to distribute electrodes used in brain surgeries related to epilepsy treatment, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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