J&J's Q4 results and orthopedic tech debuts: 7 device company notes

Spinal Tech

Zimmer Biomet files forms for ZimVie and six more key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:

1. Smith+Nephew acquired Engage Surgical, which has the only cementless partial knee system commercially available in the U.S.

2. Jay Keener, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in St. Louis, performed the first case with Stryker's Tornier patient-matched glenoid implant.

3. Zimmer Biomet filed a Form 10 registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its planned spine and dental spinoff.

4. Sebastian Koga, MD, a neurosurgeon in Covington, La., completed the first cases with Aurora Spine's Apollo cervical plate.

5. Johnson & Johnson orthopedic sales in the U.S. and worldwide decreased year over year in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to financial results posted Jan. 25.

6. Stryker has initiated a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vocera Communications for $79.25 per share.

7. Five-year data on the Barricaid spinal implant shows it is effective in preventing reherniation and reoperation following lumbar discectomy.

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