From third-quarter financial reports to Johnson & Johnson's latest orthopedic acquisition, here are seven key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
1. NuVasive's net sales were affected in part by challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and nonemergency surgeries being curtailed. Read more details here.
2. The first clinical cases with Spinal Elements' Lucent 3D-printed lumbar interbody system were completed at Hawaii Pacific Health in Honolulu and Youngstown Orthopedics Associates in Canfield, Ohio.
3. Conformis named former Johnson & Johnson executive James Paiva as its vice president of U.S. marketing.
4. Medtronic plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by fiscal year 2045.
5. Bedford, Mass.-based OnPoint Surgical received an award for an augmented reality spine surgery patent that was granted in June.
6. Zimmer Biomet, Stryker and Smith+Nephew all recently reported their third-quarter results. While Smith+Nephew and Zimmer Biomet saw dips in orthopedic performance, Stryker saw revenue gains. Read details here.
7. DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics company, acquired OrthoSpin, an Israel-based robotics company.