Ortho Kinematics Receives CE Mark for Vertebral Motion Analysis
Ortho Kinematics received CE Mark approval for its Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) technology. Commercialization will begin in the U.K. during 2016.
Amedica Signs Distribution Agreement with Weigao Orthopedic
Amedica entered into a 10-year agreement granting Weigao Orthopedic the exclusive distribution rights for Amedica-branded silicon nitride spinal implants in the People's Republic of China.
1,000th Case Performed with the ElbowLOC Positioning System
Hunter Medical announced the 1,000th surgical procedure performed with the ElbowLOC® Positioning System.
Safe Orthopaedics Enters Distribution Agreement Covering Australia and New Zealand
Safe Orthopaedics received regulatory approval in Australia for its SteriSpine product range, and entered into an agreement with SSJ Health covering regional distribution.
Strategic Orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in March 2016
Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in March 2016 include: Vantage Total Ankle (Exactech), Align Anterior Ankle Fusion Plate (Extremity Medical), Jazz Lock (Implanet), PROLIFT Expandable Interbody System (Life Spine), OrthAlign Plus UniAlign (OrthAlign), Tesera SC Standalone Anterior Cervical Plate (Renovis Surgical), S-Wire (Spinal Resources), Interbody System (Surgtech), Xspan Laminoplasty Fixation System (X-spine/Xtant Medical) (View the full list of orthopaedic 510(k)s for March 2016)
Tyber Medical Awarded State Funding
Tyber Medical was awarded a US $362,500, ten-year loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to purchase equipment for in-house fabrication.
EOS imaging Receives FDA Clearance for spineEOS
EOS imaging received FDA clearance to market spineEOS, online 3D planning software for spine surgery based on stereo-radiographic 2D/3D imaging.
Centric Medical Launches TARSA-LINK StandAlone Wedge Fixation for Foot and ...
Centric Medical commenced full market release of TARSA-LINK™, a PEEK-based standalone wedge for internal fixation of fractures, fusions and osteotomies in the foot/ankle.
LISI Medical to Acquire Alcoa Remmele
LISI Medical, a contract manufacturer, signed an agreement to acquire Alcoa Remmele for 90MM (~US $102MM). The transaction is expected to close in 2Q16. Remmele posted 2015 revenue of $70MM.
Stryker Acquires SafeWire Portfolio for Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
Stryker Spine acquired SafeWire's product portfolio, including the Y-Wire guidewire and Tiger Jamshidi Needle for use in minimally invasive spine surgery.